How much can a US state grow by relative to the nation as a whole and still lose a seat?

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Minnesota gained 7.6% over 2010's census, and the US as a whole gained 7.4%. New York gained 4.2%, which is the state that the seat would have gone to according to multiple reports if it had just 90 more people.

This strikes me as weird: if NYS gained 90+ more people than it did per the Census Minnesota would lose a seat despite growing slightly faster than the nation proportionally. Relative to the nation, what is the theoretical limit to how much a state's population can grow relative to the nation and still lose a seat in the US House?

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