Vermont Population Growth Is Slowing

12/22/10 12:44PM By Jane Lindholm, Ric Cengeri
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Will Sawyer, Manager of the Vermont State Data Center at the Center for Rural Studies, digested the just-released 2010 census figures. He reports that Vermont's growth rate between 2000 and 2010 has fallen to 2.8%. That's down from 8.2% from 1990 to 2000.

Sawyer also notes that in the three previous decades before 1990, the state's growth rate averaged 14.8%. 

While the census numbers can effect the number of Congressional seats awarded to a state, with Vermont's small population, the state will still only have one U.S. Representative. But the numbers will be important for the upcoming state-wide reapportionment.

 Listen to Jane Lindholm's interview with Will Sawyer.

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