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All congressional district boundaries will require adjustment in 2021 redistricting

North Carolina will likely have 14 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives following the post-2020 Census reapportionment process. While we cannot guarantee a 14th seat (no matter how likely), we can guarantee significant changes to the state’s congressional district … Continue reading

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[INFOGRAPHIC] NC Guide to Apportionment & Redistricting

To view this in a separate webpage, please click here. About the Author Caylin Bullock is a senior at UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in Mathematical Decision Sciences with a minor in Social and Economic Justice. She is passionate about using data-driven … Continue reading

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2020 Reapportionment Will Shift Political Power South and West

December 21, 2017: This post provides an updated look at potential 2020 reapportionment shifts based on the July 1, 2017 population estimates. Every decade, following the decennial Census, the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are allocated to … Continue reading

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Population Change & the Political Landscape: An Introduction to Reapportionment & Redistricting in NC

The major function of the decennial census is apportionment, the allocation of the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives to states based on their population size. Every 10 years, following reapportionment, states undergo a redistricting process, redrawing congressional … Continue reading

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Demographic Data Resources

At Carolina Demography, we regularly field questions from individuals and organizations about demographic data availability, usage, and interpretation. Curious about what’s out there? Here’s our guide to key data resources for North Carolina. Decennial Census The Census is conducted every … Continue reading

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