CENSUS TAKES IOWA DOWN TO 4 SEATS IN HOUSE

DES MOINES—Iowa will lose one of its five seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, with the state’s population growing just 4.1 percent since 2000. U.S. Census data released Tuesday shows Iowa’s population at just over 3 million people. The loss of a congressional seat will leave the state with its fewest number of representatives in the U.S. House since 1850. Officials with the state agency that will be redrawing Iowa’s congressional district map say it’s too early to know what the final map will look like and which districts could be combined. They say the process of drawing the new map won’t begin until the U.S. Census Bureau releases more detailed information on the local level.

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