Iowa, Nebraska Populations Grow At Slow, Steady Pace

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The latest Census estimates show that Nebraska’s and Iowa’s populations continued growing at a slow, steady pace over the past year.

The U.S. Census Bureau released the latest state population figures as of July 1 on Wednesday.

Nebraska’s population rose to 1,929,268 between 2017 and this year. The state gained 11,693 residents and grew at a rate of 0.61 percent.

Iowa’s estimated population grew 12,508 to 3,156,145. Iowa grew at a rate of 0.4 percent.

Researcher David Drozd with the University of Nebraska’s Center for Public Affairs Research says the growth should ensure that Nebraska will keep all three of its Congressional districts in 2020.

The United States population grew by more than 2 million to 327,167,434. The nation’s population grew at a rate of 0.62 percent.