Fastest Growing States

States are constantly shifting in population as people immigrate to the country, move between states, and are born. Changes in population, especially in periods of rapid growth, can be somewhat of a double-edged sword, either putting a strain on the state’s resources or creating a boom on the state’s economy. 

Another relatively new factor in states growing rapidly is Climate Change, as the earth warms southern regions will see heightened temperatures that many may find unbearable. States which are prone to natural disasters, such as tornadoes or hurricanes, may see these disasters intensify due to a changing climate. Therefore, states may experience further population booms due to climate migrants.  

There are many reasons why people may be motivated to move states, two common reasons, though, are economic opportunity—be it in the form of a lower cost of living or a new job—and a difference in lifestyle–typically either for a different climate or to be closer (or further) from family.

See for yourself how fast states’ populations are growing by looking at the data displayed in the charts.

 

Population Growth by State

Alabama

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POPULATION GROWTHhelp

5.1%

#26 in the US

POPULATION DENSITYhelp

99.51

#28 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

5,039,877

#24 in the US

Alaska

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3.3%

#34 in the US

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1.28

#51 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

732,673

#49 in the US

Arizona

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11.9%

#10 in the US

POPULATION DENSITYhelp

64.02

#33 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

7,276,316

#14 in the US

Arkansas

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3.3%

#35 in the US

POPULATION DENSITYhelp

58.19

#35 in the US

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3,025,891

#34 in the US

California

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6.1%

#25 in the US

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251.75

#12 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

39,237,836

#1 in the US

Colorado

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14.8%

#6 in the US

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56.08

#38 in the US

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5,812,069

#21 in the US

Connecticut

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0.9%

#48 in the US

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744.56

#5 in the US

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3,605,597

#29 in the US

Delaware

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10.2%

#11 in the US

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514.94

#7 in the US

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1,003,384

#46 in the US

District of Columbia

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14.6%

#7 in the US

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10,961.85

#1 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

670,050

#50 in the US

Florida

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14.6%

#8 in the US

POPULATION DENSITYhelp

405.98

#9 in the US

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21,781,128

#3 in the US

Georgia

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10.6%

#12 in the US

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187.11

#18 in the US

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10,799,566

#8 in the US

Hawaii

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7%

#19 in the US

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224.46

#14 in the US

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1,441,553

#41 in the US

Idaho

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17.3%

#2 in the US

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23

#45 in the US

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1,900,923

#39 in the US

Illinois

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-0.1%

#49 in the US

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228.26

#13 in the US

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12,671,469

#6 in the US

Indiana

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4.7%

#29 in the US

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189.97

#17 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

6,805,985

#17 in the US

Iowa

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4.7%

#30 in the US

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57.17

#37 in the US

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3,193,079

#32 in the US

Kansas

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3%

#36 in the US

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35.89

#42 in the US

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2,934,582

#36 in the US

Kentucky

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3.8%

#37 in the US

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114.19

#24 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

4,509,394

#26 in the US

Louisiana

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2.7%

#39 in the US

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107.01

#27 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

4,624,047

#25 in the US

Maine

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2.6%

#40 in the US

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44.49

#39 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

1,372,247

#43 in the US

Maryland

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7%

#20 in the US

POPULATION DENSITYhelp

634.85

#6 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

6,165,129

#19 in the US

Massachusetts

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7.4%

#21 in the US

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895.37

#4 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

6,984,723

#15 in the US

Michigan

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2%

#41 in the US

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177.55

#19 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

10,050,811

#10 in the US

Minnesota

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7.6%

#22 in the US

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71.68

#31 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

5,707,390

#22 in the US

Mississippi

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-0.2%

#50 in the US

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62.87

#34 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

2,949,965

#35 in the US

Missouri

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2.8%

#42 in the US

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89.72

#29 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

6,168,187

#18 in the US

Montana

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9.6%

#15 in the US

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7.59

#49 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

1,104,271

#44 in the US

Nebraska

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7.4%

#23 in the US

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25.56

#44 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

1,963,692

#38 in the US

Nevada

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15%

#3 in the US

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28.62

#43 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

3,143,991

#33 in the US

New Hampshire

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4.6%

#31 in the US

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155.13

#22 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

1,388,992

#42 in the US

New Jersey

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5.7%

#27 in the US

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1,260.03

#2 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

9,267,130

#11 in the US

New Mexico

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2.8%

#43 in the US

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17.44

#46 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

2,115,877

#37 in the US

New York

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4.2%

#32 in the US

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420.94

#8 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

19,835,913

#4 in the US

North Carolina

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9.5%

#16 in the US

POPULATION DENSITYhelp

217

#16 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

10,551,162

#9 in the US

North Dakota

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15.8%

#4 in the US

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11.23

#47 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

774,948

#48 in the US

Ohio

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2.3%

#44 in the US

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288.31

#11 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

11,780,017

#7 in the US

Oklahoma

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5.5%

#28 in the US

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58.12

#36 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

3,986,639

#28 in the US

Oregon

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10.6%

#13 in the US

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44.23

#40 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

4,246,155

#27 in the US

Pennsylvania

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2.4%

#45 in the US

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289.75

#10 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

12,964,056

#5 in the US

Rhode Island

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4.3%

#33 in the US

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1,059.7

#3 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

1,095,610

#45 in the US

South Carolina

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10.7%

#14 in the US

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172.65

#20 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

5,190,705

#23 in the US

South Dakota

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8.9%

#17 in the US

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11.81

#48 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

895,376

#47 in the US

Tennessee

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8.9%

#18 in the US

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169.17

#21 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

6,975,218

#16 in the US

Texas

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15.9%

#5 in the US

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113.02

#25 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

29,527,941

#2 in the US

Utah

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18.4%

#1 in the US

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40.52

#41 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

3,337,975

#30 in the US

Vermont

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2.8%

#46 in the US

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70.04

#32 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

645,570

#51 in the US

Virginia

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7.9%

#24 in the US

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218.89

#15 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

8,642,274

#12 in the US

Washington

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14.6%

#9 in the US

POPULATION DENSITYhelp

116.45

#23 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

7,738,692

#13 in the US

West Virginia

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-3.2%

#52 in the US

POPULATION DENSITYhelp

74.16

#30 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

1,782,959

#40 in the US

Wisconsin

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3.6%

#38 in the US

POPULATION DENSITYhelp

108.85

#26 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

5,895,908

#20 in the US

Wyoming

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2.3%

#47 in the US

POPULATION DENSITYhelp

5.96

#50 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

578,803

#52 in the US

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0%

#51 in the US

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0

#52 in the US

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0

#53 in the US