New 2010 U.S. Census figures will be released tomorrow. And that could be bad news for the St. Louis region.
Some experts say the state is just shy of the population it would need to retain all nine of its seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Washington University political science professor Steven Smith says it would be "a substantial loss" for Missouri's influence on Capitol Hill.
Vacant homes are a common sight in many metropolitan U.S. cities, but, apparently, St. Louis has more than most.
According to U.S. Census data, St. Louis has the second highest rate of home vacancy among major U.S. cities.
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