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 63-month period from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015, the most recent estimates available from the United States Census Bureau.[1]

Rank State 2010 Census 2015 estimate Change
1   North Dakota 672,591 756,927 +12.54%
 District of Columbia 601,723 672,228 +11.72%
2  Texas 25,145,561 27,469,114 +9.24%
3  Colorado 5,029,196 5,456,574 +8.50%
4  Utah 2,763,885 2,995,919 +8.40%
5  Florida 18,801,310 20,271,272 +7.82%
7  Arizona 6,392,017 6,828,065 +6.82%
6  Nevada 2,700,551 2,890,845 +7.05%
8  Washington 6,724,540 7,170,351 +6.63%
12  South Dakota 814,180 858,469 +5.44%
9  South Carolina 4,625,364 4,896,146 +5.85%
15  Hawaii 1,360,301 1,431,603 +5.24%
14  North Carolina 9,535,483 10,042,802 +5.32%
10  Idaho 1,567,582 1,654,930 +5.57%
11  Georgia 9,687,653 10,214,860 +5.44%
13  Delaware 897,934 945,934 +5.35%
17  California 37,253,956 39,144,818 +5.08%
18  Virginia 8,001,024 8,382,993 +4.77%
24  Alaska 710,231 738,432 +3.97%
23  Wyoming 563,626 586,107 +3.99%
16  Oregon 3,831,074 4,028,977 +5.17%
21  Maryland 5,773,552 6,006,401 +4.03%
19  Montana 989,415 1,032,949 +4.40%
20  Oklahoma 3,751,351 3,911,338 +4.26%
 U.S. 50 States + DC 308,745,538 321,418,820 +4.10%
22  Tennessee 6,346,105 6,600,299 +4.01%
26  Massachusetts 6,547,629 6,794,422 +3.77%
25  Nebraska 1,826,341 1,896,190 +3.82%
27  Minnesota 5,303,925 5,489,594 +3.50%
28  Louisiana 4,533,372 4,670,724 +3.03%
29  Iowa 3,046,355 3,123,899 +2.55%
30  New York 19,378,102 19,795,791 +2.16%
33  Kansas 2,853,118 2,911,641 +2.05%
32  Indiana 6,483,802 6,619,680 +2.10%
31  Arkansas 2,915,918 2,978,204 +2.14%
34  Kentucky 4,339,367 4,425,092 +1.98%
35  New Jersey 8,791,894 8,958,013 +1.89%
36  Alabama 4,779,736 4,858,979 +1.66%
39  New Mexico 2,059,179 2,085,109 +1.26%
37  Missouri 5,988,927 6,083,672 +1.58%
 Guam 159,358 161,785 +1.52%
38  Wisconsin 5,686,986 5,771,337 +1.48%
41  Mississippi 2,967,297 2,992,333 +0.84%
40  New Hampshire 1,316,470 1,330,608 +1.07%
42  Pennsylvania 12,702,379 12,802,503 +0.79%
44  Connecticut 3,574,097 3,590,886 +0.47%
43  Ohio 11,536,504 11,613,423 +0.67%
47  Illinois 12,830,632 12,859,995 +0.23%
45  Michigan 9,883,640 9,922,576 +0.39%
46  Rhode Island 1,052,567 1,056,298 +0.35%
48  Maine 1,328,361 1,329,328 +0.07%
49  Vermont 625,741 626,042 +0.05%
50  West Virginia 1,852,994 1,844,128 −0.48%
 United States Virgin Islands 106,405 104,737 −1.57%
 Northern Mariana Islands 53,833 52,344 −2.77%
 American Samoa 55,519 54,343 −2.12%
 Puerto Rico 3,725,789 3,474,182 −6.75%

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