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The first results from the 2010 Census are in. Indiana has a 2010 Census population of 6,483,802. That’s an increase of 403,317 or 6.6% from the 2000 Census total of 6,080,485.

Overall the United States population increased to 308,745,538. An increase of 27,323,632 or 9.7% from the 2000 Census total of 281,421,908.

Only one state, Michigan, plus the Commonwealth of  Puerto Rico lost population between 2000 and 2010.  Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia saw their populations increase.

The first 2010 Census data release also indicated how many seats in the House of Representatives each state would received in the Congress than begins in 2013.

Indiana maintains its nine congressional representatives.

Eight states saw their representation in Congress increase;

Ten states saw their representation in Congress decrease.

Detailed 2010 Census data will start to be distributed in early February.  Indiana and Indianapolis is on the list of among the first states to receive the data which will provide population counts for every Indiana city, township, school district and neighborhood. The data will also provide the first data on African-American and other population groups by race and ethnicity.

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