Tuesday, December 21, 2010
2010 Census Data Released
The U.S. Census Bureau today released the results of the 2010 national census that will determine the apportionment of congressional seats among the 50 states. Indiana will hold steady at 9 seats; however, the average size of the state's congressional districts will grow by about 46,000 people to 722,398. Indiana's neighboring states didn't fare as well. Ohio will lose 2 congressional seats, while Illinois and Michigan will lose one each. Kentucky holds steady with 6 seats. Texas is the big winner, picking up 4 seats to increase its state's delegation to 36 seats. Florida picks up 2 seats, Arizona, Georgia, South Carolina, Utah and Washington each pick up one new seat. The trend of congressional power shifting to the South and West continues with these latest census numbers at the expense of the upper Midwest and Northeast.