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Census ranks Colorado as ninth-fastest-growing state

RJ Sangosti, The Denver PostHouses fill the landscape in Superior, along U.S. 36 between Denver and Boulder. Colorado has added 727,935 residents since 2000, but growth has slowed since the 1990s, when the state added more than 1 million newcomers.

Colorado is still growing like gangbusters, but not enough to warrant another member of Congress, according to preliminary U.S. census data released Tuesday.

From 2000 to 2010, Colorado was the ninth-fastest-growing state in the U.S. by population increase – 727,935 residents – and percentage increase – 16.92 percent.

U.S. House districts are apportioned based not on growth but each state’s share of the nation’s population of 308.7 million.

Colorado would have had to add roughly 269,000 more residents to its population of 5.02 million to gain an eighth seat, according to census analysts.

Read more: Census ranks Colorado as ninth-fastest-growing state – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_16916423#ixzz18rUKlUyw

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