WASHINGTON — The U.S. Census Bureau recently released more detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics to the governor and leadership of the state legislatures in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
These data provide the first look at population counts for small areas and race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010 Census.
The official 2010 Census Redistricting Data Summary File can be used to redraw federal, state and local legislative districts under Public Law 94-171. The census data are used by state officials to realign congressional and state legislative districts in their states, taking into account population shifts since the 2000 Census.
Data for Ohio show that the five most populous incorporated places and their 2010 Census counts are Columbus, 787,033; Cleveland, 396,815; Cincinnati, 296,943; Toledo, 287,208; and Akron, 199,110.
Columbus grew by 10.6 percent since the 2000 Census. Cleveland decreased by 17.1 percent, Cincinnati decreased by 10.4 percent, Toledo decreased by 8.4 percent and Akron decreased by 8.3 percent.
The largest county is Cuyahoga, with a population of 1,280,122. Its population decreased by 8.2 percent since 2000. The other counties in the top five include Franklin, with a population of 1,163,414 (increase of 8.8 percent); Hamilton, 802,374 (decrease of 5.1 percent); Summit, 541,781 (decrease of 0.2 percent); and Montgomery, 535,153 (decrease of 4.3 percent).
Data for Pennsylvania show that the five most populous cities or townships and their 2010 Census counts are Philadelphia, 1,526,006; Pittsburgh, 305,704; Allentown, 118,032; Erie, 101,786; and Reading, 88,082.
Philadelphia grew by 0.6 percent since the 2000 Census. Pittsburgh decreased by 8.6 percent, Allentown grew by 10.7 percent, Erie decreased by 1.9 percent and Reading grew by 8.5 percent. The largest county is Philadelphia, with a population of 1,526,006.
Its population grew by 0.6 percent since 2000. The other counties in the top five include Allegheny, with a population of 1,223,348 (decrease of 4.6 percent); Montgomery, 799,874 (increase of 6.6 percent); Bucks, 625,249 (increase of 4.6 percent); and Delaware, 558,979 (increase of 1.5 percent). (Philadelphia city and county cover the same geographic area.)