The school announced it would cull the campus’ population of the geese, citing dozens of documented cases of the birds acting aggressively.
St. Charles led all Missouri counties with a gain of 3,685 residents, followed by Greene, Boone, Clay and Jackson counties.
New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau estimate that Missouri gained about 13,000 residents from July 2011 to July 2012.
Schools in the northern half of the district were becoming overcrowded
The population of St. Louis County also declined by 2 percent during the past decade to a total of just under 1 million people.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) __U.S. Census Bureau officials say Missouri and Illinois are among a handful of states that have lost a congressional seat.