(NECN: Washington) - Census director Robert Groves this morning announced the results of the 2010 Census.
The total national count stands at 308,745,538 -- the slowest growth over the last decade since the Great Depression.
Groves says the South had the fastest growth since 2000, at 14.3%. The West was close behind at 13.8%.
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The Northeast had 3.2% growth, while the Midwest had 3.9%.
Massachusetts will lose one of its 10 U.S. House seats, according to Census figures.
The state will the largest population growth was Nevada with 35.1%. Michigan was the only state with a decline at 0.6%.