Fun census facts

As a measure of Nevada's projected new status in the U.S. Capitol, when its fourth member of the House is sworn into office in January 2013, the once-tiny Silver State will have as many representatives as Utah, Kansas, Arkansas, Mississippi and Iowa. 

Nevada will have more House representatives than New Mexico, Nebraska, West Virginia (each has three);  Idaho, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Hawaii (each has two);  Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, Delaware, North Dakota, South Dakota and Vermont (one apiece).

Even with Nevada's 35 percent growth during the past decade, the state with 2.7 million people will continue to rank 35th in population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau whose release of initial 2010 population statistics this week recalculated the nation's demographic landscape.