Census: How will the Congressional Districts change?

The U.S. Census Bureau released Minnesota’s 2010 Census data today. State lawmakers will now use that data to redraw the maps to ensure equal population for Minnesota’s Congressional and Legislative districts.

Here’s what they have to work with.

The Minnesota State Demographer says the 4th, 5th and the 7th Congressional Districts have to pick up the most population in order to ensure that every district has equal representation. The 2nd and 6th Congressional districts have to give up population.

Here’s the breakdown by each District:

District 1 (DFL Rep. Tim Walz)

2010 population: 644,787

Deviation from equal population: -18,204

District 2 (GOP Rep. John Kline)

2010 population: 732,515

Deviation from Equal Population: +69,524

District 3 (GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen)

2010 population: 650,185

Deviation from Equal Population: -12,806

District 4 (DFL Rep. Betty McCollum)

2010 population: 614,624

Deviation from Equal Population: -48,367

District 5 (DFL Rep. Keith Ellison)

2010 population: 616,482

Deviation from Equal Population: -46,509

District 6 (GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann)

2010 population: 759,478

Deviation from Equal Population: +96,487

District 7 (DFL Rep. Collin Peterson)

2010 population: 625,512

Deviation from Equal Population: -37,479

District 8 (GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack)

2010 population: 660,342

Deviation from Equal Population: -2,649

The State Demographer also released the population for each Minnesota Senate District. You can read that info here.

GOP Sen. Claire Robling of Jordan and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch of Buffalo are representing more people and will have to lose population.

DFL Sen. Gary Kubly of Granite Falls, GOP Sen. Julie Rosen of Fairmont and DFL Sen. Dave Tomassoni of Chisholm have to pick up more population.

You can also read the breakdown by each Minnesota House District here.

House members who need to pick up people (percent deviation of equal population):

20A -18.7% DFL Rep. Andrew Falk of Murdock

58A -16.9% DFL Rep. Joe Mullery of Minneapolis

65A -14.3% DFL Rep. Rena Moran of St. Paul

41B -14% GOP Rep. Pat Mazorol of Bloomington

22a -12.5% GOP Rep. Joe Schomacker of Luverne

24a -12% GOP Rep. Bob Gunther of Fairmont

5a -11.8% DFL Rep. Tom Rukavina of Virginia

21b -11.6% GOP Rep. Paul Torkelson of Nelson Township

42a -11.3% GOP Rep. Kirk Stensrud of Eden Prairie

1a -11.2% GOP Rep. Dan Fabian of Roseau

51b -11.1% DFL Rep. Tom Tillberry of Fridley

27a -11% GOP Rep. Rich Murray of Albert Lea

House members who need to drop people (percent deviation of equal population):

35A +51.3% GOP Rep. Michael Beard of Shakopee

19B +49.2% GOP Rep. Joe McDonald of Delano

32A +40.3% GOP Rep. Joyce Peppin of Rogers

16B +31.4% GOP Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer

36B +26.8% GOP Rep. Pat Garofalo of Lakeville

56B +25.8% GOP Rep. Andrea Kieffer of Woodbury

51A 25.4% GOP Rep. Tim Sanders of Blaine

17B +23.8% GOP Rep. Bob Barrett of Shafer

35B +23% GOP Rep. Mark Buesgens

29A +21.8% GOP Rep. Duane Quam of Rochester

  • davidz

    Not sure how you can read that the 6th needs to pick up population: it’s way over the equal-size number.

    I see that the 4th, 5th and 7th need to gain a bunch, and the 2nd and 6th stand to lose a lot of people.

    1st & 3rd need to gain a few, and the 8th holds steady.

  • Chris

    I didn’t expect to be seeing Eden Prairie in the top ten for population loss.