Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
Today the Census Bureau issued the first data release from Census 2010, with national and state total population, and apportionment results.
The total population of the United States on April 1, 2010 was 308,745,538, an increase of 9.7% from 2000.
As a result of state population changes, the following states gained seats in Congress: Arizona (+1), Florida (+2), Georgia (+1), Nevada (+1), South Carolina (+1), Texas (+4), Utah (+1), Washington (+1)
And the following states lost them: Illinois (-1), Iowa (-1), Louisiana (-1), Massachusetts (-1), Michigan (-1), Missouri (-1), New Jersey (-1), New York (-2), Ohio (-2), Pennsylania (-1).
Obviously Texas is the big winner here.
Here’s a map of the US for percentage change in population from 2000-2010, with color intensity proportional to the change. Michigan is shown in red as the only state to lose population, falling below the 10 million mark. Nevada is the champ at 35%.
Here’s a map of the US for total change in population from 2000-2010, with color intensity again proportional to the change with Michigan in red. Texas is tops here, adding about 4.3 million people. California is number two, with healthy total population growth, though a rate that has slowed to virtually the national average, a big change for them.
This map I think says it all. In it I put the states the grew faster than the US as a whole in blue, and those that grew slower than the US as a whole in red:
This is a quick, preliminary look. You can download the raw data here. Shoot me a note if you see any errors.
Much more to come from Census 2010.