Data from the 2010 Census is being released today, an unveiling that has major ramifications for states around the country as well as both political parties. More from the AP:
WASHINGTON -- Census director Robert Groves says the South and West continued their strong population growth over the last decade.
The total national count was 308,745,538, representing the slowest growth over the last decade since the Great Depression.
Groves spoke at a briefing announcing 2010 census results. He says the South had the fastest growth since 2000, at 14.3 percent. The West was close behind at 13.8 percent.
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