List of U.S. states by population growth rate

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Map of population change in U.S. states from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013.

This article includes a list of U.S. states sorted by the percentage change in estimated population for the 51-month period from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014, the most recent estimates available from the United States Census Bureau.[1]

Rank State 2014 estimate 2010 Census Change
1   North Dakota 739,482 672,591 +9.95%
 District of Columbia 658,893 601,723 +9.50%
2  Texas 26,956,958 25,145,561 +7.20%
3  Colorado 5,355,866 5,029,196 +6.50%
4  Utah 2,942,902 2,763,885 +6.48%
5  Florida 19,893,297 18,801,310 +5.81%
6  Arizona 6,731,484 6,392,017 +5.31%
7  Nevada 2,839,099 2,700,551 +5.13%
8  Washington 7,061,530 6,724,540 +5.01%
9  South Dakota 853,175 814,180 +4.79%
10  South Carolina 4,832,482 4,625,364 +4.48%
11  Hawaii 1,419,561 1,360,301 +4.36%
12  North Carolina 9,943,964 9,535,483 +4.28%
13  Idaho 1,634,464 1,567,582 +4.27%
14  Georgia 10,097,343 9,687,653 +4.23%
15  Delaware 935,614 897,934 +4.20%
16  California 38,802,500 37,253,956 +4.16%
17  Virginia 8,326,289 8,001,024 +4.07%
18  Alaska 736,732 710,231 +3.73%
19  Wyoming 584,153 563,626 +3.64%
20  Oregon 3,970,239 3,831,074 +3.63%
21  Maryland 5,976,407 5,773,552 +3.51%
22  Montana 1,023,579 989,415 +3.45%
23  Oklahoma 3,878,051 3,751,351 +3.38%
 U.S. 50 States + DC 318,857,056 308,745,538 +3.28%
24  Tennessee 6,549,352 6,346,105 +3.20%
25  Massachusetts 6,745,408 6,547,629 +3.02%
26  Nebraska 1,881,503 1,826,341 +3.02%
27  Minnesota 5,457,173 5,303,925 +2.89%
28  Louisiana 4,649,676 4,533,372 +2.57%
29  Iowa 3,107,126 3,046,355 +1.99%
30  New York 19,746,227 19,378,102 +1.90%
31  Kansas 2,904,021 2,853,118 +1.78%
32  Indiana 6,596,855 6,483,802 +1.74%
33  Arkansas 2,966,369 2,915,918 +1.73%
34  Kentucky 4,413,457 4,339,367 +1.71%
35  New Jersey 8,938,175 8,791,894 +1.66%
36  Alabama 4,849,377 4,779,736 +1.46%
37  New Mexico 2,085,572 2,059,179 +1.28%
38  Missouri 6,063,589 5,988,927 +1.25%
39  Wisconsin 5,757,564 5,686,986 +1.24%
40  Mississippi 2,994,079 2,967,297 +0.90%
41  New Hampshire 1,326,813 1,316,470 +0.79%
42  Pennsylvania 12,787,209 12,702,379 +0.67%
43  Connecticut 3,596,677 3,574,097 +0.63%
44  Ohio 11,594,163 11,536,504 +0.50%
45  Illinois 12,880,580 12,830,632 +0.39%
46  Michigan 9,909,877 9,883,640 +0.27%
47  Rhode Island 1,055,173 1,052,567 +0.25%
48  Maine 1,330,089 1,328,361 +0.13%
49  Vermont 626,562 625,741 +0.13%
50  West Virginia 1,850,326 1,852,994 −0.14%
 Puerto Rico 3,548,397 3,725,789 −4.76%

Summary by state, division and region[edit]

