A U-S Census Bureau report finds Iowans continue to have a lot of elbow room.The report finds Iowa had the smallest amount of population growth during this decade when compared to our six neighbors. The number of Iowans only grew three-point-three percent since 1990 — all other border states saw at least five percent growth, like South Dakota & Nebraska. Illinois grew by six percent, Missouri & Wisconsin grew around seven percent, while Minnesota’s population bounded the most by more than nine percent. Iowa is still ranked America’s 30th most populous state with this year’s July report putting our number at two-point-eight million. For the timebeing, Iowa should keep its five seats in the U-S House but Census officials say the trend shows we’ll slip to four seats a decade from now.
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