Texas added more people in the past year than any other state, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. However, roughly 8,300 more people left Wyoming than moved into the state.
Different states in the West - Nevada, Utah and Washington - saw comparative rate increments in their populace. It increased its population by 2.2 percent, which took just under 37,000 new residents to accomplish.
Overall, the US population grew by 0.7 percent from July 1, 2016, to July 1, 2017 - to 325.7 million people.
South Carolina's population is officially over five million and now the 10th fastest-growing in the country, according to the latest census numbers.
According to data released December 20 by the U.S. Census Bureau, Pennsylvania jumped over IL to secure the spot as the fifth-largest state in the country.
"Household relocation drove change in the two quickest developing states, Idaho and Nevada, while an abundance of births over passings had a noteworthy impact in the development of the third quickest developing state, Utah", Luke Rogers, head of the Population Estimates Branch, said in an official statement.
Illinois' population loss was the worst in the country on a numerical basis, and on a percentage basis it was second from the bottom, with only West Virginia faring worse. Its population increased 2.2 percent to 1.7 million from July 1, 2016, to July 1, 2017.
Danbury's population of 84,922 people posted the fastest growth, gaining 335 residents between 2015 and 2016, and growing by 5.1 percent since 2010.
Eight states lost population between July 1, 2016, and July 1, 2017.
ME grew 4 percent, Rhode Island by 2 percent, and CT and Vermont basically broke even. Net worldwide migration decreased 1.8% - the first drop since 2012 to 2013. The decrease was a tiny fraction of Illinois' total population of just over 12.8 million. Wyoming has around 579,000 individuals while the Land of Lincoln has more than 6.6 million.