Kansas population increases to 2.9 million

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – New health statistics show that the Kansas’ population has nudged up slightly to 2.9 million.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has reported a 0.3 percent population increase from 2013 to 2014.

The report shows that three counties in the Manhattan and Fort Riley area had the largest relative increases in population from 2010 to 2014. Geary County’s population increased to 7.4 percent, Pottawatomie County’s to 6.5 percent and Riley County’s to 5.7 percent.

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