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Census shows slowing US growth, brings GOP gains

Census shows slowing US growth, brings GOP gains
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 6:36pm

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican-leaning states will gain at least a half dozen House seats thanks to the 2010 census, which found the nation's population growing more slowly than in past decades but still shifting to the South and West.

The Census Bureau announced Tuesday that the nation's population on April 1 was 308,745,538, up from 281.4 million a decade ago. The growth rate for the past decade was 9.7 percent, the lowest since the Great Depression. The nation's population grew by 13.2 percent from 1990 to 2000.

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Jessica Wilson/ KETKnbc.com

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