Belsie hones in on population shifts in Michigan, Washington D.C., North Dakota, California and New Jersey but also notes extraordinary findings in other states.
The early data released from the census suggests a reversal longstanding trends in some areas, the author writes:
"Which state has more people per square mile than India? Which state saw its smallest population growth in at least a century? The data released Tuesday gives Americans a first look at what Census 2010 is saying about the United States. For example, the US population grew more slowly this past decade – 9.7 percent – than in any decade since the 1930s. Back during the Great Depression, six states lost population. In the first 10 years of the 2000s, only one state was a loser. Do you know which one?"