Census: Vermont grows slowly to 625,741 residents

first_imgVermont’s population grew a modest 2.8 percent to 625,741 from 2000 in the recently completed census. The US Census Bureau also announced yesterday that the 2010 Census showed the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2010, was 308,745,538.The resident population represented an increase of 9.7 percent over the2000 US resident population of 281,421,906. Commerce Secretary GaryLocke, Acting Commerce Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank and Census BureauDirector Robert Groves unveiled the official counts at the National PressClub in Washington, D.C.‘A big thanks to the American public for its overwhelming response tothe 2010 Census,’ U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said. ‘The result wasa successful count that came in on time and well under budget, with a final2010 Census savings of $1.87 billion.’Rebecca Blank, now Acting Deputy Secretary of Commerce who has overseenthe 2010 Census as Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, echoed Locke. ‘The2010 Census was a massive undertaking, and in reporting these firstresults, we renew our commitment to our great American democracypeacefully, fairly and openly for the 23rd time in our nation’s history.’The US resident population represents the total number of people inthe 50 states and the District of Columbia.The most populous state was California (37,253,956); the least populous,Wyoming (563,626). The state that gained the most numerically since the2000 Census was Texas (up 4,293,741 to 25,145,561) and the state thatgained the most as a percentage of its 2000 Census count was Nevada (up35.1% to 2,700,551).Regionally, the South and the West picked up the bulk of the populationincrease, 14,318,924 and 8,747,621, respectively. But the Northeast and theMidwest also grew: 1,722,862 and 2,534,225.Additionally, Puerto Rico’s resident population was 3,725,789, a 2.2percent decrease over the number counted a decade earlier.Just before today’s announcement, Locke delivered the apportionmentcounts to President Obama, 10 days before the statutory deadline of Dec.31. The apportionment totals were calculated by a congressionally definedformula, in accordance with Title 2 of the U.S. Code, to divide among thestates the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Theapportionment population consists of the resident population of the 50states, plus the overseas military and federal civilian employees and theirdependents living with them who could be allocated to a state. Each memberof the House represents, on average, about 710,767 people. The populationsof the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are excluded from theapportionment population, as they do not have voting seats in Congress.‘The decennial count has been the basis for our representative form ofgovernment since 1790,’ Groves said. ‘At that time, each member of theHouse represented about 34,000 residents. Since then, the House has morethan quadrupled in size, with each member now representing about 21 timesas many constituents.’President Obama will transmit the apportionment counts to the 112thCongress during the first week of its first regular session in January. Thereapportioned Congress will be the 113th, which convenes in January 2013.Beginning in February and wrapping up by March 31, 2011, the CensusBureau will release demographic data to the states on a rolling basis sostate governments can start the redistricting process.Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution calls for a census of thenation’s population every 10 years to apportion the House seats among thestates. The 2010 Census is the 23rd census in our nation’s history.For more information about the U.S. Census Bureau, please visit http://www.census.gov/>last_img read more

C-NS softball sweeps Liverpool, West Genesee

first_imgBut the Northstars countered with six runs in the fourth, and doubled that total in the three innings that followed as Brandi Feeney and Francesca LaRobardiere both smashed home runs and got two RBIs apiece.Brooke Nicolaos doubled and drove in three runs, with Gianna Wameling getting three hits as she and Ally Ciafratta both got two RBIs. Jordyn Maldonado added two hits and an RBI.Liverpool did manage 12 hits of its own, three each by Alicia Nash and Emma Terzini as Nash drove in two runs. Helen Nash added two hits and an RBI, scoring twice as Olivia Peta got an RBI. Tags: BaldwinsvilleC-NSliverpoolSoftball While that was going on, Baldwinsville, who beat C-NS on May 8, returned to SCAC Metro action a week later and rallied for a 4-3 victory over West Genesee.Trailing 2-0 after four innings, the Bees struck for a run in the fifth and then scored three times in the top of the sixth to move in front. Emma Johnson’s home run was the big blow as she got a pair of RBIs, with Kayla Young and Madison Ascioti also driving in runs.Young pitched, too, and though she nearly saw her 4-2 lead vanish when WG netted a run in the bottom of the seventh, she got the final outs, having given up nine hits but earning 10 strikeouts.B’ville then rallied for a 10-8 victory over Fayetteville-Manlius on Thursday, trailing 7-4 through two innings before getting a run in the third and then scoring five total runs in the sixth and seventh innings to move out in front.With a home run and three RBIs, Young paced the Bees at the plate, while Johnson went four-for-five with a double and RBI. Kaycee Hawk and Mattison Phinney also had two-hit outings as Alyssa Dybacz added a double and RBI.F-M rebounded to defeat B’ville 14-10 a day later, the Bees leading 9-6 before the Hornets scored four times in the sixth inning and then, after B’ville tied it again 10-10 in the sixth, waiting until the ninth inning for its decisive rally.Meanwhile, it was C-NS’s turn to face West Genesee on Thursday, and the Northstars handled them 10-0, getting single runs in four different innings before a six-run seventh put the game away.Corasaniti maintained the shutout despite giving up seven hits. C-NS had 17 hits, four by Alayna Harbaugh and  three each by Maldonado and Nicoalos, who got three RBIs as Feeney, Harbaugh and Jenna Imbesi drove in two runs apiece.Liverpool lost, 9-1, to Marcellus on Thursday afternoon, the lone run for the Warriors scored in the fourth inning as the Mustangs, up 2-1, got two runs in the sixth and five runs in the seventh to get away, led by Evelyn Webster’s four hits and four RBIs.An 11-1 defeat to Oneida, the state’s no .4-ranked Class B team who beat C-NS earlier this season, followed as Indians pitcher Kyra Scholtzhauer blanked the Warriors after the first inning. A seven-run rally in the fourth helped Oneida break a 1-1 tie.B’ville had a great shot at upending defending Class A sectional champion Jamesville-DeWitt on Saturday, but could not quite pull it off, falling 9-7 to the Red Rams.However, the Bees did win 5-1 over Rome Free Academy that same day, scoring twice in the second inning to erase a 1-0 deficit and adding two runs in the fourth, plus a run in the fifth.Combined, Young and Jordan Martin held the Black Knights to four hits. Dybacz hit a solo home run for B’ville as she and Khyra Wilbur both got two hits, with RBIs also going to Asciati and Phinney.In a rematch Saturday night between C-NS and West Genesee, the Northstars won again, 14-6, scoring in every inning except the first. LaRobardiere hit another home run, getting three RBIs as Harbaugh drove in four runs. Feeney added a triple and two RBIs.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Though the gap did close quite a bit in the second softball meeting this spring between Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool, the Northstars remain in charge of this long-time rivalry.C-NS prevailed 12-6 over the Warriors last Wednesday at Syracuse University’s softball complex, to where the Northstars moved this home game as its fields continued to dry from early-week rains.When they first met April 29, it went 18-3 in C-NS’s favor. The rematch threatened to go in a different direction when Liverpool netted a run in the bottom of the third to take a brief 1-0 lead.last_img read more