U.S. Census Bureau Announces 2010 Census Population Counts – 308,745,538

U.S. Census Bureau Announces 2010 Census Population Counts – 308,745,538

Regionally, the South and the West picked up the bulk of the population increase, 14,318,924 and 8,747,621, respectively. But the Northeast and the Midwest also grew: 1,722,862 and 2,534,225. Additionally, Puerto Rico’s resident population was 3,725,789, a 2.2 percent decrease over the number counted a decade earlier.

Beginning in February and wrapping up by March 31, 2011, the Census Bureau will release demographic data to the states on a rolling basis so state governments can start the redistricting process.

The Census Bureau has posted a cool interactive map showing how the population has moved with every 10-year count since 1910.

ABOUT THE 2010 CENSUS

2010LogoRed_websiteThe 2010 Census is a count of everyone living in the United States and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. Census data are used to apportion congressional seats to states, to distribute more than $400 billion in federal funds to tribal, state and local governments each year and to make decisions about what community services to provide. The 2010 Census form is one of the shortest in U.S. history, consisting of 10 questions, taking about 10 minutes to complete. Strict confidentiality laws protect the respondents and the information they provide.

 

source: 2010.census.gov

 

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