These Are The 10 Fastest Growing States In America For 2019


We looked at changes in population since 2010 to determine which American states everyone wants to live in.

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In today’s America, people don’t stay in one place for too long.
Everyone thinks that they want to live in California. What with the beautiful beaches, weather, and people.

BUT, and there’s always a but, no one thinks of all the negatives when they dream of California. There are too many people already there, it’s insanely expensive, and the weather doesn’t actually impact your happiness all that much.

The result is that California places as the 17th fastest growing state in the country from 2013-2017, the most recent year for which data is available.

Here’s a look at the actual 10 fastest growing states in the Union for 2019:

  1. North Dakota (Photos)
  2. Texas (Photos)
  3. Utah (Photos)
  4. Colorado (Photos)
  5. Florida (Photos)
  6. Nevada (Photos)
  7. Washington (Photos)
  8. Arizona (Photos)
  9. South Carolina (Photos)
  10. Idaho (Photos)

For a full chart of every state, hop to the bottom.

Ahh, glorious North Dakota. Home to the most recent explosion of black gold since Texas (For the uninitiated, that’s a reference to the oil and natural gas found in North Dakota over the past several years with the advent of fracking). It has grown over 12% since 2010 to beat out Texas for the top spot.

But let’s say you’re not into long-term growth, instead, you want instant gratification. Who tops the chart then? Why that would be Utah, with a growth rate of over 2% in the most recent year — the only state to break that threshold.

Continue on to learn more about the fastest growings states or feel free to take a detour to the safest or best states in the country.

Or if you’re not moving an inch, check out:

How did we determined the fastest growing states of 2019?

The answer, quite simply, is math.

Magic right?

More specifically, we looked at the estimated population of each state from the 2010 Census and compared that against data from the most recent data estimates, 2013-2017.

We then did a little ((B-A) / A) * 100 (The percent change) for each of the states. Finally, we ranked them all from highest percent change to the lowest percent change for that 6 year time period.

We will be sure to update this article as the data becomes available.

Oh, and who’s bringing up the rear of the rankings? That would be West Virginia — where over 1% of the population has left this decade. That’s nearly 4x as many people as the next closest state — Vermont.

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1. North Dakota

North-Dakota|Nd, ND

Population Now: 745,475
Population 2010: 674,526
Absolute Change: 70,949
Percent Change: 10.5%

2. Texas

Texas|Tx, TX

Population Now: 27,419,612
Population 2010: 25,244,310
Absolute Change: 2,175,302
Percent Change: 8.6%

3. Utah

Utah|Ut, UT

Population Now: 2,993,941
Population 2010: 2,775,326
Absolute Change: 218,615
Percent Change: 7.9%

4. Colorado

Colorado|Co, CO

Population Now: 5,436,519
Population 2010: 5,048,644
Absolute Change: 387,875
Percent Change: 7.7%

5. Florida

Florida|Fl, FL

Population Now: 20,278,447
Population 2010: 18,849,098
Absolute Change: 1,429,349
Percent Change: 7.6%

6. Nevada

Nevada|Nv, NV

Population Now: 2,887,725
Population 2010: 2,703,284
Absolute Change: 184,441
Percent Change: 6.8%

7. Washington

Washington|Wa, WA

Population Now: 7,169,967
Population 2010: 6,743,226
Absolute Change: 426,741
Percent Change: 6.3%

8. Arizona

Arizona|Az, AZ

Population Now: 6,809,946
Population 2010: 6,408,312
Absolute Change: 401,634
Percent Change: 6.3%

9. South Carolina

South-Carolina|Sc, SC

Source: Public domain

Population Now: 4,893,444
Population 2010: 4,635,943
Absolute Change: 257,501
Percent Change: 5.6%

10. Idaho

Idaho|Id, ID

Population Now: 1,657,375
Population 2010: 1,571,010
Absolute Change: 86,365
Percent Change: 5.5%

There You Have It — The States Everyone Is Moving To For 2019

After measuring the percentage change in population since the begining of the decade, these states came out on top with North Dakota as being the state that everone wants to call home.

Here’s a quick look at the bottom of the list:

  1. West Virginia
  2. Vermont
  3. Illinois

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing States In America For 2019

Rank State Population Now Population 2010
1 North Dakota 745,475 674,526
2 Texas 27,419,612 25,244,310
3 Utah 2,993,941 2,775,326
4 Colorado 5,436,519 5,048,644
5 Florida 20,278,447 18,849,098
6 Nevada 2,887,725 2,703,284
7 Washington 7,169,967 6,743,226
8 Arizona 6,809,946 6,408,312
9 South Carolina 4,893,444 4,635,943
10 Idaho 1,657,375 1,571,010
11 North Carolina 10,052,564 9,558,915
12 Georgia 10,201,635 9,713,521
13 Delaware 943,732 899,816
14 Oregon 4,025,127 3,838,048
15 South Dakota 855,444 816,325
16 California 38,982,847 37,332,685
17 Virginia 8,365,952 8,025,773
18 Hawaii 1,421,658 1,363,945
19 Montana 1,029,862 990,641
20 Tennessee 6,597,381 6,356,671
21 Oklahoma 3,896,251 3,759,603
22 Maryland 5,996,079 5,788,584
23 Nebraska 1,893,921 1,830,051
24 Alaska 738,565 714,031
25 Massachusetts 6,789,319 6,565,524
26 Minnesota 5,490,726 5,311,147
27 Wyoming 583,200 564,513
28 Louisiana 4,663,461 4,544,996
29 Iowa 3,118,102 3,050,738
30 New York 19,798,228 19,402,640
31 Arkansas 2,977,944 2,921,995
32 Indiana 6,614,418 6,490,528
33 New Jersey 8,960,161 8,803,729
34 Kentucky 4,424,376 4,348,662
35 Kansas 2,903,820 2,858,850
36 Alabama 4,850,771 4,785,492
37 Missouri 6,075,300 5,996,118
38 Wisconsin 5,763,217 5,690,263
39 New Hampshire 1,331,848 1,316,872
40 New Mexico 2,084,828 2,064,756
41 Pennsylvania 12,790,505 12,712,343
42 Ohio 11,609,756 11,540,983
43 Mississippi 2,986,220 2,970,322
44 Michigan 9,925,568 9,877,495
45 Connecticut 3,594,478 3,579,899
46 Rhode Island 1,056,138 1,053,337
47 Maine 1,330,158 1,327,730
48 Illinois 12,854,526 12,841,578
49 Vermont 624,636 625,982
50 West Virginia 1,836,843 1,854,230

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