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US population is about 231,534,000

The US population is now 231,534,000 - give or take a few. The government said the figure rose 2.2 percent during the two years since the last full-scale census in 1980. The South and West led the nation in population gains, with Nevada pacing the pack at a 10 percent growth rate. Michigan suffered the largest loss: 1.7 percent.

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