The U.S. Census Bureau has just released some initial results from the 2010 Census, revealing that the resident population of the United States as of April 1, 2010 was 308,745,538, an increase of 9.7% over the 2000 Census number of 281,421,906. Leading the way as the most populous state is California with a population of 37,253,956 and the least populous state is Wyoming with 563,626. Texas gained the most in population over the past decade growing by 4,293,741 persons.
Indiana saw its population increase by 6.6%, up to 6,483,802, which results in 181 persons per square mile which ranks Indiana as 18th in terms of density, which is the same ranking as the previous two Census counts.
As a part of its initial report, the Census Bureau also delivered to President Obama its Apportionment Data, which is used to determine the number of representatives each state is entitled to. Indiana will see no change to its current 9 representatives. However, the states of Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah, and Washington will all gain one (1) additional seat, while Florida will gain two (2) and Texas will gain four (4). The States of Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachussetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania will all lose one (1) seat, while New York and Ohio will each lose two (2) seats.