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Originally published Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 9:17 AM

New census numbers show meager growth for Ohio

New information from the U.S. Census shows Ohio's population is growing, but at a very slow pace.

The Associated Press

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COLUMBUS, Ohio —

New information from the U.S. Census shows Ohio's population is growing, but at a very slow pace.

According to estimates released Wednesday, the state added about 8,450 people from April 2010 to July 2011. That's an increase of just 0.1 percent, putting the state in 48th place for growth.

Washington, D.C., grew faster than any state in the nation, climbing by 2.7 percent. Texas was second for population growth.

Michigan is one of three states that have lost population since the 2010 census. The others are Rhode Island and Maine.

The new state census numbers are the first since the 2010 count, which found the nation's population growth shifting to the Sun Belt. Those results led to the loss of two of Ohio's 18 congressional seats.

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