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US population growth smallest in 120 years: Did our state gain or lose people?
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US population growth smallest in 120 years: Did our state gain or lose people?

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The U.S. population grew by the smallest rate in at least 120 years from 2019 to 2020, according to figures released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau — a trend that demographers say provides a glimpse of the coronavirus pandemic’s toll.

The data from the once-a-decade census are used to determine how many congressional seats each state gets based on population, as well as the distribution of $1.5 trillion in federal funding.

Five states — Arizona, Colorado, Montana, North Carolina and Oregon — stand to gain one seat.

Alabama, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and West Virginia stand to lose a seat, according to Frey.

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