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Trends for population growth and races for the different states within the USA.

Population within the United States has been growing at various rates for different time periods depending on the particular state for a variety of reasons. Listed below is a population map and bar chart for July 1, 2011. The chart below shows the population for each state as of July 1, 2000 and July 1, 2011 for comparisons of growth for the different states. The state with the largest population is California, however over that 11 year time period Texas experienced the greatest growth in shear numbers of people living in the United States with a growth of 4,728,718 persons. By clicking on the state you will find a graphs showing trends of population growth and the United States for the years from 2000 to 2012.

United States Map for Horse Racing Tracks Washington Population 6,830,038 Idaho Population 1,584,985 Oregon Population 3,871,859 California Population 37,691,912 Arizona Population 6,482,505 New Mexico Population 2,082,224 Nevada Population 2,723,322 Wyoming Population 568,158 Colorado Population 5,116,796 Utah Population 2,817,222 Montana Population 998,199 North Dakota Population 683,932 South Dakota Population 824,082 Nebraska Population 1,842,641 Kansas Population 2,871,238 Oklahoma Population 3,791,508 Arkansas Population 2,937,979 Texas Population 25,674,681 Louisiana Population 4,574,836 Missouri Population 6,010,688 Iowa Population 3,062,309 Minnesota Population 5,344,861 Wisconsin Population 5,711,767 Illinois Population 12,869,257 Michigan Population 9,876,187 Michigan Population 9,876,187 Indiana Population 6,516,922 Ohio Population 11,544,951 Kentucky Population 4,369,356 Tennessee Population 6,403,353 Mississippi Population 2,978,512 Alabama Population 4,802,740 Georgia Population 9,815,210 North Carolina Population 9,656,401 South Carolina Population 4,679,230 Virginia Population 8,096,604 Florida Population 19,057,542 West Virginia Population 1,855,364 Hawaii Population 1,374,810 Alaska Polulation 722,718 Pennsylvania Population 12,742,886 Maryland Population 5,828,289 Delaware New Jersey Population 8,821,155 New York Population 19,465,197 Vermont Population 626,431 New Hampshire Population 1,318,194 Massachusetts Population 6,587,536 Rhode Island Population 1,051,302 Connecticut Population 3,580,709 Maine Population 1,328,188
State populations for years 2000 and 2011, in alphabetical order. Percentage growth is shown to the right of the table.
Population by State from July 1, 2000 to July 1, 2011
State
Population
July 1, 2000
Population
July 1, 2011
Growth from 2000 - 2011
% Growth from 2000 - 2011
United States
282,171,957
311,591,917
29,425,405
10.43
Alabama
4,451,849
4,802,740
350,891
7.88
Alaska
627,499
722,718
95,219
15.17
Arizona
5,166,697
6,482,505
1,315,808
25.47
Arkansas
2,678,288
2,937,979
259,691
9.70
California
33,994,571
37,691,912
3,697,341
10.88
Colorado
4,328,070
5,116,796
788,726
18.22
Connecticut
3,411,726
3,580,709
168,983
4.95
Delaware
786,411
907,135
120,724
15.35
District of Columbia
571,744
617,996
46,252
8.09
Florida
16,047,118
19,057,542
3,010,424
18.76
Georgia
8,230,161
9,815,210
1,585,049
19.26
Hawaii
1,211,566
1,374,810
163,244
13.47
Idaho
1,299,551
1,584,985
285,434
21.96
Illinois
12,437,645
12,869,257
431,612
3.47
Indiana
6,091,649
6,516,922
425,273
6.98
Iowa
2,928,184
3,062,309
134,125
4.58
Kansas
2,692,810
2,871,238
178,428
6.63
Kentucky
4,048,903
4,369,356
320,453
7.91
Louisiana
4,468,979
4,574,836
105,857
2.37
Maine
1,277,211
1,328,188
50,977
3.99
Maryland
5,310,579
5,828,289
517,710
9.75
Massachusetts
6,363,015
6,587,536
224,521
3.53
Michigan
9,955,308
9,876,187
(79,121)
-0.79
Minnesota
4,933,958
5,344,861
410,903
8.33
Mississippi
2,848,310
2,978,512
130,202
4.57
Missouri
5,606,065
6,010,688
404,623
7.22
Montana
903,293
998,199
94,906
10.51
Nebraska
1,713,345
1,842,641
129,296
7.55
Nevada
2,018,211
2,723,322
705,111
34.94
New Hampshire
1,240,446
1,318,194
77,748
6.27
New Jersey
8,430,921
8,821,155
390,234
4.63
New Mexico
1,820,813
2,082,224
261,411
14.36
New York
18,998,044
19,465,197
467,153
2.46
North Carolina
8,079,383
9,656,401
1,577,018
19.52
North Dakota
641,200
683,932
42,732
6.66
Ohio
11,363,844
11,544,951
181,107
1.59
Oklahoma
3,453,943
3,791,508
337,565
9.77
Oregon
3,430,891
3,871,859
440,968
12.85
Pennsylvania
12,285,504
12,742,886
457,382
3.72
Rhode Island
1,050,736
1,051,302
566
0.05
South Carolina
4,023,570
4,679,230
655,660
16.30
South Dakota
755,694
824,082
68,388
9.05
Tennessee
5,703,243
6,403,353
700,110
12.28
Texas
20,945,963
25,674,681
4,728,718
22.58
Utah
2,244,314
2,817,222
572,908
25.53
Vermont
609,903
626,431
16,528
2.71
Virginia
7,104,533
8,096,604
992,071
13.96
Washington
5,911,122
6,830,038
918,916
15.55
West Virginia
1,806,962
1,855,364
48,402
2.68
Wisconsin
5,374,254
5,711,767
337,513
6.28
Wyoming
493,958
568,158
74,200
15.02

The bar chart of states represents the order of greatest to least populated states. The chart also shows how close New York and Florida are for being the state with the 3rd largest population.

Population Bar Chart for Different States in the USA

 

The race percentages for United States has changed some from 2000 to 2012. The percentage of the white only population has decreased from 69.4 to 63.0. The percent of the black only population has only slightly increased from 12.2 to 12.8. The percent of population of hispanics has increased from 12.6% to 17.0% and other/mixed races have increased from 5.8% to 7.2%.

Population by Race for the United States
Race
July 1, 2000
% of Total
July 1, 2012
% of Total
White
195,701,752
69.4
202,988,134
63.0
Black
34,405,800
12.2
41,312,371
12.8
Hispanic / Mixed
35,661,885
12.6
54,746,061
17.0
Other / Mixed
16,392,974
5.8
23,120,578
7.2
Total Races & Hispanic*
282,162,411**
322,167,144**

 

*Hispanics are technically not considered a race but rather an ethnicity.
**Note the slight difference of the population used in the race chart from population chart above. Totals were estimates from U.S. Census bureau and they had the discrepancy.

United States population by race for 2000
 

References:

Population Estimates, 2013, United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/popest/data/historical/2010s/index.html

List of U.S. states and territories by population, 2013, Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_population

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