Kansas population grows 3%; keeps 4 US House seats

Census data shows Kansas population has grown at about half the rate of the national average. Legislative seats are expected to shift from rural areas to northeast Kansas and perhaps the Wichita area.

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State News

April 27, 2021 - 9:56 AM

Census 2020 form. [BIGSTOCK IMAGE]

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas saw its population grow 3% from 2010 to 2020 and the state will keep its four U.S. House seats.

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Monday that the state had 2,937,880 residents in its most recent, once-a-decade population count. That was 84,762 more than the 2010 census figure of 2,853,118.

The state’s population growth over the decade was less than the national figure of 7.4%. 

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