Monday, September 27, 2010

New estimates show slight changes for 2010 apportionment

With less than three months to go before final 2010 state census population numbers are unveiled by the U.S. Census Bureau, a new study (based on estimates released this summer from Esri, a mapping and GIS company) points to new predictions on how many congressional districts will shift with the new census.

Election Data Services, Inc. estimates that if the new apportionment was made with the Esri provided data, six states—Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington—would each gain a single seat, Florida would gain two seats, and Texas would gain four seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eight states would lose single seats— Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, while the states of New York and Ohio now stand to each lose two seats.

Read the press release.


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