Idaho the fastest-growing state by population, US Census Bureau estimates

Adjust Comment Print

Between July 2016 and July 2017, Idaho's population increased 2.2 percent to a total of 1.7 million residents.

The agency says that's about 37,000 more people living in the state.

NY state had a slight population increase, adding 13,113 new residents, which is about how many people live in Schodack, to reach 19,849,399, according to U.S. Census Bureau's latest state and national population estimates released Wednesday.

"Domestic migration drove change in the two fastest-growing states, Idaho and Nevada, while an excess of births over deaths played a major part in the growth of the third fastest-growing state, Utah", said the Census Bureau's Luke Rogers, Chief of the Population Estimates Branch, in a release. That's an increase of 0.7 percent. Illinois' population is at 12,802,023.

More news: Ohio State loses 4-star QB commit Emory Jones to Florida
More news: Rental cars becoming sparse at Atlanta airport following outage
More news: Fake Cuphead game was briefly available on the App Store for $5

The U.S. population grew by 2.3 million to 325.7 million, a less than 1 percent jump in population.

Between July 2016 and July 2017, 399,734 new Texans were welcomed. The previous year, Idaho grew by 1.4 percent. Three states that had been losing population in the previous year, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Vermont, saw slight increases.

Following Idaho in the top 10 were Nevada (2.0 percent), Utah (1.9), Washington (1.7), Florida and Arizona (tied at 1.6) and Colorado, Texas, District of Columbia and OR (tied at 1.4). But the Census Bureau's population estimates did not account for the hurricanes in August and September that hit the Gulf states and Puerto Rico. The once-a-decade reapportionment won't happen until after the official American head count done in 2020, so nothing is certain.

Comments