Thanks to the Census, North Carolina is gaining an additional Congressional seat

By Jayda Williams

North Carolina is one of six states that gained at least one seat in the U.S. House of Representatives due to the population data collected in the 2020 Census. (US Census Bureau)

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau released 2020 population data. North Carolina grew by nearly 10 percent over the past decade, causing the state to gain a 14th seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rebecca Tippett joined Carolina Connection’s Jayda Williams to explain what’s next. She’s the director of Carolina Demography, a team of researchers at UNC’s Carolina Population Center.

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