Population Growth by State

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Population growth in the United States varies widely from state to state, with some states experiencing tremendous growth and others remaining relatively stagnant. Over the past decade, the US population has grown at an average rate of 0.7% per year – but this figure hides a great deal of variation between states. For example, Nevada has seen a population increase of over 15% in the same time period, while Ohio and Wyoming have each only seen their populations grow by around 2.%. The difference is largely driven by economic factors such as job opportunities and cost of living; Nevada’s strong economy and booming tourism industry have made it an attractive destination for people looking to relocate. In addition, birth rates also play a role in population growth: Texas’ high birth rate has led to its population growth outpacing much of the rest of the country over the last decade. These trends are likely to continue into the future as people continue making decisions about where to settle based on economic factors, though other factors such as climate change could also come into play if they impact certain areas more than others.

#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

Population Growth by State

Alabama

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Ranked in the US

#27

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100.65 per mi²

↑ 1.15%

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Ranked in the US

#27

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5,039,877

Ranked in the US

#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

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1.3 per mi²

↑ 1.56%

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Ranked in the US

#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

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64.96 per mi²

↑ 1.47%

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Ranked in the US

#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

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58.43 per mi²

↑ 0.41%

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Ranked in the US

#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

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258.21 per mi²

↑ 2.57%

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Ranked in the US

#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

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57.86 per mi²

↑ 3.17%

Vs 2021

Ranked in the US

#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

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746.7 per mi²

↑ 0.29%

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Ranked in the US

#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

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522.09 per mi²

↑ 1.39%

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Ranked in the US

#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

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416.96 per mi²

↑ 2.7%

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Ranked in the US

#8

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21,781,128

Ranked in the US

#3

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

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Georgia

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Ranked in the US

#12

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191.59 per mi²

↑ 2.39%

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Ranked in the US

#17

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10,799,566

Ranked in the US

#8

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

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Hawaii

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Ranked in the US

#23

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231.01 per mi²

↑ 2.92%

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Ranked in the US

#12

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1,441,553

Ranked in the US

#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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Ranked in the US

#2

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23.24 per mi²

↑ 1.04%

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Ranked in the US

#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

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230.68 per mi²

↑ 1.06%

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Ranked in the US

#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

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191.93 per mi²

↑ 1.03%

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Ranked in the US

#16

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6,805,985

Ranked in the US

#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

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57.89 per mi²

↑ 1.26%

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Ranked in the US

#36

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3,193,079

Ranked in the US

#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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#37

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36.24 per mi²

↑ 0.98%

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Ranked in the US

#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

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115.38 per mi²

↑ 1.04%

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Ranked in the US

#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

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108.67 per mi²

↑ 1.55%

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Ranked in the US

#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

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44.5 per mi²

↑ 0.02%

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Ranked in the US

#39

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1,372,247

Ranked in the US

#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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Ranked in the US

#22

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648.84 per mi²

↑ 2.2%

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Ranked in the US

#5

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6,165,129

Ranked in the US

#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

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919.82 per mi²

↑ 2.73%

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Ranked in the US

#3

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6,984,723

Ranked in the US

#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

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179.26 per mi²

↑ 0.96%

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Ranked in the US

#18

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10,050,811

Ranked in the US

#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

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73.18 per mi²

↑ 2.09%

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Ranked in the US

#30

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5,707,390

Ranked in the US

#22

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

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Mississippi

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Ranked in the US

#49

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63.07 per mi²

↑ 0.32%

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Ranked in the US

#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

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90.26 per mi²

↑ 0.6%

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Ranked in the US

#28

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6,168,187

Ranked in the US

#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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Ranked in the US

#14

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7.64 per mi²

↑ 0.66%

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Ranked in the US

#48

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1,104,271

Ranked in the US

#44

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

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Nebraska

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Ranked in the US

#20

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26.06 per mi²

↑ 1.96%

Vs 2021

Ranked in the US

#43

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1,963,692

Ranked in the US

#38

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

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Nevada

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Ranked in the US

#5

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29.38 per mi²

↑ 2.66%

Vs 2021

Ranked in the US

#42

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3,143,991

Ranked in the US

#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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Ranked in the US

#30

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155.91 per mi²

↑ 0.5%

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Ranked in the US

#21

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1,388,992

Ranked in the US

#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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Ranked in the US

#25

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1,283.4 per mi²

↑ 1.85%

Vs 2021

Ranked in the US

#1

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9,267,130

Ranked in the US

#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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Ranked in the US

#38

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17.6 per mi²

↑ 0.92%

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Ranked in the US

#45

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2,115,877

Ranked in the US

#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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Ranked in the US

#32

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433.9 per mi²

↑ 3.08%

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Ranked in the US

#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

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220.3 per mi²

↑ 1.52%

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Ranked in the US

#15

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10,551,162

Ranked in the US

#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

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11.75 per mi²

↑ 4.63%

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Ranked in the US

#47

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774,948

Ranked in the US

#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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Ranked in the US

#45

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290.7 per mi²

↑ 0.83%

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Ranked in the US

#10

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11,780,017

Ranked in the US

#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

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58.63 per mi²

↑ 0.88%

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Ranked in the US

#34

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3,986,639

Ranked in the US

#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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Ranked in the US

#11

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45.41 per mi²

↑ 2.67%

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#38

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4,246,155

Ranked in the US

#27

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

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Pennsylvania

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Ranked in the US

#43

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292.62 per mi²

↑ 0.99%

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#9

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12,964,056

Ranked in the US

#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

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1,074.3 per mi²

↑ 1.38%

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#2

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1,095,610

Ranked in the US

#45

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

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South Carolina

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#10

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175.19 per mi²

↑ 1.47%

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Ranked in the US

#19

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5,190,705

Ranked in the US

#23

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South Dakota

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#16

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11.98 per mi²

↑ 1.44%

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Ranked in the US

#46

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895,376

Ranked in the US

#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

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171.71 per mi²

↑ 1.5%

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#20

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6,975,218

Ranked in the US

#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

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116.16 per mi²

↑ 2.78%

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Ranked in the US

#23

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29,527,941

Ranked in the US

#2

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

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Utah

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#1

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41.67 per mi²

↑ 2.84%

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Ranked in the US

#40

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3,337,975

Ranked in the US

#30

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

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Vermont

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#40

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70.34 per mi²

↑ 0.43%

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Ranked in the US

#31

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645,570

Ranked in the US

#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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Ranked in the US

#18

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223.36 per mi²

↑ 2.04%

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Ranked in the US

#14

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8,642,274

Ranked in the US

#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

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120.37 per mi²

↑ 3.37%

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Ranked in the US

#22

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7,738,692

Ranked in the US

#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

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73.88 per mi²

↓ 0.38%

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Ranked in the US

#29

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1,782,959

Ranked in the US

#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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Ranked in the US

#34

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109.97 per mi²

↑ 1.03%

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Ranked in the US

#25

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5,895,908

Ranked in the US

#20

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

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Wyoming

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Ranked in the US

#44

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5.98 per mi²

↑ 0.34%

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Ranked in the US

#49

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578,803

Ranked in the US

#52

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

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