Growing trend

    It may not be up there with New York or California (or even Philadelphia), but Delaware’s population is on the rise.

    The U.S. Census Bureau says Delaware’s population has grown more than 14 percent since 2000, with the state adding more than 114,000 new residents during that time.

    The new numbers show Delaware with a population of 897,934 as of April 1 of this year, compared to 783,600 in April 2000.

    Delaware still ranks 45th in the nation in population size, the same rank it held in 2000.

    Despite the growth, Delaware does not merit another representative in Congress and will continue to have only one representative in the U.S. House (it’s not possible to have less than that many).

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