Georgia and Tennessee Show Large Growth in 2010 Census

Georgia and Tennessee both showed large population gains in population according to 2010 U.S. Census figures released Tuesday.

Georgia’s population swelled to nearly 9.7 million, an increase of more than 1.5 million people since 2000.

That means the state picks up a seat in the House of Representatives, raising Georgia’s House delegation to 14 members. 

Census figures show Tennessee’s population grew by 11.5 percent since 2000, which wasn’t enough to add any seats to the state’s Congressional delegation.

The Census Bureau figures show that 6.3 million people currently live in Tennessee, making it the 17th biggest state in the country by population. That’s down by one spot from the 2000 Census after Arizona moved ahead of Tennessee by about 50,000 people.
Tennessee’s congressional delegation will remain unchanged at nine House members.

Numbers from the 2010 census were announced Tuesday, including the official U.S. population, which totaled more than 308 million people.

The census counted every person living in the U.S. on April 1.

It’s mandated by the Constitution to determine how to divide the seats in the House among the 50 states. The population grew in the South and West and declined in the Midwest and Northeast.

It, Georgia and Tennessee Show Large Growth in 2010 Census quoted from News Channel 9

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