Here are the fastest growing and shrinking states in the US


Utah is growing quickly, while West Virginia is losing people.

The US Census Bureau recently released its population estimates for each of the 50 states and Washington, DC for 2016, and how populations changed between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016.

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Most states added population, from some combination of net births minus deaths, international migration, and domestic migration. Eight states — West Virginia, Illinois, Vermont, Connecticut, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and New York — saw a net loss of population over the year.

See the 10 fastest-growing states by population growth rate:

Here's every state's percent population growth rate:

state population change 2016 map
state population change 2016 map

Business Insider/Andy Kiersz, data from US Census Bureau

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