State's population growth slowed to 4.5 percent over the past 10 years according to bureau.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
New Jersey's population growth has slowed significantly since the last census, according to information released by the United States Census Bureau. That, coupled with growth in the south and west of the country, will result in the loss of one of the state's seats in the House of Representatives. Data from the bureau released Tuesday showed New Jersey's population increased by only 4.5 percent from 2000 to 2010. As a result, the state's total seats in the House will drop from 13 to 12. Census data is used every 10 years to divide, or apportion, the House's 435 seats among the 50 states. In 2011, a state commission of 13 appointed members will chose one of New Jersey's 13 districts to eliminate. An election in 2013, likely between …
U.S. Census report shows Somerset's poverty rate for children 5 to 17 up by half a percentage point.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
A small increase in child poverty was seen in Somerset County from 2008 to 2009, according to data recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The same data shows the poverty rate has increased by almost a full percentage point since 2007. Student poverty rates in Warren Township rose from 0.32 percent to 0.42 percent, a 34 percent increase, with the number of students rising from 50 to 67. The report is used to help allocate federal funds for various programs. According to the report, the poverty rate of children ages 5 to 17 in the county increased from 4.0 percent in 2008 to 4.5 in 2009. The rate was 3.6 percent in 2007. The data also showed the county had the third lowest rate in the state for the third straight year. In each of …