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2010 Census Data

by on December 21, 2010

The U.S. Census Bureau has released the data from its population count. This is important because seats in the House of Representatives are based on the population count for a state. It is expected that Texas will be the big winner this year, picking up an additional four seats in the House. Florida will gain two seats, while Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington will each gain one seat.

Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania will each lose one seat. But it could be worse. They could have lost two House seats like Ohio and New York.

California is not gaining a seat in the House for the first time ever.

Above is an interactive graphic from the U.S. Census Bureau. Thus far, 2010 data has not been incorporated into the graphic, although that is likely to happen soon.

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that the 2010 Census showed the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2010, was 308,745,538.

The resident population represented an increase of 9.7 percent over the 2000 U.S. resident population of 281,421,906.

via : 2010 Census Data