New health statistics show that the Kansas' population has nudged up slightly to 2.9 million.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has reported a 0.3 percent population increase from 2013 to 2014. The report released this week shows that three counties in the Manhattan and Fort Riley area had the largest relative increases in population from 2010 to 2014. Geary County's population increased to 7.4 percent, Pottawatomie County's to 6.5 percent and Riley County's to 5.7 percent.
The report also found that teen pregnancy numbers decreased by 6.5 percent, from 3,335 in 2013 to 2,118 in 2014. The pregnancy rate for mothers under 20 years of age was 16 per 1,000 females. That rate was the lowest for this age-group in the past 20 years.