Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rep. Bill Denny (R - Jackson) keeps saying that Hinds County lost 22,000 people in the last decade. That's not what the Census Bureau says.

Apparently in an effort to justify his efforts to take a seat away from Hinds County, Rep. Bill Denny (R - Jackson) keeps saying that Hind County lost 22,000 residents over the last decade.  That's not true, according to the census.   According the US Census Bureau, the 2000 population of Hinds County was 250,800.  The 2010 population is 245,285.  This is a decline of 5,542, or 2%.

Denny could have kept all of Hinds County's districts if he wanted to.

1 comment:

tom said...

Apparently, for Denny, "people" just means "white people"; the loss of +/-20K white residents in Hinds County over the past 10 years was offset by the gain of +/-8K black residents.