Pop Estimates

U.S. State Population Changes for 2010 to 2011

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released its 2011 population estimates for the nation and states. The U.S. population increased 2.8 million individuals (.9%) with Texas’ gaining approximately 18.6% of the total country’s growth. Furthermore, Texas was first in percentage of population growth for the states with an increase of 2.1% (529,120 persons) from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011. Second place was Utah with 1.9% growth (53,337 persons).  Texas and Utah was followed by Alaska (1.8% – 12,487 persons), Colorado (1.7% – 87,600 persons), and North Dakota (1.7% – 11,341 persons) to round out the top five.

The 2011 ranking of population estimates did not change from the ranking of 2010. California, Texas, New York, Florida, and Illinois continued to make up the top five most populated states.

Rhode Island, Michigan, and Maine were the only states that loss population during this span of time. Maine remained relatively stable with only the loss of 173 persons.

California, although not in the top ten for percent increase, remains in the top slot for the most populated state and the only state above 30 million (37 million). However, if the growth rate of Texas continues, its population will come close to 30 million persons by the next decade.

 

States Population Change from 2010 to 2011

State

Pop
April 1, 2010

Pop
July 1, 2011

2010-11
Chg

2010-11
Chg%

Rank
Pop10

Rank
Pop11

Rank
Pop Chg

Rank
Pop Chg%

Texas

25,145,561

25,674,681

529,120

2.1

2

2

1

1

Utah

2,763,885

2,817,222

53,337

1.9

34

34

14

2

Alaska

710,231

722,718

12,487

1.8

47

47

36

3

Colorado

5,029,196

5,116,796

87,600

1.7

22

22

9

4

North Dakota

672,591

683,932

11,341

1.7

48

48

37

5

Washington

6,724,540

6,830,038

105,498

1.6

13

13

6

6

Arizona

6,392,013

6,482,505

90,492

1.4

16

16

8

7

Florida

18,801,311

19,057,542

256,231

1.4

4

4

3

8

Georgia

9,687,660

9,815,210

127,550

1.3

9

9

4

9

North Carolina

9,535,475

9,656,401

120,926

1.3

10

10

5

10

South Dakota

814,180

824,082

9,902

1.2

46

46

39

11

Virginia

8,001,030

8,096,604

95,574

1.2

12

12

7

12

California

37,253,956

37,691,912

437,956

1.2

1

1

2

13

South Carolina

4,625,364

4,679,230

53,866

1.2

24

24

13

14

New Mexico

2,059,180

2,082,224

23,044

1.1

36

36

26

15

Idaho

1,567,582

1,584,985

17,403

1.1

39

39

32

16

Oklahoma

3,751,354

3,791,508

40,154

1.1

28

28

19

17

Hawaii

1,360,301

1,374,810

14,509

1.1

40

40

35

18

Oregon

3,831,074

3,871,859

40,785

1.1

27

27

17

19

Delaware

897,934

907,135

9,201

1.0

45

45

40

20

Maryland

5,773,552

5,828,289

54,737

0.9

19

19

12

21

Louisiana

4,533,372

4,574,836

41,464

0.9

25

25

15

22

Tennessee

6,346,110

6,403,353

57,243

0.9

17

17

11

23

Nebraska

1,826,341

1,842,641

16,300

0.9

38

38

33

24

Montana

989,415

998,199

8,784

0.9

44

44

41

25

Nevada

2,700,551

2,723,322

22,771

0.8

35

35

28

26

Wyoming

563,626

568,158

4,532

0.8

50

50

44

27

Minnesota

5,303,925

5,344,861

40,936

0.8

21

21

16

28

Arkansas

2,915,921

2,937,979

22,058

0.8

32

32

29

29

Kentucky

4,339,362

4,369,356

29,994

0.7

26

26

23

30

Kansas

2,853,118

2,871,238

18,120

0.6

33

33

31

31

Massachusetts

6,547,629

6,587,536

39,907

0.6

14

14

20

32

Iowa

3,046,350

3,062,309

15,959

0.5

30

30

34

33

Indiana

6,483,800

6,516,922

33,122

0.5

15

15

22

34

Alabama

4,779,735

4,802,740

23,005

0.5

23

23

27

35

New York

19,378,104

19,465,197

87,093

0.4

3

3

10

36

Wisconsin

5,686,986

5,711,767

24,781

0.4

20

20

25

37

Mississippi

2,967,297

2,978,512

11,215

0.4

31

31

38

38

Missouri

5,988,927

6,010,688

21,761

0.4

18

18

30

39

New Jersey

8,791,894

8,821,155

29,261

0.3

11

11

24

40

Pennsylvania

12,702,379

12,742,886

40,507

0.3

6

6

18

41

Illinois

12,830,632

12,869,257

38,625

0.3

5

5

21

42

Connecticut

3,574,097

3,580,709

6,612

0.2

29

29

43

43

New Hampshire

1,316,472

1,318,194

1,722

0.1

42

42

46

44

West Virginia

1,852,996

1,855,364

2,368

0.1

37

37

45

45

Vermont

625,741

626,431

690

0.1

49

49

47

46

Ohio

11,536,502

11,544,951

8,449

0.1

7

7

42

47

Maine

1,328,361

1,328,188

-173

-

41

41

48

48

Michigan

9,883,635

9,876,187

-7,448

-0.1

8

8

50

49

Rhode Island

1,052,567

1,051,302

-1,265

-0.1

43

43

49

50

Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2010 Census/2011 Population Estimates

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