New Jersey Gains in Population But Loses a Congressional Seat

The U.S. Census Bureau has just released the national and state population figures from the 2010 Census. As of April 1, 2010, the national population stood at 308,745,538, an increase of 9.7% since 2000. And while New Jersey registered a 4.5% increase to 8,791, 894,  it was not enough to stem the southern and westward migration of apportioned seats in the House of Representatives. Along with many of its neighbors in the Northeast and Midwest, New Jersey will lose a seat in the House. A video presentation from C-SPAN is available as are slides, tables, and maps from this morning’s press conference. Additional information can be found at The New York Times, The Bergen Record, Asbury Park Press, and The Wall Street Journal.

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