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, 2016, the most recent estimates available from the United States Census Bureau.[1]

Rank State 2010 Census 2016 estimate Change
 District of Columbia 601,723 681,170 +13.20%
1   North Dakota 672,591 757,952 +12.69%
2  Texas 25,145,561 27,862,596 +10.81%
3  Utah 2,763,885 3,051,217 +10.40%
4  Colorado 5,029,196 5,540,545 +10.17%
5  Florida 18,801,310 20,612,439 +9.63%
6  Nevada 2,700,551 2,940,058 +8.87%
7  Arizona 6,392,017 6,931,071 +8.43%
8  Washington 6,724,540 7,288,000 +8.38%
9  Idaho 1,567,582 1,683,140 +7.37%
10  South Carolina 4,625,364 4,961,119 +7.26%
11  Oregon 3,831,074 4,093,465 +6.85%
12  North Carolina 9,687,653 10,310,371 +6.43%
13 Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia 9,535,483 10,146,788 +6.41%
14  South Dakota 814,180 865,454 +6.30%
15  Delaware 897,934 952,065 +6.03%
16  Montana 989,415 1,042,520 +5.37%
17  California 37,253,956 39,250,017 +5.36%
18  Virginia 8,001,024 8,411,808 +5.13%
19  Hawaii 1,360,301 1,428,557 +5.02%
20  Tennessee 6,346,105 6,651,194 +4.81%
 U.S. 50 States + DC 308,745,538 323,127,513 +4.66%
21  Oklahoma 3,751,351 3,923,561 +4.59%
22  Alaska 710,231 741,894 +4.46%
23  Nebraska 1,826,341 1,907,116 +4.42%
24  Maryland 5,773,552 6,016,447 +4.21%
25  Minnesota 5,303,925 5,519,952 +4.07%
26  Massachusetts 6,547,629 6,811,779 +4.03%
27  Wyoming 563,626 585,501 +3.88%
28  Louisiana 4,533,372 4,681,666 +3.27%
29  Iowa 3,046,355 3,134,693 +2.90%
30  Arkansas 2,915,918 2,988,248 +2.48%
31  Indiana 6,483,802 6,633,053 +2.30%
32  Kentucky 4,339,367 4,436,974 +2.25%
33  Kansas 2,853,118 2,907,289 +1.90%
34  New York 19,378,102 19,745,289 +1.89%
35  Alabama 4,779,736 4,863,300 +1.75%
36  New Jersey 8,791,894 8,944,469 +1.74%
37  Missouri 5,988,927 6,093,000 +1.74%
38  Wisconsin 5,686,986 5,778,708 +1.61%
39  New Hampshire 1,316,470 1,334,795 +1.39%
40  New Mexico 2,059,179 2,081,015 +1.06%
41  Mississippi 2,967,297 2,988,726 +0.72%
42  Ohio 11,536,504 11,614,373 +0.67%
43  Pennsylvania 12,702,379 12,784,227 +0.64%
44  Michigan 9,883,640 9,928,300 +0.45%
45  Rhode Island 1,052,567 1,056,426 +0.37%
46  Maine 1,328,361 1,331,479 +0.23%
47  Connecticut 3,574,097 3,576,452 +0.07%
48  Vermont 625,741 624,594 −0.18%
49  Illinois 12,830,632 12,801,539 −0.23%
50  West Virginia 1,852,994 1,831,102 −1.18%
 Guam 159,358 162,742 +2.12%
 Northern Mariana Islands 53,833 53,467 −0.68%
 American Samoa 55,519 54,194 −2.39%
 United States Virgin Islands 106,405 102,951 −3.25%
 Puerto Rico 3,725,789 3,411,307 −8.44%

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
25 Massachusetts 6,547,629 6,745,408 3.02% NEng
41 New Hampshire 1,316,470 1,326,813 0.79% NEng
43 Connecticut 3,574,097 3,596,080 0.63% NEng
46 Rhode Island 1,052,567 1,055,173 0.25% NEng
47 Vermont 625,741 626,562 0.13% NEng
48 Maine 1,328,361 1,330,089 0.13% NEng
7 New England 14,444,865 14,680,722 1.63% NEast
29 New York 19,378,102 19,746,227 1.90% MdAtl
33 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
10 South Carolina 4,625,364 4,832,482 4.48% SAtl
12 North Carolina 9,535,483 9,943,964 4.28% SAtl
14 Georgia 9,687,653 10,097,343 4.23% SAtl
15 Delaware 897,934 935,614 4.20% SAtl
16 Virginia 8,001,024 8,326,289 4.07% SAtl
22 Maryland 5,773,552 5,976,407 3.51% SAtl
50 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
30 Alabama 4,779,736 4,849,377 1.90% ESC
32 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
17 Oklahoma 3,751,351 3,878,051 3.83% WSC
28 Louisiana 4,533,372 4,649,676 2.57% WSC
31 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
36 Indiana 6,483,802 6,570,902 1.34% ENC
38 Wisconsin 5,686,986 5,742,713 0.98% ENC
44 Ohio 11,536,504 11,590,544 0.47% ENC
45 Illinois 12,830,632 12,882,135 0.40% ENC
49 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
9 South Dakota 814,180 853,175 4.79% WNC
18 Minnesota 5,303,925 5,457,173 3.75% WNC
26 Nebraska 1,826,341 1,881,503 3.02% WNC
34 Iowa 3,046,355 3,090,416 1.45% WNC
35 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
3 Colorado 5,029,196 5,355,866 6.50% Mtn
4 Utah 2,763,885 2,942,902 6.48% Mtn
6 Arizona 6,392,017 6,731,484 5.31% Mtn
7 Nevada 2,700,551 2,839,099 5.13% Mtn
13 Idaho 1,567,582 1,634,464 4.27% Mtn
20 Wyoming 563,626 584,153 3.64% Mtn
23 Montana 989,415 1,023,579 3.45% Mtn
37 New Mexico 2,059,179 2,085,287 1.27% Mtn
2 Mountain 22,065,451 22,881,245 3.70% West
8 Washington 6,724,540 7,061,530 5.01% Pac
11 Hawaii 1,360,301 1,419,561 4.36% Pac
19 Alaska 710,231 736,732 3.73% Pac
21 Oregon 3,831,074 3,970,239 3.63% Pac
27 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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