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Tue Jan 13, 2015, 02:41 AM


Oregon may get a sixth congressional rep soon!

And from the sounds of many DUers that want to move here after the rest of the country got screwed when we got less screwed with winning more locally, perhaps this is a realistic hope now!


As people flock to Oregon, prospects for a sixth congressional seat perk up...

Once again, the Census Bureau has released estimated population numbers for each of the 50 states.

And the Census numbers jive with the anecdotal data from United Van Lines released last week -- that Oregon is the #1 state in the country for inbound moves (as a percentage of all moves)

Every year around this time, I let my inner nerd out to play with the numbers to see if Oregon is on track for a sixth congressional seat.

You see, for years, we've been hovering right on the bubble for a sixth seat. In 2007 and 2008, we were just ahead of the line -- but by 2009, the projection had us slipping behind again. And when the full Census was conducted in 2010, our sixth seat ranked #442 -- seven spots away from the magic number of 435.


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Response to cascadiance (Original post)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 12:09 PM

1. Pretty much every state should get more seats.

Congressional districts average around 750,000 to 800,000 in population. That is far too high for a representative to service adequately. Also makes it very expensive to run for office when you are trying to reach so many voters.

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Fri Feb 6, 2015, 08:25 PM

2. I saw this the other day

I hope it works out this time around. The population in Southern Oregon and Central Oregon has been growing from what I've heard. It would be nice to see the 2nd congressional district broken apart.

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