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December 30, 2013

Population estimates show Missouri, Kansas growing at similar rate

Census Bureau thinks Missouri is just slightly ahead of Kansas in adding population between July 2012 and July this year

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The U.S. Census Bureau

estimates Missouri added 19,649 people between July 2012 and July 2013, while Kansas added 8,559 people.

The figures were released Monday.

That means Missouri has added more than twice as many people as Kansas over the period.

On a percentage basis, though, Missouri’s advantage is quite small: its population grew by .33 percent, while Kansas grew at a .30 percent clip.

Both states grew at a slower rate than the nation, which expanded by .72 percent.

Since July 2010, Kansas has added 35,047 people, Census thinks. Missouri has grown by 48,108 over that three-year time frame.

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