YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- The first official 2020 Census information gives state redistricting committees a starting point.
The Census reported South Dakota has a population of 886,667 as of January first.
Senator Jim Bolin of Canton is a member of the redistricting committee and says they can now figure how many people need to be in each legislative district.
Bolin says the problem is that population growth is not spread out evenly.
Bolin, who took part in the 2011 redistricting process, says keeping counties whole is a priority.
The redistricting committees will hold their first meeting on June first. The process has to be approved by the legislature before January first.