After posting its slowest population growth since the 1930s during the last 10 years, Kansas started the new decade out on a sluggish note with a population loss.
New census estimates released just before Christmas showed that Kansas lost about 1,300 people from July 1, 2020, through July 1, 2021.
Kansas was one of 17 states that lost population during that time span as the country saw an overall population increase of 0.1% - the slowest growth since its founding.
The Census Bureau said 17 was a historically large number of states to lose population in one year.
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