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Census results: Maryland population grew 9 percent

Maryland won’t gain or lose any seats in Congress as a result of the 2010 Census.

Maryland has eight congressional districts. The Census Bureau says it’s one of 32 states that won’t gain or lose any seats.

The General Assembly will take up redistricting next year. Democrats have a strong majority in the statehouse and could seek to make the First District more attractive to Democratic candidates. Democrat Frank Kratovil represented the district for one term but lost this year to Republican Andy Harris.

Six out of Maryland’s eight representatives in Congress are Democrats.

The Census found that Maryland’s population is 5,773,552. That’s up from 5,296,486 in 2000, a 9 percent increase.