WASHINGTON, April 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, APRIL 2: DRAWING NEW POLITICAL BOUNDARIES
Profile America -- Saturday, April 2nd. One of the most intense uses of new data flowing from the 2010 Census has been under way for some weeks -- as official local data arrives at each of the 50 states. By law, all of this data must have been delivered to the states by yesterday. The arrival of this data has started the process of drawing new political boundaries for each state's congressional districts, as well as seats in the state legislature, county or city councils and school boards. This process, known as redistricting, is often highly political and contested. Earlier, 2010 Census data were used to determine the number of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives allotted to each state. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Facts for Features, CB10-FFSE.05
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau