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Census 2010 & Baker: fewer people, shifting population

if you’ve lived in Baker for several years, you’ve probably sensed it was gradually getting whiter, but did you also know that a lot fewer people live here than did ten years ago? here’s a detailed look at the changes and a hypothesis about what is driving them …

visualizing 2000 to 2010 demographic changes in Baker

this graphic is based on 2000 and 2010 US Census data for the area of Baker bounded by 6th Ave., Broadway, Alameda Ave., and Lipan St.; each dot represents 25 people

derived from metro Denver demographic maps compiled by Erik Fischer, license: Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike 2.0

Baker to be rent asunder by redistricting

you may know that Colorado is in the midst of the once-per-decade process of redrawing state House and Senate districts; the intention is to update districts based on population changes found in the 2010 Census; because the Colorado legislature was unable to agree on a redistricting plan, a bipartisan Reapportionment Commission is responsible for recommending a plan which then must be approved by the Colorado Supreme Court

at this point, an initial recommendation has been made, subject to adjustments after hearings are held; the upshot is that redistricting will fracture Baker, at least as far as our representation in the state capital goes …

proposed Colorado Senate district boundaries in Baker

under the initial proposal of the Reapportionment Commission, these three Senate districts would represent Baker in the Colorado legislature; Baker is outlined in pink

proposed Colorado House district boundaries in Baker

under the initial proposal of the Reapportionment Commission, these two House districts would represent Baker in the Colorado legislature; Baker is outlined in pink

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