The U.S. Census Bureau released population totals and demographic statistics for all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia … ahead of schedule and well under budget. Under-promise and over-deliver… they think like a sales guy!
Next up, in April, a more thinly sliced data on metropolitan area and regional characteristics, and Native American (Alaskan and Hawaiian, too) areas. Legislative realignment then follows.
The five most populous counties are Los Angeles, Cook (Chicago), Harris (Houston), Maricopa (Phoenix) and San Diego. And the 5 top cities? New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia. (Chicago’s population has shrunk by 7% since 2000, Philadelphia’s leveled out, while others have all grown)
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