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Kansas population grows 1.1 percent from April 2010 to July 2012

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Recently released U.S. Census data shows Kansas' population grew by 32,789, or 1.1 percent, from April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2012.

During the same period, Colorado grew by 3.1 percent; Missouri, 0.6 percent; Nebraska, 1.6 percent; and Oklahoma, 1.7 percent.

Kansas ranks 33rd among states in U.S. population with 2,885,905 people. There's a lot of info on this at this link: http://1.usa.gov/Uwyt4n

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rockchalk1977 1 year, 3 months ago

Yet Kansas has the 10th lowest unemployment rate in the country @ 5.4%. Nevada is worst @ 10.8%. Looks like the heavy union blue states aren't doing well. What is the point of this story Scott... more Kansas bashing for liberal consumption?

http://www.bls.gov/web/laus/laumstrk.htm

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disappointed_regressive 1 year, 3 months ago

Maybe you're factoring in illegals? Where do you live now Native Son?

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blindrabbit 1 year, 3 months ago

disappointed: Doubt your California numbers! State had 33+ million in 2000 census and 37+ million in 2010, and the increase from 1990 to 2000 was just as significant. Maybe you read the most recent census data columns incorrectly! Native Son of the Golden West here.

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disappointed_regressive 1 year, 3 months ago

Boring.

What's interesting is the net loss of 3.5 million from California over the past 20 years.

California...everywhere you don't want to be (but where the US is heading daily).

God bless all.

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blindrabbit 1 year, 3 months ago

Boy, I agree with that! Kansas already suffers enough because of issues beyond our control, but the 2 Senators and 4 dilbert House members add to the ridicule.

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blindrabbit 1 year, 3 months ago

Population important for a variety of reasons, including representation in the U.S.House of Representatives. As it stands now, Kansas, ranked 33rd. in the most recent census count has the lowest population for states with 4 members. The States of Utah and Nevada, ranked 34th and 35th in population have only 3 representatives. As Kansas is growing at a much slower than these two states it is not inconceivable that by the 2020 census, Kansas will loose another representative. Interesting since Kansas membership has declined from 8, to 7, to 6, to 5, to 4 during the past 100 years or so, and most recently with thw 2010 census.

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Hooligan_016 1 year, 3 months ago

They may still be parsing the data for State/county level census tracts, but it will be interesting to see where that growth may have been concentrated and which counties are losing residents.

ed. nevermind, the NY Times already did it for me :P However, their baseline for % change is from 2000 to 2010 (+6.7%)

http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/map

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bobberboy 1 year, 3 months ago

Kansas also ranks 49 out of 50 in State employee compensation.

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