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Massachusetts sees population increase

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For the first time this decade, more people moved into Massachusetts from other states than packed up and left.

But past population losses may still leave the Bay State at risk of losing a congressional seat after the 2010 Census, according to analyses of new state population estimates released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The exodus peaked in 2005 with an estimated outflow of 55,077 people and has been slowing since then, according to the UMass Donahue Institute.

The trend finally switched this year, the Census says, with the state gaining a net 3,614 people from other states.

“To me, it tells a very significant story for Massachusetts,” said Susan Strate, manager of the population estimates program the Donahue Institute. “We see the reversal of a trend.”

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