308,745,538

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today the long awaited 2010 Census showing the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2010, was 308,745,538.

This number represents an increase of 9.7 percent over the 2000 U.S. resident population of 281,421,906.

The most populous state is California at 37,253,956. The least populous is Wyoming at 563,626. The state that gained the most numerically since the 2000 Census was Texas, up 4,293,741 to 25,145,561 and the state that gained the most as a percentage of its 2000 Census count was Nevada up 35.1% to 2,700,551.

This data contains the same information sent to President Obama.

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8 Responses to 308,745,538

  1. TOM339 says:

    I wonder if the number is actually higher?

    If you consider the percentage of folks who refuse to fill out the Census form for whatever reason, I have to think the population is probably closer to 315 million.

    The population shifts to the west and south will continue forever, as people refuse to live their lives in states with severe winters and high taxes. If the US is around in a century, I imagine the northeast will be largely abandoned.

  2. Rachel says:

    California and Texas run the nation. Followed by New York, Florida and Illinois. I think Tom339 is onto something. I told everyone I expected the population of the USA to be well over 320 million by now. Just the huge number of new immigrants — legal and not legal, had to push the number past 308 million. We’re a huge country now and the men and women we elect to run Washington seem ill-prepared to find solutions and solve the mounting problems we face.

  3. Brigadoon says:

    We need a US Census breakdown of largest to smallest states by LGBT residents. My guess is, California has the most queers, followed by Florida and New York. I knew California is totally rainbow but I couldn’t believe how queer Miami and Ft. Lauderdale was when I visited in 2008.

  4. okjimm says:

    308,745,538.????? US population?????

    I thought that was the number of left-wing, tree hugging, pinko-commie socialist do-gooder liberal hippies & gay folks who read your blog. ;)
    But I won’t ask iffen you doan tell! :)
    Merry Holidays & Happy stuff!!!!!!

  5. Idaho Librul says:

    I think the number is low too. We’ve got to be closer to 320 million.

    The number of people who just refused to complete the survey, moved or who are in the country illegally weren’t included in the 308 million.

  6. Carpe Diem says:

    New York is forecast to lose 2 House seats. Ohio and Massachusetts will both lose one House seat. California will gain two House seats and Texas will gain four House seats. This is a huge reapportionment for 2012 and the years beyond. New York seems committed to destroying itself. I remember visiting Cooperstown in 2001 and there is no one there. Miles and miles of deserted houses and vacant land. Outside Cooperstown, New York looked abandoned. People told me it gets worse the closer you get to Buffalo.

  7. Jolly Roger says:

    tom339, I suspect the opposite is just about ready to happen. The south and west are getting so radicalized that people of any color other than pale are going to have to leave, or face a lifetime as serfs.

  8. Estacada says:

    The shifting of House seats affects 18 states.

    Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington all gain one seat. Florida gains two and Texas four.

    Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania all lose a seat. Both Ohio and New York lose two.

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