If you've been living, visiting or driving in southern Ocean County at the Jersey Shore over the last 10 years, you know the population has increased dramatically.
Now the 2010 Census figures are in and they document the population growth in Little Egg Harbor, Manahawkin, Barnegat and Ealgeswood.
Tuckerton lost population, as did every community on Long Beach Island! Over all Ocean County grew from 511,000 to 577,000 in the last decade.
New Jersey census data was released yesterday, earlier than most states. That's because New Jersey Legislative Districts must be realigned for this years state legislative elections.
Each of the state's 40 districts elects one senator and two Assembly members. Depending on how Democratic and Republican voters are spaced throughout the districts, one party can have an advantage in racking up members. If more legislative districts lean Republican, for example, the GOP could capture majorities in the Legislature.
Currently, Democrats control the Senate, 24-16, and the Assembly, 47-33. But that could all change when the districts are realigned. Change or not, redistricting in NJ is always fun to watch!
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