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Iowa's population tops 3,000,000

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa's population has topped the three million mark, up just 0.6 percent from 2007.

According to U.S. Census figures released Monday, Iowa's population was estimated at just over three million. That's up from 2.9 million, or about 19,000 from last year.

Since the 2000 census, Iowa's population has grown by 76,000.

When it comes to the fastest growing states in the past year, Iowa is 33rd. Utah was first. Two states -- Michigan and Rhode Island -- lost population from 2007 to 2008.

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