That's how many of us there are, according to the 2010 United States Census. U.S. Census Director Robert Groves announced the results this morning at the National Press Club.
The South was the region with the largest growth, at 14.3 percent, followed by the West at 13.8. Nevada was the fastest growing state, with a 35.5 percent increase.
Congressional apportionment numbers below the fold. While the presser is still going on, you can watch it at c-span.org.
Eight states will gain members in the House:
South Carolina +1
Ten states will lose members in the House:
New York -2
New Jersey -1
These numbers aren't good for us--especially Texas, which owes much of its gain to a larger Latino population, but where you can be sure that Rick Perry and the Republicans will gerrymander each of those four new seats to maximally benefit conservative white Texans. Of the states that gained and lost seats, only Arizona, Iowa, New Jersey, and Washington use independent commissions to draw district boundaries; in the others, the state legislature controls redistricting. Considering the list of affected states, that would seem to forecast grim tidings indeed.