Legend
Division totals
Region Totals
Total 50 States + DC and District of Columbia
Note: divisions and regions as defined by U.S. Census Bureau
Last column shows larger region which contains entity in column 2
Rank State/Division/
Region
2014
est.
2010
Census
Chg Geog
sort
26 Massachusetts 6,745,408 6,547,629 3.02% NEng
43 New Hampshire 1,326,813 1,316,470 0.79% NEng
41 Connecticut 3,596,080 3,574,097 0.63% NEng
50 Rhode Island 1,055,173 1,052,567 0.25% NEng
49 Maine 1,330,089 1,328,361 0.13% NEng
46 Vermont 626,562 625,741 0.13% NEng
7 New England 14,680,722 14,444,865 1.63% NEast
32 New York 19,746,227 19,378,102 1.90% MdAtl
36 New Jersey 8,938,175 8,791,894 1.66% MdAtl
42 Pennsylvania 12,787,209 12,702,379 0.67% MdAtl
8 Mid-Atlantic 41,471,611 40,872,375 1.47% NEast
3 Northeast 56,152,333 55,317,240 1.50% USA
-- District of
Columbia
658,893 601,723 9.50% SAtl
5 Florida 19,893,297 18,801,310 5.81% SAtl
14 South Carolina 4,832,482 4,625,364 4.48% SAtl
12 North Carolina 9,943,964 9,535,483 4.28% SAtl
16 Georgia 10,097,343 9,687,653 4.23% SAtl
17 Delaware 935,614 897,934 4.20% SAtl
13 Virginia 8,326,289 8,001,024 4.07% SAtl
20 Maryland 5,976,407 5,773,552 3.51% SAtl
48 West Virginia 1,850,326 1,852,994 -0.14% SAtl
3 South Atlantic 61,855,722 59,175,314 4.53% South
24 Tennessee 6,549,352 6,346,105 3.20% ESC
37 Alabama 4,849,377 4,779,736 1.90% ESC
34 Kentucky 4,413,457 4,339,367 1.71% ESC
40 Mississippi 2,994,079 2,967,297 0.90% ESC
6 East South
Central
18,806,265 18,432,505 2.03% South
2 Texas 26,956,958 25,145,561 7.20% WSC
21 Oklahoma 3,878,051 3,751,351 3.83% WSC
28 Louisiana 4,649,676 4,533,372 2.57% WSC
29 Arkansas 2,966,369 2,915,918 1.73% WSC
1 West South
Central
38,451,054 36,346,202 5.79% South
1 South 118,383,453 114,555,744 3.34% USA
45 Ohio 11,590,544 11,280,216 2.75% ENC
33 Indiana 6,570,902 6,483,802 1.34% ENC
38 Wisconsin 5,742,713 5,686,986 0.98% ENC
44 Illinois 12,882,135 12,830,632 0.40% ENC
47 Michigan 9,895,622 9,883,640 0.12% ENC
9 East North
Central
46,662,180 46,421,564 0.52% MWest
1 North Dakota 739,482 672,591 9.95% WNC
6 South Dakota 853,175 814,180 4.79% WNC
27 Minnesota 5,457,173 5,303,925 3.75% WNC
25 Nebraska 1,881,503 1,826,341 3.02% WNC
30 Iowa 3,090,416 3,046,355 1.45% WNC
31 Kansas 2,893,957 2,853,118 1.43% WNC
39 Missouri 6,044,171 5,988,927 0.92% WNC
5 West North
Central
20,885,710 20,505,437 1.85% MWest
4 Midwest 67,547,890 66,927,001 0.93% USA
4 Colorado 5,355,866 5,029,196 6.50% Mtn
3 Utah 2,942,902 2,763,885 6.48% Mtn
8 Arizona 6,731,484 6,392,017 5.31% Mtn
19 Idaho 1,634,464 1,567,582 4.27% Mtn
10 Wyoming 584,153 563,626 3.64% Mtn
22 Montana 1,023,579 989,415 3.45% Mtn
11 Nevada 2,839,099 2,700,551 5.13% Mtn
35 New Mexico 2,085,287 2,059,179 1.27% Mtn
2 Mountain 22,881,245 22,065,451 3.70% West
7 Washington 7,061,530 6,724,540 5.01% Pac
15 Hawaii 1,419,561 1,360,301 4.36% Pac
9 Alaska 736,732 710,231 3.73% Pac
23 Oregon 3,970,239 3,831,074 3.63% Pac
18 California 38,332,521 37,253,956 2.90% Pac
4 Pacific 51,373,178 49,880,102 2.99% West
2 West 74,254,423 71,945,553 3.21% USA
-- 50 States + DC 316,128,839 308,745,538 2.39% NAmer

U.S. Census Regions Map [2]

The population for the four regions and Totl U.S. (50 States & DC) agree with the CSV file from the U.S. Census Bureau in the reference below. Division totals were derived by summing the populations of the states (from first table in this article) according to the official Census Bureau map which shows which states make up the nine divisions and which divisions make up the four regions. The sum of the population for the divisions for each region sum correctly to the region totals in the reference.

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