Ohio vs. 2010 Census

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.

Ohio Results

  • 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. . .

No votes yet

At least, judging by Census stats, our Buckeyes didn't move to that forlorn Land Up North. Looks like we'll see our expatriates trying to learn the "Hook 'em, Horns" cheer deep down in the heart of Texas. Hope they took their blue, as in politics, with them down south, got registered to vote, and will change Texas and other southern states to a lighter shade of red. I hope, though, that all of them have warm memories of the Maize and Blue and the Scarlet and Gray.

Patience is a great virtue.


Ha good luck changing Texas government.

It's by far one of the most interesting state governments I've ever seen. It's still has many of the roots from when it was a country. The legislature meets in a timeframe shorter than any other state. The Govenor has very little power.

Pretty much the only way to get things done is by statewide referendum.

It's one of the slowest states to institute changes to it's laws. Which ironically makes it one of the freeist states in the country.


He'd make them recount the Ohio numbers and we'd end up gaining a seat.

But Governor Carty would blow any additional federal funding on massive flowerbeds and New Perrysburg, a planned city developed by Larry Dillin, so we wouldn't be any better off than we are right now.

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

Census figures confirm no one in Ohio can afford the game tickets and flight fare to go down south and watch Arkansas kick the shit out of the Buckeyes. Ahh, fudge, another bowl season. Another 0 for OSU.

Patience is a great virtue.

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