Census Bureau Projects U.S. Population of 317.3 Million on New Year’s Day; West Virginia, Maine Lose Population; NY Remains 3rd Most Populous State, But Florida's Moving Up to Take Over That Spot

By David M. Kinchen
Census Bureau Projects U.S. Population of 317.3 Million on New Year’s Day; West Virginia, Maine Lose Population; NY Remains 3rd Most Populous State, But Florida's Moving Up to Take Over That Spot

The U.S. Census Bureau on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 projected that on Jan. 1, 2014, the United States population will be 317,297,938. This represents an increase of 2,218,622, or 0.7 percent, from New Year’s Day 2013, one of the lowest growth rates in seven decades. Link to Census Bureau release: www.census.gov/popest/?eml=gd&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 

A story in the New York Times:  www.nytimes.com/2013/12/31/us/us-population-rises-just-0-72-percent-census-bureau-finds.html?_r=0' said:

 

"The largest population increases over the year were in Texas (387,397 people), California (332,643) and Florida (232,111). New York, which added 75,002 people, ranked ninth. California [the most populous state] this year became the first state to top 38 million residents, with a population of 38,332,521.

"Two small states, Maine and West Virginia, lost population over the year. And Puerto Rico lost about 1 percent of its residents.

"In percentages, the biggest gainer was North Dakota, which grew by 3.14 percent because of the oil and gas boom."

Below are the estimates by states, including Puerto Rico, a commonwealth and DC -- "Taxation without representation":

  

 Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013  

Geographic Area,"April 1, 2010" Population Estimate (as of July 1) 

Census,Estimates Base,2010,2011,2012,2013

United States, 308,745,538 , 308,747,716 , 309,326,295","311,582,564","313,873,685","316,128,839"

Northeast,"55,317,240","55,317,261","55,376,322","55,598,499","55,771,792","55,943,073"

Midwest,"66,927,001","66,927,549","66,976,321","67,146,663","67,321,425","67,547,890"

South,"114,555,744","114,557,273","114,857,899","116,032,322","117,253,992","118,383,453"

West,"71,945,553","71,945,633","72,115,753","72,805,080","73,526,476","74,254,423"

.Alabama,"4,779,736","4,779,758","4,785,570","4,801,627","4,817,528","4,833,722"

.Alaska,"710,231","710,231","713,868","723,375","730,307","735,132"

.Arizona,"6,392,017","6,392,015","6,408,790","6,468,796","6,551,149","6,626,624"

.Arkansas,"2,915,918","2,915,916","2,922,280","2,938,506","2,949,828","2,959,373"

.California,"37,253,956","37,253,959","37,333,601","37,668,681","37,999,878","38,332,521"

.Colorado,"5,029,196","5,029,196","5,048,196","5,118,400","5,189,458","5,268,367"

.Connecticut,"3,574,097","3,574,097","3,579,210","3,588,948","3,591,765","3,596,080"

.Delaware,"897,934","897,936","899,711","907,985","917,053","925,749"

.District of Columbia,"601,723","601,767","605,125","619,624","633,427","646,449"

.Florida,"18,801,310","18,802,690","18,846,054","19,083,482","19,320,749","19,552,860"

.Georgia,"9,687,653","9,687,663","9,713,248","9,810,181","9,915,646","9,992,167"

.Hawaii,"1,360,301","1,360,301","1,363,731","1,376,897","1,390,090","1,404,054"

.Idaho,"1,567,582","1,567,652","1,570,718","1,583,930","1,595,590","1,612,136"

.Illinois,"12,830,632","12,830,632","12,839,695","12,855,970","12,868,192","12,882,135"

.Indiana,"6,483,802","6,483,797","6,489,965","6,516,336","6,537,782","6,570,902"

.Iowa,"3,046,355","3,046,857","3,050,314","3,064,102","3,075,039","3,090,416"

.Kansas,"2,853,118","2,853,116","2,858,910","2,869,548","2,885,398","2,893,957"

.Kentucky,"4,339,367","4,339,357","4,347,698","4,366,869","4,379,730","4,395,295"

.Louisiana,"4,533,372","4,533,372","4,545,392","4,575,197","4,602,134","4,625,470"

