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By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Iowa keeps 4 House seats

Census data shows state's population increased 4.7 percent during last decade


April 29, 2021


Fourth District Rep. Randy Feenstra listens to Upper Des Moines Opportunity outreach specialist Wendy Pierce during a stop in Sibley in February. Iowa will retain four seats in the U.S. House of Representatives during the next decade.

For at least the next decade, Iowa will retain four seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Data released this week from the U.S. Census Bureau showed Iowa was one of 38 states that didn't gain or lose U.S. House representation following the most recent decennial population count. Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina and Oregon gained one seat apiece, while Texas gained two. California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia each lost a seat.

According to census data, Iowa's population increased 4.7 percent in the last decade to 3,190,369 people. Among...

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