Idaho

Idaho ranked second fastest growing state

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho is the second fastest growing state in the nation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Idaho’s population increased by about 2.1 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018.  

Idaho follows Nevada which also increased by about 2.1 percent.  Utah, Arizona, Florida and Washington followed.  

The nine states that lost population last year were New York, Illinois, West Virginia, Louisiana, Hawaii, Mississippi, Alaska, Connecticut and Wyoming.

The U.S. Census Bureau released the estimates Wednesday. 

Population Change for States (and Puerto Rico): From April 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018

Other highlights from the U.S. Census Bureau statistics: 

  • As a whole, the U.S. population continues to grow due to both natural increase and international migration. Though international migration was slightly higher last year (978,826 compared to 953,233 the year before), natural increase was slightly lower last year (1,041,487 compared to 1,122,546 the year before).
  • Texas had the largest numeric growth over the last year, with an increase of 379,128 people. Texas grew both from having more births than deaths and from net gains in movers from within and outside the United States.
  • Florida had the highest level of net domestic migration in the last year, at 132,602. Since 2010, Florida has gained a total of 1,160,387 people from net domestic migration.
  • The voting age population, those 18 years and over, increased by 0.9 percent to 253,768,092 people in 2018.

 

Top 10 States in Percentage Growth: 2017 to 2018

Rank Name 2010 2017 2018 Percent growth
1 Nevada 2,700,679 2,972,405 3,034,392 2.1
2 Idaho 1,567,657 1,718,904 1,754,208 2.1
3 Utah 2,763,891 3,103,118 3,161,105 1.9
4 Arizona 6,392,288 7,048,876 7,171,646 1.7
5 Florida 18,804,580 20,976,812 21,299,325 1.5
6 Washington 6,724,540 7,425,432 7,535,591 1.5
7 Colorado 5,029,316 5,615,902 5,695,564 1.4
8 Texas 25,146,114 28,322,717 28,701,845 1.3
9 South Carolina 4,625,381 5,021,219 5,084,127 1.3
10 North Carolina 9,535,736 10,270,800 10,383,620 1.1

 

Top 10 Most Populous States: 2018

Rank Name 2010 2017 2018
1 California 37,254,523 39,399,349 39,557,045
2 Texas 25,146,114 28,322,717 28,701,845
3 Florida 18,804,580 20,976,812 21,299,325
4 New York 19,378,124 19,590,719 19,542,209
5 Pennsylvania 12,702,873 12,790,447 12,807,060
6 Illinois 12,831,572 12,786,196 12,741,080
7 Ohio 11,536,757 11,664,129 11,689,442
8 Georgia 9,688,709 10,413,055 10,519,475
9 North Carolina 9,535,736 10,270,800 10,383,620
10 Michigan 9,884,117 9,976,447 9,995,915

 

 

Population Change for States (and Puerto Rico) From April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018

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