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U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Final State 2010 Census Population Totals for Legislative Redistricting

March 25, 2011 Comments off

U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Final State 2010 Census Population Totals for Legislative Redistricting
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics have been released for communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. These data have provided the first look at population counts for small areas and race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010 Census. With the release of data for all the states, national-level counts of these characteristics are now available.

The Census Bureau has met its statutory obligation to provide redistricting data to the 50 states no later than April 1 of the year following the census. The delivery of these files is ahead of schedule, consistent with previous 2010 Census operations.

The official 2010 Census Redistricting Data Summary File can be used to redraw federal, state and local legislative districts under Public Law 94-171. The census data are used by state officials to realign congressional and state legislative districts in their states, taking into account population shifts since the 2000 Census.

Data for the nation show that the five most populous incorporated places and their 2010 Census counts are New York, 8,175,133; Los Angeles, 3,792,621; Chicago, 2,695,598; Houston, 2,099,451; and Philadelphia, 1,526,006. New York grew by 2.1 percent since the 2000 Census. Los Angeles grew by 2.6 percent, Chicago decreased by 6.9 percent, Houston grew by 7.5 percent, and Philadelphia grew by 0.6 percent.

The largest county is Los Angeles with a population of 9,818,605. Its population grew by 3.1 percent since 2000. The other counties in the top five include Cook, Ill., with a population of 5,194,675 (decrease of 3.4 percent); Harris, Texas, 4,092,459 (increase of 20.3 percent); Maricopa, Ariz., 3,817,117 (increase of 24.2 percent); and San Diego, 3,095,313 (increase of 10.0 percent).

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U.S. Census Bureau Releases Data on Population Distribution and Change in the U.S. Based on Analysis of 2010 Census Results

March 25, 2011 Comments off

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Data on Population Distribution and Change in the U.S. Based on Analysis of 2010 Census Results
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Following the completion of release of 2010 Census local-level data to all states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, the U.S. Census Bureau today released a detailed brief on the population distribution of the nation and population change since 2000.

In this first in a series of 2010 Census briefs, Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010, the Census Bureau analyzed the nation’s population change for the United States as a whole, as well as its regions, states, metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas, counties and places.

The U.S. population over the past decade increased by 9.7 percent, surpassing the 300 million mark to reach 308.7 million, but at a rate slower than recent decades. Since 1900, only the 1930s experienced lower growth than the past decade, which saw growth similar to the 1980s (9.8 percent).

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See also: Facts for Features — 2010 Center of Population

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