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4:44 pm
Tue December 21, 2010

Texas Shows Biggest Census Gain And Adds Four House Seats

Texas – The Census Bureau today reports California is the most populous state with 37.2 million residents.

Texas remains second, with 25.1 million residents.

Texas gained the most people since the 2000 census -- adding 4.3 million residents.

Texas will get four new seats in Congress -- more than any other state.

Wyoming is the least populous state with nearly 564,000 residents.

Only one state, Michigan, lost population during the past decade.

Nevada, with a 35 percent increase, was the fastest-growing state.

The 2010 census results also are used to distribute more than $400 billion in annual federal aid.

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Online:

www.census.gov

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