The Census Bureau recently released the latest year changes in U.S. state resident population counts. Below are the key findings:

  • U.S. latest 10-year annual average population change = +0.65%. 
  • U.S. population change July 1, 2019 to July 1, 2020 = +0.35%.
  • The Top 10 fastest annual average (2010 to 2020) rates of population advance have occurred in:
    District of Columbia, +1.78%;
    Utah, 1.71%;
    Idaho and Texas, each +1.63%;
    Nevada, +1.61%
    Arizona, +1.58%;
    Florida, +1.53%;
    Colorado, +1.51%;
    Washington State, +1.41%; and
    North Dakota, +1.34%.
  • A decline in population has been underway in New York for the past five years.
  • Illinois has been experiencing population shrinkage for the past seven years.
  • The latest year (July 1, 2019 to July 1, 2020) is the first time California has recorded a drop in population.

Table 1: Latest Year Changes in U.S. State Resident Counts
July 1, 2019 to July 1, 2020

Data source: U.S. Census Bureau.
Table: ConstructConnect.

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