Dec 30, 2013 at 11:18 am
Feeling a bit more crowded around town? That's because more people are calling North Dakota and Minnesota home.
A new estimate released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau show North Dakota’s population has reached an all-time high of 723-thousand-393. That’s up more than 22-thousand over 2012. By the bureau's estimate, there were now 5,420,380 people living in Minnesota as of July 1. That's up almost 41,000 from last year's projection.
Rod Backman is with the North Dakota Census Committee says the growth was noted statewide not just in the oil patch.
The count isn't as precise as the once-a-decade population surveys. The last one of those was done in 2010 and put the Minnesota population at 5,303,925 people.
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