Hispanics/Latinos Are New Jersey’s Largest Minority Group

By Art Gallagher

Hispanics have surpassed African Americans as the largest minority group in New Jersey, according to the 2010 U.S. Census figures released this week.   The census reported 1,555,144 Latinos living in the Garden State in 2010 compared to 1,204,826 African Americans.  

Over the decade, the Hispanic population grew 39% in New Jersey from 1,117,191 reported in the 2000 census.  The African American population declined .6% from 1,211,750. 

Apparently Planned Parenthood’s Negro Project which seeks to limit the growth of the African American community by encouraging abortions is working in New Jersey.

Posted: February 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Abortion, Planned Parenthood, US Census | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Census Data Due Today

Internal State Population Data Will Be Used By Redistricting Commission To Draw New Legislative District Map

By Art Gallagher

The U.S. Census Bureau sent local 2010 Census data to New Jersey officials yesterday, according to a media advisory.

Upon confirmation of receipt, the Census Bureau data will be available for download here.

The data will include summaries of population totals, as well as data on race, Hispanic origin and voting age. These data will be presented for multiple geographies within the state, such as census blocks, tracts, voting districts, cities, counties and school districts.

The bi-partisan Redistricting Commission, 5 Democrats and 5 Republicans, are charged with creating a new legislative map based on the new population figures within 30 days.  Should they fail to agree on a map, which is usually the case, the State Supreme Court Justice Stuart Rabner will appoint an 11th member of the commission and 30 additional days are provided to construct a map.

Various citizens groups, including the Bayshore Tea Party,  are expected to construct maps and submit them for consideration to the Redistricting Commission for consideration.

Posted: February 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Legislature, US Census | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

New Jersey Loses One Congressional Seat

By Art Gallagher

As most experts have expected, New Jersey will lose one representative in the House of Representatives as a result of the 2010 U.S. Census.  In 2012 New Jersey will elect 12 Members of Congress.  Currently NJ has 13 Member of Congress.

As of April 1, 2010 the U.S. population was 308,745,538 people, according to the Census, an increase of 9.7% over the 2000 Census.  New Jersey’s population increased 4.5% over the decade from 8.4 million to 8.8 million people.  The average population of congressional districts is targeted to be 710,767 people.

A total of 12 seats will shift among 18 states.  In addition to New Jersey, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania will lose seats.  Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas and Utah will gain seats.

Posted: December 21st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: US Census | Tags: , | 4 Comments »