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2010 census results by state

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2010 Census Results – US Census 2010 Findings And Data

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

The data collected for the 2010 Census was released today, bringing with it great changes through the reapportionment of congressional districts, as well as several other interesting population findings.

Republican-leaning states in the South and West that experienced a population boom over the past decade will gain political clout, while some historically Democratic states in the Rust Belt will lose it, according to Census Bureau figures released Tuesday aimed at ensuring proportional representation in the House.

…The slowing pace of population growth in the Northeast is a decades-long trend spurred in part by the decline of manufacturing jobs in the region. The faster-growing South and West regions will gain additional House seats, as companies have been shifting jobs there in response to financial incentives by state and local governments and the lack of strong labor unions.


-Michigan was only state to lose residents since 2000. The state’s population dropped by 0.6%.

-Nevada population grew 35.1% since 2000. Arizona’s population grew 24.1% over the same time period. Those states are likely to shed thousands of residents as the mortgage crisis continues to mount.

-The Northeast grew by 3.2%. The Midwest grew by 3.9%. Meanwhile, the South expanded by 14.3% and the West grew by 13.8%.

-In 1910 the West region was 7.7% of the country’s population. Now it’s 22.5%.

-The five most populous states are California, Texas, New York, Florida and Illinois.

-For the first time ever, the West is now more populous than the Midwest.

-The U.S. population hit 308.7 million, according to the latest census data. That represents an increase of 9.7 percent since 2000, the slowest growth rate since the Great Depression.

-Washington D.C. registered its first population growth since 1950, the Census data show. That’s up 5.2 percent since 2000 for a total of 601,723.

-Least populous states: Wyoming, Vermont, North Dakota, Alaska and South Dakota.


The U.S. Census and the Amazing Apportionment Machine