South is the fastest growing region, according to 2020 US Census results

The South is the fastest growing region in the United States, according to newly released data from the 2020 census.

The region had a 10.2% increase in population over the last decade, census officials said Monday as they released state-level data determining how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Western region grew by 9.2%, the Northeast by 4.1% and the Midwest by 3.1%, according to census officials.

The South includes Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.

Tennessee as a whole grew by 8.9% from 2010, according to census data. It now has a resident population of 6,910,840. Tennessee will continue to have its nine seats in the U.S. House.

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