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Census: Slower growth in Nebraska population this year

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Posted at 2:26 PM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 15:26:31-05

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — New U.S. Census Bureau figures say Nebraska’s population has increased as of July 1 this year by around 8,800 people — fewer than added the year before.

The increase was about 9,700 in the July 1, 2018 bureau estimate.

The state population was estimated this year at 1,934,408, the bureau said Monday.

The continued rise has political implications. Polidata, which analyzes political and demographic data, said Nebraska will retain all three U.S. House seats in the next apportionment.

The U.S. population grew by about 1.5 million people from July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019, the bureau said. The new total: 328 million people.