Louisiana’s Slow Population Growth Causes Loss of Seat
Louisiana grew by 1.4% in the last decade increasing from 4,468,976 in 2000 to 4,533,372 in 2010. This low growth rate ranked among the five slowest growing states in the U.S. and resulted in the loss of a Congressional seat. The only state to lose population was Michigan with -0.6%. Neighbors Texas and Florida gained representation along with Georgia and South Carolina among other states.