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Redistricting think tank crafts new population maps

A map tracking population growth in California – a critical piece of the electoral landscape next year when candidates run in newly drawn districts – has been produced by the Rose Institute of State and Local Government.  

The map can be viewed at www.rosereport.org/capopulation

Institute spokesman Doug Johnson said the map was crafted at the request of the Citizens Redistricting Commission. The coloring on the map shows the increase in population from 2000 to 2010 by census block group, which can be viewed at  http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/bg_metadata.html.

According to the Institute, which is affiliated with Claremont McKenna College, the map “eses ESRI’s ArcGIS suite of programs to provide users with a fully interactive map that allows anyone to zoom in and out on any county, city, neighborhood or street of interest. Users can also enter an address to go directly to the map of population growth in their own neighborhood. “

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