.Maine,"1,328,361","1,328,361","1,327,366","1,327,844","1,328,501","1,328,302"

.Maryland,"5,773,552","5,773,623","5,787,193","5,840,241","5,884,868","5,928,814"

.Massachusetts,"6,547,629","6,547,629","6,563,263","6,606,285","6,645,303","6,692,824"

.Michigan,"9,883,640","9,883,701","9,876,149","9,874,589","9,882,519","9,895,622"

.Minnesota,"5,303,925","5,303,925","5,310,337","5,347,108","5,379,646","5,420,380"

.Mississippi,"2,967,297","2,967,299","2,970,047","2,977,886","2,986,450","2,991,207"

.Missouri,"5,988,927","5,988,923","5,996,063","6,010,065","6,024,522","6,044,171"

.Montana,"989,415","989,417","990,527","997,600","1,005,494","1,015,165"

.Nebraska,"1,826,341","1,826,341","1,829,838","1,841,749","1,855,350","1,868,516"

.Nevada,"2,700,551","2,700,552","2,703,230","2,717,951","2,754,354","2,790,136"

.New Hampshire,"1,316,470","1,316,469","1,316,614","1,318,075","1,321,617","1,323,459"

.New Jersey,"8,791,894","8,791,909","8,802,707","8,836,639","8,867,749","8,899,339"

.New Mexico,"2,059,179","2,059,183","2,064,982","2,077,919","2,083,540","2,085,287"

.New York,"19,378,102","19,378,105","19,398,228","19,502,728","19,576,125","19,651,127"

.North Carolina,"9,535,483","9,535,471","9,559,533","9,651,377","9,748,364","9,848,060"

.North Dakota,"672,591","672,591","674,344","684,867","701,345","723,393"

.Ohio,"11,536,504","11,536,503","11,545,435","11,549,772","11,553,031","11,570,808"

.Oklahoma,"3,751,351","3,751,357","3,759,263","3,785,534","3,815,780","3,850,568"

.Oregon,"3,831,074","3,831,073","3,837,208","3,867,937","3,899,801","3,930,065"

.Pennsylvania,"12,702,379","12,702,379","12,710,472","12,741,310","12,764,475","12,773,801"

.Rhode Island,"1,052,567","1,052,567","1,052,669","1,050,350","1,050,304","1,051,511"

.South Carolina,"4,625,364","4,625,360","4,636,361","4,673,509","4,723,417","4,774,839"

.South Dakota,"814,180","814,180","816,211","823,772","834,047","844,877"

.Tennessee,"6,346,105","6,346,113","6,356,683","6,398,361","6,454,914","6,495,978"

.Texas,"25,145,561","25,145,561","25,245,178","25,640,909","26,060,796","26,448,193"

.Utah,"2,763,885","2,763,885","2,774,424","2,814,784","2,854,871","2,900,872"

.Vermont,"625,741","625,745","625,793","626,320","625,953","626,630"

.Virginia,"8,001,024","8,001,031","8,024,417","8,105,850","8,186,628","8,260,405"

.Washington,"6,724,540","6,724,543","6,742,256","6,821,481","6,895,318","6,971,406"

.West Virginia,"1,852,994","1,852,999","1,854,146","1,855,184","1,856,680","1,854,304"

.Wisconsin,"5,686,986","5,686,983","5,689,060","5,708,785","5,724,554","5,742,713"

.Wyoming,"563,626","563,626","564,222","567,329","576,626","582,658"

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Puerto Rico,"3,725,789","3,725,789","3,721,208","3,686,580","3,651,545","3,615,086"

"Note: The estimates are based on the 2010 Census and reflect changes to the April 1, 2010 population due to the Count Question Resolution program and geographic program revisions. See Geographic Terms and Definitions at http://www.census.gov/popest/about/geo/terms.html for a list of the states that are included in each region." 

  

In January 2014, one birth is expected to occur every 8 seconds in the United States and one death every 12 seconds.

The projected world population on Jan. 1, 2014, is 7,137,577,750, an increase of 77,630,563, or 1.1 percent from New Year’s Day 2013. In January 2014, 4.3 births and 1.8 deaths are expected worldwide every second. India added 15.6 million people over the one-year period, which led all countries, followed by China, Nigeria, Pakistan and Ethiopia.

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