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Southern states grew the fastest in 2022, census data show

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) — While the Northeast and Midwest are losing residents, southern states will grow by more than 1.3 million people in 2022, according to data from the US Census Bureau.

Southern states as a whole grew by 1.1%, mainly due to internal and international migration. The birth rate, which exceeded the death rate, was a much smaller part of the population growth of the region.

Meanwhile, the Northeastern states, with a population of about 219,000, and the Midwest lost about 49,000. The decline in both areas is due to people moving to other parts of the country, census data show.

The only other region that gained residents was the West, but regional growth was much smaller. According to census data, the number of residents of western states increased by 0.2% by 153,601 people.

The top 10 states that grew the most (percentage):

  1. Florida (1.9%)
  2. Idaho (1.8%)
  3. South Carolina (1.7%)
  4. Texas (1.6%)
  5. South Dakota (1.5%)
  6. Montana (1.5%)
  7. Delaware (1.4%)
  8. Arizona (1.3%)
  9. North Carolina (1.3%)
  10. Utah (1.2%)

New York, Illinois, Louisiana, West Virginia and Hawaii saw the largest percentage declines in 2022, according to the data. No state declined by more than 1 percentage point.

The 10 states with the biggest declines (percentages):

  1. New York (-0.9%)
  2. Illinois (-0.8%)
  3. Louisiana (-0.8%)
  4. West Virginia (-0.6%)
  5. Hawaii (-0.5%)
  6. Oregon (-0.4%)
  7. Mississippi (-0.3%)
  8. Pennsylvania (-0.3%)
  9. Rhode Island (-0.3%)
  10. California (-0.3%)

The data shows that the US population will grow by 1,256,003 people in 2022, or 0.4%. According to the census, in 2022 population growth returned to the pandemic.

“Last year saw a significant spike in population growth compared to last year’s historically low growth,” said Christy Wilder, a demographer with the Census Bureau. statement. “Behind this growth is a recovery in net international migration combined with the largest year-over-year increase in total births since 2007.”

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Southern states grew the fastest in 2022, census data show

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) — While the Northeast and Midwest are losing residents, southern states will grow by more than 1.3 million people in 2022, according to data from the US Census Bureau.

Southern states as a whole grew by 1.1%, mainly due to internal and international migration. The birth rate, which exceeded the death rate, was a much smaller part of the population growth of the region.

Meanwhile, the Northeastern states, with a population of about 219,000, and the Midwest lost about 49,000. The decline in both areas is due to people moving to other parts of the country, census data show.

The only other region that gained residents was the West, but regional growth was much smaller. According to census data, the number of residents of western states increased by 0.2% by 153,601 people.

The top 10 states that grew the most (percentage):

  1. Florida (1.9%)
  2. Idaho (1.8%)
  3. South Carolina (1.7%)
  4. Texas (1.6%)
  5. South Dakota (1.5%)
  6. Montana (1.5%)
  7. Delaware (1.4%)
  8. Arizona (1.3%)
  9. North Carolina (1.3%)
  10. Utah (1.2%)

New York, Illinois, Louisiana, West Virginia and Hawaii saw the largest percentage declines in 2022, according to the data. No state declined by more than 1 percentage point.

The 10 states with the biggest declines (percentages):

  1. New York (-0.9%)
  2. Illinois (-0.8%)
  3. Louisiana (-0.8%)
  4. West Virginia (-0.6%)
  5. Hawaii (-0.5%)
  6. Oregon (-0.4%)
  7. Mississippi (-0.3%)
  8. Pennsylvania (-0.3%)
  9. Rhode Island (-0.3%)
  10. California (-0.3%)

The data shows that the US population will grow by 1,256,003 people in 2022, or 0.4%. According to the census, in 2022 population growth returned to the pandemic.

“Last year saw a significant spike in population growth compared to last year’s historically low growth,” said Christy Wilder, a demographer with the Census Bureau. statement. “Behind this growth is a recovery in net international migration combined with the largest year-over-year increase in total births since 2007.”

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