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Michigan will get detailed census data tomorrow

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Census data is in the mail

The state of Michigan will formally recieve its 2010 U.S. Census data tomorrow .   We already know that the data will show Michigan was the only state in the union to lose population between the 2000 and 2010 census.  We should also learn where that population loss will be felt the most. 

The Associated Press reports that the census data will get very specific.  Among the data will be population summaries by race, Hispanic origin and voting age for jurisdictions such as counties, cities and school districts.

The city of Detroit is expected to see its official population drop.  

State lawmakers will use the census data to redraw political boundaries.  With Republican majorities in the state House and Senate, and a Republican Governor, the final redraw political districts are expected to favor GOP candidates for the next ten years.  

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