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.
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
Top 10 Most Populous States: 2018