Category Archives: Redistricting

An Important Milestone

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Today the Census Bureau delivered the final state-level files from the 2010 Census, permitting the redistricting process that will produce 435 geographical areas of representation for the House of Representatives. As with other operations of … Continue reading

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Be Careful! Labeling a County as “Dying” is Dangerous

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Written by: Director Robert Groves A recent syndicated newspaper article had the title of “Census estimates show 1 in 4 US counties are dying” – an attention-getting message. It referred to estimates of the addition or decline of population in … Continue reading

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Be Careful Interpreting the Housing Data from the State Redistricting Files

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Written by: Director Robert Groves I’ve read a couple of articles expressing shock at the level of vacant housing units in the redistricting files from the 2010 Census. I’ve also read a blog from one user who thought the totals … Continue reading

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