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Old 12-23-2009, 11:50 AM
Location: Tennessee
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"..in yet another sign of the recessionís power to reshape established demographic trends, the new figures show that as of July, growth has slowed to a trickle in Arizona, while in Florida, Nevada and California, more Americans moved out than in... These shifts, however, do not appear to have dramatically offset the broader trends of the decade, characterized by moves to the South and the West. The new population figures are the last to be released before the 2010 census, and if these conclusions hold, these regions would gain more representation in Congress. "

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Old 12-23-2009, 12:15 PM
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As far as I can tell, having fewer residents will increase a state's representation in congress - at least from a per capita perspective.
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:36 PM
Location: Midessa, Texas Home Yangzhou, Jiangsu temporarily
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So it looks like Michigan will only lose one seat. That has got to be good news for them.
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:42 PM
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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From the article

"Texas, it seems, is the big winner. It added more people from home and abroad than any other state this year — 231,539. That is more than Florida, Arizona, California, Nevada and Colorado, combined.

Mr. Frey attributed this to a more diversified economy in Texas, and more conservative lending practices during the real estate boom. When combined with the state’s steady growth earlier in the decade, Texas is projected to receive three new seats in Congress, bringing its total to 35."

That in bold is both a good and bad thing. Probably more good than bad (I hope...)

Interesting article. Thanks for posting!
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:58 PM
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California is in denial about our out migration. If it were not for foreign immigration we'd be like the Rust Belt.
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:06 PM
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Can anyone supply me with a link to the new figures of ALL states?? I have yet to find it! (and I'm talking about the 2009 figures, not 2008)
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