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CENSUS 2010: North Carolina will not get another US House seat

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- North Carolina's population growth over the last decade wasn't enough for the state to get another seat in Congress. North Carolina will remain at 13 US House seats for the next 10 years based on state-by-state population totals unveiled Tuesday by the US Census Bureau.

Bureau director Robert Groves made the announcement on the figures used to reapportion the nation's 435 House seats across the states to ensure each district is roughly equal in population.

The bureau said North Carolina's population was 9.54 million, up 18.5 percent from 2000.

The state had gained an extra seat in each of the previous two counts.

Texas gained four House seats and Florida picked up two, while New York and Ohio each lost two seats in the new census count. Other winners included Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington. They each gained one seat.

States losing one seat each were Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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