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When it comes to the fastest growing states in terms of population, Utah leads the pack with a population growth rate of 15% in 2022, followed closely by Idaho at 14%. Texas, North Dakota, Nevada, and Colorado share the third spot with a growth rate of 13%. These states are experiencing significant population increases due to a variety of factors such as economic opportunities, favorable business climates, and desirable living conditions. The rapid growth of these states has led to a surge in infrastructure development, increased demand for housing, and a flourishing job market. Additionally, the presence of natural attractions, scenic landscapes, and cultural offerings has attracted individuals and families to settle in these regions, further fueling their population growth.

Population Growth Rate by State

#StatePopulation GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation
1Utah15.05%41.67 per mi²3,337,975
2Idaho14.34%23.24 per mi²1,900,923
3Texas13.36%116.16 per mi²29,527,941
4North Dakota13.31%11.75 per mi²774,948
5Nevada12.68%29.38 per mi²3,143,991
6Colorado12.57%57.86 per mi²5,812,069
7Washington12.41%120.37 per mi²7,738,692
8Florida12.39%416.96 per mi²21,781,128
9Arizona10.4%64.96 per mi²7,276,316
10South Carolina9.45%175.19 per mi²5,190,705
11Oregon9.41%45.41 per mi²4,246,155
12Georgia9.38%191.59 per mi²10,799,566
13Delaware9.12%522.09 per mi²1,003,384
14Montana8.59%7.64 per mi²1,104,271
15North Carolina8.51%220.3 per mi²10,551,162
16South Dakota8.04%11.98 per mi²895,376
17Tennessee8.04%171.71 per mi²6,975,218
18Virginia7.2%223.36 per mi²8,642,274
19Minnesota6.96%73.18 per mi²5,707,390
20Nebraska6.8%26.06 per mi²1,963,692
21Massachusetts6.77%919.82 per mi²6,984,723
22Maryland6.45%648.84 per mi²6,165,129
23Hawaii6.44%231.01 per mi²1,441,553
24California5.71%258.21 per mi²39,237,836
25New Jersey5.29%1,283.4 per mi²9,267,130
26Oklahoma5.2%58.63 per mi²3,986,639
27Alabama4.82%100.65 per mi²5,039,877
28Iowa4.47%57.89 per mi²3,193,079
29Indiana4.41%191.93 per mi²6,805,985
30New Hampshire4.39%155.91 per mi²1,388,992
31Rhode Island4.05%1,074.3 per mi²1,095,610
32New York4.04%433.9 per mi²19,835,913
33Kentucky3.67%115.38 per mi²4,509,394
34Wisconsin3.48%109.97 per mi²5,895,908
35Arkansas3.15%58.43 per mi²3,025,891
36Alaska3.14%1.3 per mi²732,673
37Kansas2.87%36.24 per mi²2,934,582
38New Mexico2.74%17.6 per mi²2,115,877
39Missouri2.68%90.26 per mi²6,168,187
40Vermont2.68%70.34 per mi²645,570
41Louisiana2.66%108.67 per mi²4,624,047
42Maine2.48%44.5 per mi²1,372,247
43Pennsylvania2.3%292.62 per mi²12,964,056
44Wyoming2.28%5.98 per mi²578,803
45Ohio2.22%290.7 per mi²11,780,017
46Michigan1.91%179.26 per mi²10,050,811
47Connecticut0.88%746.7 per mi²3,605,597
48Illinois-0.14%230.68 per mi²12,671,469
49Mississippi-0.2%63.07 per mi²2,949,965
50West Virginia-3.33%73.88 per mi²1,782,959

Fastest Growing States in the US

The ten fastest growing states are Utah, Idaho, Texas, North Dakota, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, Florida, Arizona, and South Carolina. Utah is the fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 15%. Idaho is the second fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 14%. Texas, North Dakota, Nevada, and Colorado are experiencing a population growth rate of 13%. Washington and Florida are the seventh and eighth fast growing states with a growth rate of 12%. Arizona is the ninth fastest growing state with a growth rate of 10%. Finally, South Carolina is the tenth fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 9%.

The top 10 fastest growing states are:

1. Utah – 15%
2. Idaho – 14%
3. Texas – 13%
4. North Dakota – 13%
5. Nevada – 13%
6. Colorado – 13%
7. Washington – 12%
8. Florida – 12%
9. Arizona – 10%
10. South Carolina – 9%

Fastest Growing State

Utah stands out as the fastest growing state in the United States with a population growth rate of 15%. This substantial growth can be attributed to a combination of factors that make Utah an attractive destination for individuals and families. The state boasts a thriving economy, with a diverse range of industries including technology, healthcare, and outdoor recreation. Its stunning natural landscapes, including national parks and ski resorts, draw in tourists and residents alike. Utah’s strong job market and business-friendly environment contribute to its appeal, providing ample opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship. Additionally, the state’s excellent education system and high quality of life make it an ideal place to settle and raise a family.

