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All congressional district boundaries will require adjustment in 2021 redistricting [UPDATED]

We originally discussed reapportionment and redistricting in North Carolina in a series of posts in November 2015. To reflect the newly redrawn congressional maps, we updated our 2014 population estimates for congressional districts. This post updates the 2020 population projections … Continue reading

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U.S. Congressional District Population Estimates and Deviation from Ideal Population Size, 2014

Following the decennial Census, political districts, such as U.S. Congressional Districts and state legislative districts, are reapportioned to states and counties on the basis of population and their boundaries are redrawn in a process called redistricting. Broadly speaking, the goal of redistricting is … Continue reading

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UPDATED: NC House District Population Estimates and Deviation from Ideal Population Size, 2014

Download the 2014 Population Estimates for NC Congressional Districts. North Carolina’s redrawn congressional districts had equal population in 2010, but North Carolina’s population growth since then has been highly uneven. Two counties, Wake and Mecklenburg, have accounted for nearly half of … Continue reading

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NC Legislative District Population Estimates and Deviation from Ideal Population Size, 2014

Download the 2014 Population Estimates for NC Legislative Districts. Following the decennial Census, political districts, such as U.S. Congressional Districts and state legislative districts, are reapportioned to states and counties on the basis of population and their boundaries are redrawn … Continue reading

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Challenges of Redistricting

When discussing redistricting, I’ve heard individuals raise the question, “Why don’t we just let computers draw the lines and be done with it?” And why not? We let computers run so many aspects of our lives, why not this one … Continue reading

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