The average population of a congressional district will be [with new U.S. Census Bureau numbers] 710,767, compared with 646,942 in 2000.
This puts Tennessee at a 8.9285 ratio for districts. The previous census ratio in 2000 had Tennessee at 8.7941.
Tennessee is a long way from gaining that 10th [Congressional] seat. We were about 406,100 short of picking it up this time around. Tennessee needed a growth rate of 18.68 percent to reach the 10th representative.
Posted by “JeffF”