The Census Bureau on Thursday issued its most detailed portrait but of how the U.S. has modified over the previous decade, releasing a trove of demographic information that will likely be used to redraw political maps throughout an more and more numerous nation.
The census figures have been eagerly awaited by states, and they’re positive to set off an intense partisan battle over illustration at a time of deep nationwide division and fights over voting rights. The numbers might assist decide management of the U.S. House within the 2022 elections and supply an electoral edge for the following 10 years. The information will even form how $1.5 trillion in federal spending is distributed every year.
The figures present continued migration to the South and Southwest and inhabitants losses within the Mississippi Delta and Appalachia. The numbers additionally point out that the white inhabitants is growing older and has fallen to its smallest share of the full inhabitants on file. The inhabitants underneath age 18 is more and more numerous.
The figures had been purported to be launched by the tip of March, however that deadline was pushed again due to delays from the pandemic.
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