U.S. Census Bureau delivers data to New Jersey and Virginia
By Kyle Maichle
The U.S. Census Bureau released detailed Census data and demographic characteristics to leaders in New Jersey and Virginia on February 3, 2011. The data provides the first look at population counts for smaller areas along with additional voting age, housing unit, race, and Hispanic origin data released from the 2010 Census.
New Jersey's five most populous cities are Newark with 277,140, Jersey City with 247,597, Paterson with 146,199, Elizabeth with 124,969, and Edison with 99,967. When compared to the 2000 Census, Newark grew by 1.3 percent, Jersey City grew by 3.1 percent, Elizabeth grew by 3.7 percent, and Edison grew by 2.3 percent. Paterson lost 2 percent of its population compared to the previous Census.
Virginia's five most populous cities are Virginia Beach at 437,994, Norfolk at 242,803, Chesapeake at 222,209, Richmond at 204,214, and Newport News at 180,719. Since the 2000 Census, Virginia Beach grew by 3 percent, Norfolk grew by 3.6 percent, Chesapeake grew by 11.6 percent, Richmond grew by 3.2 percent, and Newport News grew by 0.3 percent.
Both Virginia and New Jersey can use the Official 2010 Census Redistricting Data Summary file to redraw federal, state, and local legislative districts under Public Law 94-171. All 50 states including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will receive their data by April 1, 2011.
- U.S. Census Bureau, "U.S. Census Bureau Delivers New Jersey's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting" 3 Feb. 2011
- US Census Bureau, "U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Virginia's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting" 3 Feb. 2011