Friday, September 17, 2021

U.S. Census data reveal changes in California redistribution and diversity


The U.S. Census Bureau has been publishing interesting data for 2020. The following are some numbers that are of interest to Californians.

Lose a seat in parliament

California lost its seat in the U.S. Congress because its population increased by 6.1% from 2010 to 2020. However, the US population has grown by 10.1%, almost twice this rate.

The population of Golden State increased by 2.28 million to 39.5 million. But Texas grew by 4 million to 29.1 million. This is a growth rate of 15.9%.

Except for California, all states that lost their seats are in the Northeast Rust Belt. The seats are from the south or the west.

Since California is losing seats in the House of Representatives, the re-division of constituencies from 53 to 52 will be particularly controversial. The California Citizens Redistribution Committee has met to decide how to divide 52 districts, as well as 40 state senates, 80 parliaments, and 5 equality committee districts.The committee will make a map Decide Before January 14, 2022.

Pre-census estimate (pdf) Estimated by the Claremont McKenna College Ross State and Local Government Institute, the San Francisco Bay Area will get seats in all regions. Silicon Valley continues to prosper. Although its housing prices are ridiculously high, it still attracts leaders in the global computing field.

The study also found that the gains in the Bay Area “are almost entirely at the expense of Los Angeles’ San Gabriel Valley and downtown/gateway areas. Together, these two adjacent areas should lose one-third of their congressional districts and half of their congressional districts. Two state Senate districts and half a congressional district.”

State that gained or lost seats

Although the population growth of some states is small, but on top of the cumulative growth in recent decades, these increases are enough to push them to new seats. For example, the population growth of Montana in 2010-20 was only 94,810. But it has increased from 799,065 in 1990 to 1.1 million in 2020.

In a similar way, Illinois lost only 18,124 people, but it was enough—after decades of high taxes and legal abuse Illinois—to lose a seat. Its population has increased from 11.1 million in 1970 to 12.8 million in 2020. This has only increased by 15% in 50 years-because the US population has grown by 63%.

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In these five years, California’s population has grown even faster, reaching 98%, almost doubling—although the actual decline in the past few years shows that these exciting increases are a thing of the past.

This is data for all seven states that have lost seats in Congress. Five states will get one seat and Texas will get two seats. It is ranked by percentage of population growth.

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California’s second most diverse state

California is the second most diverse state after Hawaii.The bureau calculated a Diversity index, To measure the likelihood that two random people have different ethnic backgrounds.

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It states, “Overall, the states with the highest DI scores are in the west (Hawaii, California, and Nevada), the south (Maryland and Texas; and the District of Columbia equivalent to that state), and the northeast (New York and New Jersey). “

The national rate is 61.1%.

The 10 most diverse states:

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The statistician also conducted a diversity index study on the county. Here are the 10 most diverse counties in California:

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Note that Orange County is the ninth most diverse county in California. Los Angeles County is not even in the top 10, but ranks 13th.

The Orange County attack was not so much a fortress of the skinheads as it was “behind the orange curtain”. This was a reference to the Iron Curtain, which separated communist Eastern Europe from Free Western Europe until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. .

If anything, Orange County is still more liberal than Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other left-leaning counties, has lower taxes, and has stronger support for gun rights under the Second Amendment.

John Sayler

John Sayler is a senior California opinion writer. He has written editorials for the “Orange County Chronicle” for nearly 30 years. He is a U.S. Army veteran and the former press secretary of California Senator John Murrak. His blog address is [email protected]


This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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