List of U.S. states and territories by population growth rate

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Map of population change in U.S. states from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017.

This article includes a list of U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia sorted by the percentage change in estimated population for the 87-month period from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017, the most recent estimates available from the US Census Bureau.

Summary[edit]

Rank State 2010 Census 2017 estimate Change
1  District of Columbia 601,723 693,972 +15.33%
2  Texas 25,145,561 28,304,596 +12.56%
3   North Dakota 672,591 755,393 +12.31%
4  Utah 2,763,885 3,101,833 +12.23%
5  Florida 18,801,310 20,984,400 +11.61%
6  Colorado 5,029,196 5,607,154 +11.49%
7  Nevada 2,700,551 2,998,039 +11.02%
8  Washington 6,724,540 7,405,743 +10.13%
9  Arizona 6,392,017 7,016,270 +9.77%
10  Idaho 1,567,582 1,716,943 +9.53%
11  South Carolina 4,625,364 5,024,369 +8.63%
12  Oregon 3,831,074 4,142,776 +8.14%
13  North Carolina 9,535,483 10,273,419 +7.74%
14 Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia 9,687,653 10,429,379 +7.66%
15  Delaware 897,934 961,939 +7.13%
16  South Dakota 814,180 869,666 +6.81%
17  Montana 989,415 1,050,493 +6.17%
18  California 37,253,956 39,536,653 +6.13%
19  Virginia 8,001,024 8,470,020 +5.86%
20  Tennessee 6,346,105 6,715,984 +5.83%
 U.S. 50 States + DC 308,745,538 325,719,178 +5.50%
21  Minnesota 5,303,925 5,576,606 +5.14%
22  Nebraska 1,826,341 1,920,076 +5.13%
23  Hawaii 1,360,301 1,427,538 +4.94%
24  Maryland 5,773,552 6,052,177 +4.83%
25  Oklahoma 3,751,351 3,930,864 +4.79%
26  Massachusetts 6,547,629 6,859,819 +4.77%
27  Alaska 710,231 739,795 +4.16%
28  Louisiana 4,533,372 4,684,333 +3.33%
29  Iowa 3,046,355 3,145,711 +3.26%
30  Arkansas 2,915,918 3,004,279 +3.03%
31  Indiana 6,483,802 6,666,818 +2.82%
32  Wyoming 563,626 579,315 +2.78%
33  Kentucky 4,339,367 4,454,189 +2.65%
34  New York 19,378,102 19,849,399 +2.43%
35  New Jersey 8,791,894 9,005,644 +2.43%
36  Guam 159,358 162,742 +2.12%
37  Kansas 2,853,118 2,913,123 +2.10%
38  Missouri 5,988,927 6,113,532 +2.08%
39  New Hampshire 1,316,470 1,342,795 +2.00%
40  Alabama 4,779,736 4,874,747 +1.99%
41  Wisconsin 5,686,986 5,795,483 +1.91%
42  New Mexico 2,059,179 2,088,070 +1.40%
43  Ohio 11,536,504 11,658,609 +1.06%
44  Pennsylvania 12,702,379 12,805,537 +0.81%
45  Michigan 9,883,640 9,962,311 +0.80%
46  Rhode Island 1,052,567 1,059,639 +0.67%
47  Maine 1,328,361 1,335,907 +0.57%
48  Mississippi 2,967,297 2,984,100 +0.57%
49  Connecticut 3,574,097 3,588,184 +0.39%
50  Illinois 12,830,632 12,802,023 −0.22%
51  Vermont 625,741 623,657 −0.33%
52  Northern Mariana Islands 53,833 53,467 −0.68%
53  West Virginia 1,852,994 1,815,857 −2.00%
54  American Samoa 55,519 54,194 −2.39%
55  United States Virgin Islands 106,405 102,951 −3.25%
56  Puerto Rico 3,725,789 3,337,177 −10.43%

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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
2017

est.

