Colorado’s population rose 1.4% from mid-2017 to mid-2018


Colorado’s population increased by 79,662, or 1.4 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Colorado was among 41 states that registered net increases in population over that yearlong time period.

Among that group, the state ranked seventh highest in population gains.

The fastest growing states included Nevada and Idaho (both at 2.1 percent). The jurisdiction with the biggest population decline was Puerto Rico (-3.9 percent).

“Many states have seen fewer births and more deaths in recent years,” Sandra Johnson, a demographer-statistician at the bureau, said in a prepared statement. “If those states are not gaining from either domestic or international migration, they will experience either low population growth or outright decline.”

Overall, the United States grew in population from July 2017 to July 2018 by 0.6 percent, reaching 327,167,434.

Latest population changes in the U.S.

Rank

State

July 1, 2017, population

July 1, 2018, population

Population change

% population change

1

Idaho

1,718,904

1,754,208

35,304

2.1

2

Nevada

2,972,405

3,034,392

61,987

2.1

3

Utah

3,103,118

3,161,105

57,987

1.9

4

Arizona

7,048,876

7,171,646

122,770

1.7

5

Florida

20,976,812

21,299,325

322,513

1.5

6

Washington

7,425,432

7,535,591

110,159

1.5

7

Colorado

5,615,902

5,695,564

79,662

1.4

8

South Carolina

5,021,219

5,084,127

62,908

1.3

9

Texas

28,322,717

28,701,845

379,128

1.3

10

Delaware

957,078

967,171

10,093

1.1

11

North Carolina

10,270,800

10,383,620

112,820

1.1

12

Oregon

4,146,592

4,190,713

44,121

1.1

13

District of Columbia

695,691

702,455

6,764

1

14

Georgia

10,413,055

10,519,475

106,420

1

15

South Dakota

873,286

882,235

8,949

1

16

Montana

1,053,090

1,062,305

9,215

0.9

17

Tennessee

6,708,794

6,770,010

61,216

0.9

18

Minnesota

5,568,155

5,611,179

43,024

0.8

19

Massachusetts

6,863,246

6,902,149

38,903

0.6

20

Nebraska

1,917,575

1,929,268

11,693

0.6

21

North Dakota

755,176

760,077

4,901

0.6

22

Virginia

8,465,207

8,517,685

52,478

0.6

23

Indiana

6,660,082

6,691,878

31,796

0.5

24

New Hampshire

1,349,767

1,356,458

6,691

0.5

25

Arkansas

3,002,997

3,013,825

10,828

0.4

26

California

39,399,349

39,557,045

157,696

0.4

27

Iowa

3,143,637

3,156,145

12,508

0.4

28

Wisconsin

5,792,051

5,813,568

21,517

0.4

29

Alabama

4,875,120

4,887,871

12,751

0.3

30

Kentucky

4,453,874

4,468,402

14,528

0.3

31

Maine

1,335,063

1,338,404

3,341

0.3

32

Maryland

6,024,891

6,042,718

17,827

0.3

33

Missouri

6,108,612

6,126,452

17,840

0.3

34

Oklahoma

3,932,640

3,943,079

10,439

0.3

35

Vermont

624,525

626,299

1,774

0.3

36

Michigan

9,976,447

9,995,915

19,468

0.2

37

New Jersey

8,888,543

8,908,520

19,977

0.2

38

Ohio

11,664,129

11,689,442

25,313

0.2

39

New Mexico

2,093,395

2,095,428

2,033

0.1

40

Pennsylvania

12,790,447

12,807,060

16,613

0.1

41

Rhode Island

1,056,486

1,057,315

829

0.1

43

Kansas

2,910,689

2,911,505

816

0.03

42

Connecticut

3,573,880

3,572,665

-1,215

-0.03

44

Mississippi

2,989,663

2,986,530

-3,133

-0.1

45

Louisiana

4,670,818

4,659,978

-10,840

-0.2

46

New York

19,590,719

19,542,209

-48,510

-0.2

47

Wyoming

578,934

577,737

-1,197

-0.2

48

Alaska

739,786

737,438

-2,348

-0.3

49

Hawaii

1,424,203

1,420,491

-3,712

-0.3

50

Illinois

12,786,196

12,741,080

-45,116

-0.4

51

West Virginia

1,817,048

1,805,832

-11,216

-0.6

52

Puerto Rico

3,325,001

3,195,153

-129,848

-3.9

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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