AL not expected to gain or lose seat in Congress

MONTGOMERY, AL (AP) - Alabama is not expected to gain or lose a congressional seat because of U.S. Census population figures.

The Census figures showing the population of the U.S. and the number of people living in each state are being released in Washington Tuesday morning.

The figures will be used to determine how many members of Congress are allotted to each state.

The manager of the Alabama Data Center at the University of Alabama, Annette Watters, says Alabama is expected to keep it's seven congressional seats, but has not grown enough to get another seat in Congress.

The spokesman for the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Larry Childers, says Alabama's growth has been in line with the national average.

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