2010 Census: Texas’ population growth is highest
California remained the most populous state, but Texas saw the greatest increase in population over the past decade, according to the initial data from the 2010 U.S. Census. The U.S. Census Bureau delivered the data to President Obama on Dec. 21, and it will be used as states reapportion their voting districts.
The census showed the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2010, was 308,745,538, an increase of 9.7 percent over the 2000 U.S. resident population of 281,421,906. California’s population was 37,253,956, while the least populous state was Wyoming with 563,626 residents. Fastest-growing Texas gained 4,293,741 over the last decade for a total of 25,145,561, but Nevada gained the most as a percentage of its 2000 Census count, up 35.1 percent to 2,700,551. Regionally, the South and the West picked up the bulk of the population increase, 14,318,924 and 8,747,621, respectively. But the Northeast and the Midwest also grew: 1,722,862 and 2,534,225.
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