Pennsylvania Is Now Fifth-Largest State In Nation

The agency says that's about 37,000 more people living in the state.

However, net global migration decreased 1.8 percent - the first drop since 2012 to 2013.

On the bright side, IL has seen an increased racial, ethnic and gender diversity in the state's work-aged population. That would be Idaho, which is now home to 1.7 million people and grew 2.2 percent during the past year.

The U.S. population was estimated at 325.7 million for 2017, an increase of.7 percent over 2016.

NY remains the fourth most populous state after California, Texas and Florida.

More: The Census Bureau shows the fastest-growing cities in the US are. Trailing Idaho in percentage population growth were Nevada (2 percent growth); Utah (1.9 percent); Washington (1.7 percent); Arizona (1.6 percent); and Texas, Washington, D.C., Colorado and OR (1.4 percent each).

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Wyoming had the largest percentage decline among states, losing almost 5,600 resident or about 1% of the state's population.

And once again, Texas' population grew by the largest number of any state in the country, as it has for every year this decade. Florida comes in at number three, pushing NY down a peg to four when compared to counts from the 2010 Census.

Illinois, with a population of 12.8 million, had a decline in population of 33,700, which is more than any other state.

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania saw modest population growth of 18,400 people over the same time. IL had the largest numeric decline, losing 33,703 people (this was a relatively small percentage change compared to its population of 12.8 million).

The new estimates did not reflect the impact on Gulf state of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, which occurred in August and September, respectively.

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