First up is Apportionment Data. Required by law to be reported to the President before the end of December, the numbers coming today will determine how many congressional seats each state will have for the next decade.
Georgia gained two seats in the 2000 Census, we are expected to gain at least one more this time around.
The 2010 Census will also eventually change the lines and voting districts at the state level. Population shifts could mean changes to how we elect state representatives and senators in Georgia.
The new numbers may even determine the number of liquor stores in the city of Warner Robins. Mayor Shaheen and members of City Council are looking at new rules that would limit the number to one liquor store per 4000 city residents as determined by the census.
The first of the 2010 data will be released this morning at 11am. We’ll have details soon at the Patriot Online and tonight on Newsnight on the Patriot, WRWR-TV