The Census Bureau released the first statistics from the 2010 decennial census this week. The nation's population grew by just under 10%, from 281 million to almost 309 million. The Bureau's announcement also included state-by-state population counts, and -- perhaps more importantly -- Congressional apportionment numbers.
Based on the 2010 population, the Bureau has concluded that each Congressional district nationwide will need to have a population of 710,767 people (up from 646,952 in 2000). In New York State, even though our population grew by 2.1% to 19,378,102 people, other states grew faster - which means New York will lose two congressional seats, from 29 to 27.
Read more at CUR's website.