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NC census numbers out

North Carolina's 2010 census numbers are out today. Here's a quick look.

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2010 Census - Pop. Change
By
Laura Leslie

The U.S. Census released its 2010 numbers for North Carolina today, allowing legislators to start the process of redrawing the state's 120 House, 50 Senate, and 13 congressional districts.  

The release includes a LOT of data, so it'll take a few days to process it all. But for quick reference, the map at left shows the population change from 2000 to 2010 by county.  

  • Union County was by far the fastest-growing at 62 percent, but it's still a small county, population-wise. It looks likely to  pick up a House seat.
  • Wake County looks likely to pick up at least two House seats and one in the Senate.  
  • Mecklenburg County appears to be in line for one more House seat, and probably a Senate seat, too.
  • Cumberland County looks likely to lose a House seat. 

More as we get it.

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