Chg Geog
sort
25 Massachusetts 6,547,629 6,859,819 4.77% NEng
37 New Hampshire 1,316,470 1,342,795 2.00% NEng
45 Maine 1,328,361 1,335,907 0.57% NEng
47 Connecticut 3,574,097 3,588,184 0.39% NEng
44 Rhode Island 1,052,567 1,059,639 0.37% NEng
49 Vermont 625,741 623,657 -0.33% NEng
7 New England 14,444,865 14,810,001 2.53% NEast
33 New York 19,378,102 19,849,399 2.43% MdAtl
34 New Jersey 8,791,894 9,005,644 2.43% MdAtl
42 Pennsylvania 12,702,379 12,805,537 0.81% MdAtl
8 Mid-Atlantic 40,872,375 41,660,580 1.93% NEast
3 Northeast 55,317,240 56,470,581 2.08% USA
-- District of
Columbia
601,723 693,972 15.33% SAtl
4 Florida 18,801,310 20,984,400 11.61% SAtl
10 South Carolina 4,625,364 5,024,369 8.63% SAtl
12 North Carolina 9,535,471 10,273,419 7.74% SAtl
13 Georgia 9,687,653 10,429,379 7.66% SAtl
14 Delaware 897,934 961,939 7.13% SAtl
18 Virginia 8,001,024 8,470,020 5.86% SAtl
23 Maryland 5,773,552 6,052,177 4.83% SAtl
50 West Virginia 1,852,994 1,815,857 -2.00% SAtl
3 South Atlantic 59,777,037 64,705,532 8.24% South
19 Tennessee 6,346,105 6,715,984 5.83% ESC
32 Kentucky 4,339,367 4,454,189 2.65% ESC
38 Alabama 4,779,736 4,874,747 1.99% ESC
46 Mississippi 2,967,297 2,984,100 0.57% ESC
6 East South
Central
18,432,505 19,029,020 3.24% South
1 Texas 25,145,561 28,304,596 12.56% WSC
24 Oklahoma 3,751,351 3,930,864 4.79% WSC
27 Louisiana 4,533,372 4,684,333 3.33% WSC
29 Arkansas 2,915,918 3,004,279 3.03% WSC
1 West South
Central
36,346,202 39,924,072 9.84% South
1 South 114,555,744 123,658,624 7.95% USA
30 Indiana 6,483,802 6,666,818 2.82% ENC
39 Wisconsin 5,686,986 5,795,483 1.91% ENC
41 Ohio 11,536,504 11,658,609 1.06% ENC
43 Michigan 9,883,640 9,962,311 0.80% ENC
48 Illinois 12,830,632 12,802,023 -0.22% ENC
9 East North
Central
46,421,564 46,885,244 1.00% MWest
2 North Dakota 672,591 755,393 12.31% WNC
15 South Dakota 814,180 869,666 6.81% WNC
20 Minnesota 5,303,925 5,576,606 5.14% WNC
21 Nebraska 1,826,341 1,920,076 5.13% WNC
29 Iowa 3,046,355 3,145,711 3.26% WNC
35 Kansas 2,853,118 2,913,123 2.10% WNC
36 Missouri 5,988,927 6,113,532 2.08% WNC
5 West North
Central
20,505,437 21,294,107 3.85% MWest
4 Midwest 66,927,001 68,179,351 1.87% USA
3 Utah 2,763,885 3,101,833 12.23% Mtn
5 Colorado 5,029,196 5,607,154 11.49% Mtn
6 Nevada 2,700,551 2,998,039 11.02% Mtn
8 Arizona 6,392,017 7,016,270 9.77% Mtn
9 Idaho 1,567,582 1,716,943 9.53% Mtn
16 Montana 989,415 1,050,493 6.17% Mtn
31 Wyoming 563,626 579,315 2.78% Mtn
40 New Mexico 2,059,179 2,088,070 1.40% Mtn
2 Mountain 22,065,451 24,158,117 9.48% West
7 Washington 6,724,540 7,405,743 10.13% Pac
11 Oregon 3,831,074 4,142,776 8.14% Pac
17 California 37,253,956 39,536,653 6.13% Pac
22 Hawaii 1,360,301 1,427,538 4.94% Pac
26 Alaska 710,231 739,795 4.16% Pac
4 Pacific 49,880,102 53,252,505 6.76% West
2 West 71,945,553 77,410,622 7.60% USA
-- Puerto Rico 3,725,789 3,337,177 -10.43% Caribbean
-- U.S. Virgin Islands 106,405 102,951 -3.25% Caribbean
-- American Samoa 55,519 54,194 -2.39% Polynesia
-- Guam 159,358 162,742 2.12% Micronesia
-- Northern Mariana Islands 53,833 53,467 -0.68% Micronesia
-- 50 States + DC 308,745,538 325,719,178 5.50% 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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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  2. ^ U.S. Census Regions Map: "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2014-12-24.

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