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By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's population has swelled to nearly 9.7 million in the past decade, according to the latest numbers released by the U.S. Census.

The increase of more than 1.5 million people - up from nearly 8.2 million in 2000 - means the state picks up a seat in the House of Representatives, bringing the Georgia congressional delegation to 14 members. The first numbers from the 2010 Census were announced Tuesday, including the official population of the United States, which totaled more than 308 million people.

The Census counted every person living in the U.S. on April 1 and is mandated by the Constitution to determine how to divide the seats in the U.S. House among the 50 states. The population grew in the South and West and declined in the Midwest and Northeast.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

 Here is a chart from the U.S. Census Bureau

APPORTIONMENT POPULATION AND NUMBER OF REPRESENTATIVES, BY STATE:  2010 CENSUS

From the U.S. Census Bureau:

STATE APPORTIONMENT POPULATION (APRIL 1, 2010) NUMBER OF APPORTIONED REPRESENTATIVES BASED ON 2010 CENSUS CHANGE FROM CENSUS 2000 APPORTIONMENT
Alabama 4,802,982 7 0
Alaska 721,523 1 0
Arizona 6,412,700 9 +1
Arkansas 2,926,229 4 0
California 37,341,989 53 0
Colorado 5,044,930 7 0
Connecticut 3,581,628 5 0
Delaware 900,877 1 0
Florida 18,900,773 27 +2
Georgia 9,727,566 14 +1
Hawaii 1,366,862 2 0
Idaho 1,573,499 2 0
Illinois 12,864,380 18 -1
Indiana 6,501,582 9 0
Iowa 3,053,787 4 -1
Kansas 2,863,813 4 0
Kentucky 4,350,606 6 0
Louisiana 4,553,962 6 -1
Maine 1,333,074 2 0
Maryland 5,789,929 8 0
Massachusetts 6,559,644 9 -1
Michigan 9,911,626 14 -1
Minnesota 5,314,879 8 0
Mississippi 2,978,240 4 0
Missouri 6,011,478 8 -1
Montana 994,416 1 0
Nebraska 1,831,825 3 0
Nevada 2,709,432 4 +1
New Hampshire 1,321,445 2 0
New Jersey 8,807,501 12 -1
New Mexico 2,067,273 3 0
New York 19,421,055 27 -2
North Carolina 9,565,781 13 0
North Dakota 675,905 1 0
Ohio 11,568,495 16 -2
Oklahoma 3,764,882 5 0
Oregon 3,848,606 5 0
Pennsylvania 12,734,905 18 -1
Rhode Island 1,055,247 2 0
South Carolina 4,645,975 7 +1
South Dakota 819,761 1 0
Tennessee 6,375,431 9 0
Texas 25,268,418 36 +4
Utah 2,770,765 4 +1
Vermont 630,337 1 0
Virginia 8,037,736 11 0
Washington 6,753,369 10 +1
West Virginia 1,859,815 3 0
Wisconsin 5,698,230 8 0
Wyoming 568,300 1 0
TOTAL APPORTIONMENT POPULATION1 309,183,463 435