While detailed population counts down to the block level will not be available until February, the US Census Bureau yesterday released the national and state level counts from the 2010 census, along with the new apportionment of the US House of Representatives.
As indicated in the graphic display above, the total resident US population count as of April 1, 2010 was 308,745,538. Nearly 40 percent of the growth during the past decade can be attributed to immigration.
The rate of population increase during the past ten years was 9.7%, marking the first decade of the 21st century as the slowest growing since the 1940 census.
As for Kansas, the resident population increased from 2,688,418 in 2000 to 2,853,118 – an increase of 164,700 or 6.1%, leaving Kansas 33rd in population among the states.
While Kansas retains its current allotment of congressional seats with 4, and therefore retains 6 electoral votes for the 2012 election, ten states will see their congressional delegations reduced by 1 (Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania) or 2 (New York and Ohio).
Eight states will gain congressional seats, including Texas (+4) and Florida (+2), along with Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington (+1 each).
For much greater detail, see the various reports and graphics available at the US Census Bureau website.