Fastest Growing States 2020

Between July of 2017 and July of 2018, the population of the United States grew by 0.6% overall, bringing the total count to over 327 million people. Some states saw significant increases in population numbers that contributed to this overall growth. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the top fastest-growing states during this period were Nevada and Idaho.

Both Nevada and Idaho saw their populations rise by 2.1% from July 2017 to July 2018. During this period, Nevada’s population rose to 3.03 million, while Idaho now has 1.75 million people living within its borders.

Utah didn’t fall too far behind, posting growth of 1.9%, bringing its population to 3.16 million. The fourth fastest-growing state was reported to be Arizona. This state’s population grew to 7.17 million – an increase of 1.7%.

The top 10 fastest-growing states based on the data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau are:

The U.S. Census Bureau data show that the most significant population growth occurred throughout the South and West regions of the U.S. Each region recorded an increase of 0.9% during the same period. However, not all states in these regions saw growth. Some states – including Hawaii, Louisiana, and Mississippi – saw their numbers decline. In total, nine states saw a loss in population. This is primarily due to fewer births, more deaths, and no growth from domestic or international migration.

State 2020 Growth Growth Since 2010 2020 Pop.
Idaho4.10%16.26%1,826,156
Utah3.83%18.26%3,282,115
Washington3.47%15.63%7,797,095
Nevada3.47%16.18%3,139,658
Florida3.26%16.70%21,992,985
Arizona2.88%15.15%7,378,494
Texas2.68%16.76%29,472,295
Oregon2.63%12.08%4,301,089
Colorado2.63%15.79%5,845,526
District of Columbia2.60%19.11%720,687
South Carolina2.48%12.39%5,210,095
South Dakota2.36%10.64%903,027
Montana2.30%9.69%1,086,759
North Carolina2.20%10.84%10,611,862
Georgia2.06%10.55%10,736,059
Tennessee1.88%8.53%6,897,576
Delaware1.63%9.26%982,895
Minnesota1.59%7.34%5,700,671
Virginia1.27%7.51%8,626,207
Nebraska1.21%6.72%1,952,570
New Hampshire1.09%4.14%1,371,246
Massachusetts1.08%6.25%6,976,597
California0.96%7.01%39,937,489
Arkansas0.84%4.00%3,038,999
Indiana0.80%3.93%6,745,354
Iowa0.75%4.23%3,179,849
Kentucky0.70%3.48%4,499,692
Missouri0.70%2.89%6,169,270
Maryland0.67%5.09%6,083,116
Wisconsin0.66%2.83%5,851,754
Maine0.55%1.37%1,345,790
Ohio0.50%1.81%11,747,694
Michigan0.49%1.70%10,045,029
Alabama0.42%2.57%4,908,621
New Jersey0.31%1.56%8,936,574
Oklahoma0.30%5.19%3,954,821
Vermont0.28%0.35%628,061
North Dakota0.22%12.90%761,723
Pennsylvania0.11%0.86%12,820,878
Mississippi0.09%0.63%2,989,260
New Mexico0.06%1.55%2,096,640
Kansas-0.04%1.82%2,910,357
Rhode Island-0.11%0.21%1,056,161
Connecticut-0.27%-0.45%3,563,077
Louisiana-0.32%2.21%4,645,184
Alaska-0.47%2.81%734,002
New York-0.52%0.21%19,440,469
Hawaii-0.55%3.57%1,412,687
Illinois-0.64%-1.41%12,659,682
West Virginia-1.54%-4.11%1,778,070
Wyoming-1.85%0.45%567,025