The 2010 Census is published Dan Crawford | December 21, 2010 4:24 pm The 2010 Census is out now….lots of data. Tags: 2010 census Comments (5) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
No, that’s not accurate. The state populations were the only thing released today. There will be “lots of data” available throughout 2011. Here’s the release schedule: http://www.census.gov/population/www/censusdata/c2010products.pdf
Confusingly though, the Census did just release the 2005-2009 American Community Survey data a week ago, which has “lots of data,” but is based on years of sampling (and has significant margins of error at small geographies), and is not the 2010 Census.
Texas will pick up 4 seats in the house and be redistricted by the Rs. Almost a lock that you will have 4 blue seats in Ohio and New York become red seats in Texas.
STR – You will note that the sun-belt states picked up seats while the rust belt lost them. A trend that has been going on awhile now. People voting with there feet.
Islam will change
Here the winner/loser list (from Kevin Drum)
Texas, where Republicans have a supermajority in the House and Senate and hold the governor’s mansion, gained four new House seats….Florida gained two seats….Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington all gained one seat.
New York and Ohio lost two seats each, representing the longstanding decline in growth in the Rust Belt. Iowa, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania all lost one seat.
The Census counts the residents of each state. It does not determine respondents’ citizenship. So, increases in population which bring additional Congressional seats in places like Texas, Florida, and Georgia do so as much because of immigration as internal migration of citizens from other US states. The population of current and future voters in these states is now more Hispanic. It will be interesting to see how the R’s deal with this demographic shift to younger less white voters. NancyO
So lets look again in 2013 and count how many hispanics are elected in the SW to these new seats.