Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Consequences of the 2010 Census

More than a year after the 2010 census figures were reported, it has still not been determined how the weighted votes of Hudson's aldermen and county supervisors will be affected by the 10.8 percent decrease in population and by the 2010 change in state policy requiring prisoners to be counted as residents of the communities they came from instead of the communities in which they are incarcerated. Nathan Mayberg has the story in today's Register-Star: "Weighted vote waits on census data study." Mayberg overreports Hudson's population loss between 2000 and 2010, indicating that it was 15 percent instead of 10.8 percent.  

NOTE: Nathan Mayberg has informed me that 15 percent he cited represents both the decrease in population from 2000 to 2010 (811) and the loss of the prison population (310), which can no longer be factored into the population of Hudson. 

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