Fastest Growing US States

Alabama

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#27

100.65 per mi²

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#27

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5,039,877

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#24

Alabama is the twenty-seventh fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 5%.

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Alaska

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Ranked in the US

#36

1.3 per mi²

↑ 1.56%

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#50

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732,673

Ranked in the US

#49

Alaska saw a 3% population growth, likely influenced by factors such as natural resource development and tourism.

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Arizona

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Ranked in the US

#9

64.96 per mi²

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#32

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7,276,316

Ranked in the US

#14

Arizona is the ninth fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 10%.

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Arkansas

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Ranked in the US

#35

58.43 per mi²

↑ 0.41%

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#35

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3,025,891

Ranked in the US

#34

Arkansas experienced a comparable growth rate of 3%, indicating a gradual increase in its population.

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California

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Ranked in the US

#24

258.21 per mi²

↑ 2.57%

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#11

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39,237,836

Ranked in the US

#1

California is the twenty-fourth fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 6%.

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Colorado

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Ranked in the US

#6

57.86 per mi²

↑ 3.17%

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#37

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5,812,069

Ranked in the US

#21

Colorado is the sixth fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 13%.

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Connecticut

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Ranked in the US

#47

746.7 per mi²

↑ 0.29%

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#4

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3,605,597

Ranked in the US

#29

Connecticut experienced a 1% population growth, showcasing its appeal as a Northeastern state with a high standard of living.

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Delaware

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Ranked in the US

#13

522.09 per mi²

↑ 1.39%

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#6

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1,003,384

Ranked in the US

#46

Delaware is the thirteenth fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 9%.

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Florida

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Ranked in the US

#8

416.96 per mi²

↑ 2.7%

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#8

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21,781,128

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#3

Florida is the eighth fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 12%.

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Georgia

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#12

191.59 per mi²

↑ 2.39%

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#17

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10,799,566

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#8

Georgia is the twelfth fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 9%.

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Hawaii

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#23

231.01 per mi²

↑ 2.92%

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#12

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1,441,553

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#41

Hawaii is the twenty-third fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 6%.

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Idaho

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#2

23.24 per mi²

↑ 1.04%

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#44

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1,900,923

Ranked in the US

#39

Idaho is the second fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 14%.

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Illinois

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Ranked in the US

#48

230.68 per mi²

↑ 1.06%

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#13

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12,671,469

Ranked in the US

#6

Illinois saw no population growth in 2022, suggesting stable demographics in the state.

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Indiana

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Ranked in the US

#29

191.93 per mi²

↑ 1.03%

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#16

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6,805,985

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#17

Indiana is the twenty-ninth fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 4%.

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Iowa

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Ranked in the US

#28

57.89 per mi²

↑ 1.26%

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#36

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3,193,079

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#32

Iowa is the twenty-eighth fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 4%.

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Kansas

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Ranked in the US

#37

36.24 per mi²

↑ 0.98%

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#41

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2,934,582

Ranked in the US

#36

Kansas also recorded a 3% population growth, suggesting steady growth in the state.

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Kentucky

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Ranked in the US

#33

115.38 per mi²

↑ 1.04%

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#24

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4,509,394

Ranked in the US

#26

Kentucky demonstrated a growth rate of 4%, contributing to its evolving demographic landscape.

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Louisiana

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Ranked in the US

#41

108.67 per mi²

↑ 1.55%

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#26

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4,624,047

Ranked in the US

#25

Louisiana recorded a population growth of 3%, contributing to its vibrant cultural heritage and economic opportunities.

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Maine

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Ranked in the US

#42

44.5 per mi²

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#39

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1,372,247

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#43

Maine experienced a 2% population growth, showcasing its appeal as a scenic coastal state with a rich history.

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Maryland

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#22

648.84 per mi²

↑ 2.2%

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#5

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6,165,129

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#19

Maryland is the twenty-second fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 6%.

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Massachusetts

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Ranked in the US

#21

919.82 per mi²

↑ 2.73%

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#3

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6,984,723

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#15

Massachusetts is the twenty-first fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 7%.

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Michigan

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Ranked in the US

#46

179.26 per mi²

↑ 0.96%

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#18

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10,050,811

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#10

Michigan saw a 2% population growth, reflecting its resurgence as an automotive and technology hub.

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Minnesota

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Ranked in the US

#19

73.18 per mi²

↑ 2.09%

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#30

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5,707,390

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#22

Minnesota is the nineteenth fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 7%.

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Mississippi

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#49

63.07 per mi²

↑ 0.32%

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#33

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2,949,965

Ranked in the US

#35

Mississippi also experienced no population growth, indicating a relatively steady population in the state.

