Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Census Count of Deployed Soldiers Cost N. Carolina a Congress Seat

Deployed Soldiers Cost N. Carolina a Congress Seat - But they will return to North Carolina, guv's rep points out


During last year's Census, more than 40,000 troops were deployed from North Carolina's military bases—but because only 12,200 of them listed North Carolina as their home state, the state lost out on a congressional seat. That's because, though the Census usually counts the troops' current base as home, that changes when troops are deployed.

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