This morning, the Census Bureau unveiled state population counts from the 2010 Census and accompanying Congressional reapportionment scheme. Washington grew enough - up 14.1 percent from 2000 – to pick up another Congressional seat and the clout that comes with it. The state's population stands at 6,724,540, with the addition of 830,419 people during the decade.
We are one of eight states in the West and South to pick up seats. Texas gained the most – four seats. States losing seats were mostly in the Northeast and Rustbelt, with the exception of Louisiana.
This interactive map shows details of the Census and reapportionment. (It should be updated with new numbers any time now.)