The U-S Census Bureau released figures today that show good news for Iowa’srepresentation in the U-S House. The Census Bureau says Iowa’s populationgrew by five-point-four percent since 1990 to just over two-point-ninemillion people. The population increase was the highest in the state sincethe 1920 census when the population went up by just over eight percent. BethHenning analyzes the census figures for the State Library of Iowa. Henningsays the increase is important to Iowa’s political representation. Theincrease will allow Iowa to keep its five seats in the U-S House. Iowa hadlost a seat following the 1990 census. She says the Census Bureau did notrelease any detailed information on the state’s population makeup. Henningsays Iowa’s increase ranked 43rd among the 50 states. Henning says Iowa’scount is likely a lot more accurate than other states. Iowa had the highestpercentage of forms mailed back to the Census Bureau. She says that make theinformation more accurate. The two-million-926-thousand-324 people recordedin Iowa gives the state its largest population since it became a state in1840.
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