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Minnesota won't lose eighth congressional seat, Census Bureau rules


April 27, 2021

Jerry Holt, Star Tribune

Census worker Daniel Crawford gathered information from a person in the Cedar-Riverside area of Minneapolis last September during a food drive.

Minnesota just barely held on to its eight congressional seats on Monday as the U.S. Census Bureau announced new population totals for the country.

Minnesota grew by slightly under 400,000 people in the last decade, the Census Bureau reported, reaching a total population of 5,709,752 people by April 2020. But with other states especially in the South and West growing faster, Minnesota had been widely expected to lose a congressional seat.

The state held on by the narrowest of margins, Census Acting Director Ron Jarmin said during an online presentation. If the state of New York had counted just 89 more people in the census, he said, it would have vaulted over Minnesota to get the 435th of 435 House seats allotted.


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