Tuesday, April 27, 2021

US Census count for Iowa grows by nearly 5% in the decade

(Radio Iowa) - U.S. Census data shows Iowa's population grew 4.7% percent in the last decade.

The Census Bureau estimates Iowa's population was nearly 3.2 million on April 1st of 2020. The once every 10 years census is used to calculate lots of things, including how many members each state shall have in the U.S. House. By this latest count, Iowa will still have four representatives in the U.S. House. Based on overall population trends, it's possible Iowa will lose a seat in Congress after the 2030 Census.

In the past decade, Iowa's population grew more than neighboring Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri, but Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota all had higher population growth than Iowa.

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