The population of Kansas grew slightly in the last year, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The state’s population increased to 2,913,123, thanks to an additional 5,392 residents. That equals a 0.4 percent jump between July 1, 2016, and July 1, 2017.
Kansas remained the 35th-largest state in the country.
The Census Bureau said eight states lost population during that time period. Illinois lost the most residents, 33,703, while Wyoming had the largest percentage decline at 1 percent.
Idaho had the fastest rate of growth at 2.2 percent.
The U.S. population grew by 2.3 million, an increase of 0.72 percent, to 325.7 million.
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