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More of 'Us' in US, NC PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 06:20

There are more of us now…more people in North Carolina, more in the southern and western states—while one state and one territory have shrunk a bit.  It’s the Census data—the snapshot of ‘us’ we do every decade.

Got neighbors from Michigan? According to the census, it’s the only state shrinking, along with Puerto Rico.  There are a million and a half more North Carolinians than there were in 2000—9.5 million Tar heel residents, an increase of 18.5%. That’s fast, but Florida and Texas increased even faster.  And our increase was not enough to give us a new congressional district, while our neighbors in South Carolina will pick up their 7th.  Texas picks up 4 new house members.  North Carolina is now the 10th most populated state of the 50, moving up a spot from #11. There will be much more data released by the Census Bureau—we will be greatly analyzed—and we may find out more about who we are.

 

  
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