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South Region Has the Most States: 16 (and District of Columbia)

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ALABAMA: 2020 Census
The Yellowhammer State’s population increased 5.1% to 5,024,279 from 2010 to 2020.
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ARKANSAS: 2020 Census
The Natural State’s population grew 3.3% to 3,011,524 from 2010 to 2020.
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DELAWARE: 2020 Census
The population of The First State increased 10.2% to 989,948 from 2010 to 2020.
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The Nation’s Capital joined 13 states with the biggest growth spurts from 2010 to 2020, with its population jumping 14.6% to nearly 690,000.
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FLORIDA: 2020 Census
The Sunshine State’s 14.6% population growth from 2010 to 2020 pushed it past New York as the nation’s third most populous state.
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GEORGIA: 2020 Census
The Peach State, with a 2020 population of 10,711,908, added 1,024,255 people last decade, making it one of five states with the largest numeric increases.
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KENTUCKY: 2020 Census
The Bluegrass State added 166,469 people since 2010, a 3.8% increase to 4,505,836.
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LOUISIANA: 2020 Census
The population of the Pelican State increased 2.7% to 4,657,757 from 2010 to 2020.
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MARYLAND: 2020 Census
The Old Line State added more than 400,000 people from 2010 to 2020, raising its population to 6,177,224.
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MISSISSIPPI: 2020 Census
The Magnolia State’s population declined 0.2% from 2010 to 2020 to 2,961,279.
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Population of the Old North State grew 9.5% to 10,439,388 from 2010 to 2020.
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OKLAHOMA: 2020 Census
The Sooner State was home to 3,959,353 people in 2020, up 5.5% from 2010.
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The Palmetto State population grew 10.7% to 5,118,425 from 2010 to 2020.
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TENNESSEE: 2020 Census
The Volunteer State’s population increased 8.9% from 2010 to 2020, to 6,910,840.
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TEXAS: 2020 Census
The Lone Star State, the nation’s second-most populous after California, grew 15.9% to 29,145,505 from 2010 to 2020.
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VIRGINIA: 2020 Census
The Old Dominion State’s population grew 7.9% to 8,631,393 from 2010 to 2020.
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WEST VIRGINIA: 2020 Census
The Mountain State was among three states and Puerto Rico that lost population, a 3.2% decline to 1,793,716 from 2010 to 2020.
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