U.S. Census Reports a 9.7 Percent Growth Since 2000


Initial results from the latest census have been released. The U.S. Census Bureau announced that the official U.S. population as of April 2010 is 308,745,538. This number represents a 9.7 percent increase from 2000. 

What does this mean for the House of Representatives? The Census Bureau announced that eight states will gain a total of 12 seats, while 10 states will lose seats. Republican-leaning states in the South and West will be the states to gain seats. The states losing seats are mostly in the Northeast and Midwest. 



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