The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that the 2010 Census put the population of the United States at 308,745,538, an increase of 9.7% from the 2000 Census.
For those wondering how Ohio fared, please see below the fold for all data related to the Buckeye State.
- Total Population: 11,536,504
- Population Rank: #7
- Population Change: +1.6%
- Population Density: 282.3 People per square mile
- U.S. Avg.: 87.4
- Density Rank: #12
- Apportionment: 723,031 People per representative
- U.S. Avg.: 710,767
- New # of seats in the House of Representatives: 16
- Change: -2 (only other state to lose 2 seats was New York)
That brings us to the very soon to be hot discussion topic of redistricting and why the midterm beatdown in Ohio was so significant. From the Governor on down, Republicans now hold every major statewide office along with solid majorities in both the House and Senate. And as it currently stands, only 5 of the 18 U.S. House Districts are held by Democrats.
So if you held the redistricting pen, where would you be drawing the lines? And will Ohio be seeing even less regressive blue come 2012. . .