Growth in U.S. Population Shows Early Indication of Recovery Amid COVID-19 Pandemic


Growing by 470,708 individuals since July 2021, Texas was the largest-gaining state within the nation, reaching a complete inhabitants of 30,029,572. By crossing the 30-million-population threshold this previous 12 months, Texas joins California as the one states with a resident inhabitants above 30 million. Progress in Texas final 12 months was fueled by good points from all three parts: web home migration (230,961), web worldwide migration (118,614), and pure enhance (118,159).

Florida was the fastest-growing state in 2022, with an annual inhabitants enhance of 1.9%, leading to a complete resident inhabitants of twenty-two,244,823.

“Whereas Florida has usually been among the many largest-gaining states,” Wilder famous, “this was the primary time since 1957 that Florida has been the state with the most important p.c enhance in inhabitants.”

It was additionally the second largest-gaining state behind Texas, with a rise of 416,754 residents. Internet migration was the most important contributing element of change to Florida’s development, including 444,484 residents. New York had the most important annual numeric and p.c inhabitants decline, reducing by 180,341 (-0.9%). Internet home migration (-299,557) was the most important contributing element to the state’s inhabitants decline.

Eighteen states skilled a inhabitants decline in 2022, in comparison with 15 and DC the prior 12 months. California, with a inhabitants of 39,029,342, and Illinois, with a inhabitants of 12,582,032, additionally had six-figure decreases in resident inhabitants. Each states’ declining populations had been largely attributable to web home outmigration, totaling 343,230 and 141,656, respectively. 


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