Wednesday, March 02, 2011

The Politics of Small Numbers

Uber wonk alert.. the rolling state by state distribution of data from the 2010 Census has made it to Pennsylvania.. almost.  See the Census' official warning shot:

Media Advisory — Census Bureau to Release Local 2010 Census Data for Arizona, California, Connecticut, Idaho, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

It says 'next week'.. so I expect early in the week.  Then we can all obsess on what the numbers all say.  We will learn things like.. How many people really do live in the City of Pittsburgh?   How much has East Liberty shrunk in the last decade?   How many folks really have moved Downtown and how few folks are left in Braddock?  That should round out the first wave of headlines, and then we will go from there. 

Then there are the redistricting gnomes that can really go enter the zone for the next month. 

Fun fun.


Anonymous MH said...

In order, I pick:

Down to 5,250
Still under 3,200

Wednesday, March 02, 2011 9:20:00 PM  
Blogger joe said...

The exhuberance of early next week...the new phone book's here!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011 9:45:00 PM  
Anonymous BrianTH said...

I'm also ashamed to admit how much I am looking forward to this.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011 10:54:00 PM  

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