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Missouri

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Ranked in the US

#39

90.26 per mi²

↑ 0.6%

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#28

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6,168,187

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#18

Missouri experienced a population growth of 3%, reflecting its appeal as a Midwestern state with a variety of urban and rural areas.

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Montana

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#14

7.64 per mi²

↑ 0.66%

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#48

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1,104,271

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#44

Montana is the fourteenth fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 9%.

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Nebraska

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#20

26.06 per mi²

↑ 1.96%

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#43

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1,963,692

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#38

Nebraska is the twentieth fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 7%.

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Nevada

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#5

29.38 per mi²

↑ 2.66%

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#42

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3,143,991

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#33

Nevada is the fifth fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 13%.

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New Hampshire

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#30

155.91 per mi²

↑ 0.5%

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#21

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1,388,992

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#42

New Hampshire is the thirtieth fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 4%.

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New Jersey

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#25

1,283.4 per mi²

↑ 1.85%

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9,267,130

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#11

New Jersey is the twenty-fifth fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 5%.

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New Mexico

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#38

17.6 per mi²

↑ 0.92%

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#45

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2,115,877

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#37

New Mexico demonstrated a similar growth rate of 3%, potentially influenced by its cultural diversity and scenic landscapes.

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New York

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#32

433.9 per mi²

↑ 3.08%

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#7

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19,835,913

Ranked in the US

#4

New York also saw a 4% population growth, reflecting the continued attractiveness of the state.

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North Carolina

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Ranked in the US

#15

220.3 per mi²

↑ 1.52%

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#15

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10,551,162

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#9

North Carolina is the fifteenth fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 9%.

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North Dakota

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#4

11.75 per mi²

↑ 4.63%

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#47

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774,948

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#48

North Dakota is the fourth fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 13%.

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Ohio

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#45

290.7 per mi²

↑ 0.83%

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#10

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11,780,017

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#7

Ohio recorded a 2% population growth, indicating steady growth in the state's diverse industries and communities.

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Oklahoma

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Ranked in the US

#26

58.63 per mi²

↑ 0.88%

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#34

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3,986,639

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#28

Oklahoma is the twenty-sixth fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 5%.

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Oregon

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#11

45.41 per mi²

↑ 2.67%

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#38

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4,246,155

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#27

Oregon is the eleventh fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 9%.

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Pennsylvania

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#43

292.62 per mi²

↑ 0.99%

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#9

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12,964,056

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#5

Pennsylvania saw a 2% population growth, reflecting its diverse urban centers and strong educational institutions.

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Rhode Island

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#31

1,074.3 per mi²

↑ 1.38%

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#2

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1,095,610

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#45

Rhode Island experienced a population growth of 4% in 2022.

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South Carolina

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#10

175.19 per mi²

↑ 1.47%

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#19

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5,190,705

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#23

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South Dakota

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#16

11.98 per mi²

↑ 1.44%

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#46

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895,376

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#47

South Dakota is the sixteenth fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 8%.

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Tennessee

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#17

171.71 per mi²

↑ 1.5%

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#20

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6,975,218

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#16

Tennessee is the seventeenth fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 8%.

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Texas

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#3

116.16 per mi²

↑ 2.78%

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#23

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29,527,941

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#2

Texas is the third fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 13%.

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Utah

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41.67 per mi²

↑ 2.84%

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#40

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3,337,975

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#30

Utah is the fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 15%.

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Vermont

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#40

70.34 per mi²

↑ 0.43%

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#31

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645,570

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#51

Vermont saw a 3% population growth, highlighting its attractiveness as a picturesque New England state.

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Virginia

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#18

223.36 per mi²

↑ 2.04%

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#14

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8,642,274

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#12

Virginia is the eighteenth fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 7%.

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Washington

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#7

120.37 per mi²

↑ 3.37%

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#22

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7,738,692

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#13

Washington is the seventh fastest growing state with a population growth rate of 12%.

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West Virginia

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#50

73.88 per mi²

↓ 0.38%

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#29

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1,782,959

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#40

West Virginia witnessed a negative growth rate of -3.33%, reflecting a decline in population, potentially influenced by economic factors and outmigration.

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Wisconsin

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#34

109.97 per mi²

↑ 1.03%

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#25

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5,895,908

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#20

Wisconsin recorded a population growth of 3%, signaling moderate expansion in the state.

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Wyoming

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#44

5.98 per mi²

↑ 0.34%

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#49

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578,803

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#52

Wyoming demonstrated a 2% population growth, potentially influenced by its natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities.

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FAQs

What is the fastest growing state ?

The fastest growing state is Utah with a population growth rate of 15%.

Which states are growing the fastest ?

The states growing the fastest are Utah (15%), Idaho (14%), Texas (13%), North Dakota (13%), Nevada (13%), Colorado (13%), Washington (12%), Florida (12%), Arizona (10%), and South Carolina (9%).

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