Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Losing Counties

So far the Census Bureau has released 2010 census redistricting data for four states: Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia. This week data for Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana, Maryland, and Vermont will be released. All 50 states will be available by April 1. At this link, the Census Bureau provides a neat interactive graphic by state that allows you to see county-level 2010 population counts and bar charts depicting population change by county since 1960.

It is interesting to note how many counties are losing population. Typically, the losers are rural pockets with poor to nonexistent Internet and cell phone service, a fatal condition in the modern economy.

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