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10 Fastest-Growing US States

Utah's on top for percentage increase
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 26, 2016 4:28 PM CST
10 Fastest-Growing US States
A crowd listens to US Interior Secretary Sally Jewell during a public meeting in Bluff, Utah, in July.   (Scott Sommerdorf/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Compared to the 433,000 residents Texas added in 2016, 60,500 new Utahans might seem like nothing. But the figure was enough to push Utah to the top of the heap of the fastest-growing US states, based on percentage increases in population, per Census data. The top 10:

  1. Utah: 2.03%
  2. Nevada: 1.95%
  3. Idaho: 1.83%
  4. Florida: 1.82%
  5. Washington: 1.78%
  6. Oregon: 1.71%
  7. Colorado: 1.68%
  8. Arizona: 1.66%
  9. District of Columbia: 1.61%
  10. Texas: 1.58%
Click for the states with the greatest numeric growth, or see the fastest-growing US cities. (More Utah stories.)

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