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A Decade of State Population Change

January 10, 2013

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This detailed look at annual percentage change in state population over the last decade shows variation in growth patterns. In recent years, North Dakota, and the District of Columbia have had the highest growth rates, in percentage terms, in the country. States such as Nevada and Arizona, fast-growers a decade ago, have had some moderation in their growth rates but the states continue to increase in population.

SOURCE: Population Division, Vintage 2012 Population Estimates and 2000-2010 Intercensal Population Estimates
NOTE: Calculations are based on estimates of the resident population as of July 1st in each year. Rounded values are shown on graphs.

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