Idaho is Nation's Fastest-Growing State, Census Bureau Reports

Iowa's growth rate is at 0.47 percent.									Posted Dec. 20 2017 1:01 PM					Updated Dec. 20 2017 1:01 PM

Illinois, with a population of 12.8 million, had a decline in population of 33,700, which is more than any other state.

It showed Connecticut's population in 2017 is estimated at 3,588,184.

Iowa's population grew by half of one percent, ranking it 26th in the nation. That puts Texas at No. 7 in the top 10 states ranked by percentage growth.

The U.S. population grew by 2.3 million between July 1, 2016, and July 1, 2017, representing a 0.72 percent increase to 325.7 million.

The state has added almost 200,000 new residents since 2010, when its population was just over 1.5 million, the Idaho Statesman reported.

IL is no longer the fifth-largest state in the U.S., according to data released December 20 by the U.S. Census Bureau.

IL was among eight states that saw their population fall, and lost more people than the seven other states that dropped. In 2017, 38.0 percent of the nation's population lived in the South and 23.8 percent lived in the West.

North Carolina added another 116,730 people in the previous year - close to the entire population of Wilmington. The number of voting-age Americans grew to 252.1 million - a near 1 percent increase over the year. In 2016, the Lone Star State had 27.9 million people.

Idaho had the highest rate of growth, at 2.2 percent. The population exodus is likely much greater as the bureau's estimate doesn't account for the thousands of Puerto Ricans who left the island in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in September.

ME grew 4 percent, Rhode Island by 2 percent, and CT and Vermont basically broke even. IL had the largest numeric decline, losing 33,703 people (this was a relatively small percentage change compared to its population of 12.8 million). And that was enough to overtake IL as the fifth-largest state in the country.

However, net worldwide migration decreased 1.8 percent - the first drop since 2012 to 2013. Wyoming has around 579,000 individuals while the Land of Lincoln has more than 6.6 million.

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