Idaho tops list of fastest-growing states

Idaho tops list of fastest-growing states

Connecticut's population had a slight gain in population with 499 new residents calling the Constitution State home.

IL is no longer the fifth-largest state in the U.S., according to data released December 20 by the U.S. Census Bureau. Its population increased 2.2 percent to 1.7 million from July 1, 2016, to July 1, 2017.

The south and west regions of America also continue to lead in population growth. In 2017, 38.0 percent of the nation's population lived in the South and 23.8 percent lived in the West.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rhode Island came within 200 people of losing one of its two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. He says migration normally follows employment changes, so the population decrease in light of the mineral industry's decline is not surprising. In one year, between 2015 and 2016, Connecticut's population dropped by 14,434. The Census has numbered Pennsylvania's population at 12,805,537. The number of voting-age Americans grew to 252.1 million - a near 1 percent increase over the year.

Meanwhile, in neighboring states such as Idaho, Colorado and Utah, the labor market continued to expand, which drew a number of people away from Wyoming.

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Utah (1.9%) and Washington (1.7%) and western states accounted for seven of the 10 states to see the biggest growth in terms of percentage of population between July 2016 and July 2017, according to the data.

IL and West Virginia were the main two expresses whose populace in numbers saw a decrease, yet Wyoming had the biggest plunge in populace by 1 percent.

Population growth in CT and Fairfield County is sluggish, but some communities - Stamford, Shelton and Danbury - are enjoying a growth spurt, according to census figures released earlier this year. It's a.72 percent growth nationwide.

ME grew 4 percent, Rhode Island by 2 percent, and CT and Vermont basically broke even. The quantity of voting-age Americans developed to 252.1 million - an nearly 1 percent expansion throughout the year. In 2010, the state's population was 25.1 million. It increased its population by 2.2 percent, which took just under 37,000 new residents to accomplish.

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