From 2000 to 2010, population in the US grew by 27 million people or 9.7 percent. That’s an increase of just less than 1 percent per year.
- From 2000 to 2010, population in the US grew by 27 million people or 9.7 percent. That’s an increase of just less than 1 percent per year. Montana grew at a rate that was most similar to the US over the ten-year period.
- Twenty states grew at a rate faster than the US as a whole, at or above 1 percent per year. Nevada had the fastest growth rate, more than 3 percent per year and 35 percent over ten years. Four other states, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, and Texas, saw growth of 20 percent or more in the last ten years.
- While growth was less robust in some areas, only Puerto Rico and Michigan saw slight declines in population.
- If household formation is roughly constant, population growth translates into additional households. For a fuller discussion, read this commentary by NAR Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun.
- The Census Bureau is releasing information from the 2010 Census. In the tables below, the 2010 Population is shown along with population growth (since the 2000 Census), rank by population density, and population density. For more 2010 Census information, including local data on states as it is available, visit the Bureau’s website .
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