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MI loses Congressional seat following census

National Park Service

ANN ARBOR, MI (MPRN)--   According to the latest Census numbers, Michigan gained two percent in population, reversing a trend of loss of population.

But it was not enough to prevent losing a seat in Congress.

In the 2022 elections Michigan will send 13 members to the House of Representatives. That's the lowest number since the 1920s.

Michigan’s official population is now is more than 10,077,000.

The population in other areas of the country such as the South and West grew faster. They will gain members of Congress. In the South, the population grew by more than ten percent. In the West, the growth was more than nine percent. Northeast states gained more than four percent, while the Midwest average was up more than three percent, still more than Michigan.