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U.S. Census: South Dakota tenth fastest growing state

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U.S. Census data shows South Dakota has been growing at one of the fastest rates in the nation since 2011.

South Dakota is the tenth fastest-growing state in the nation, with a 1.19 percent increase. North Dakota topped the ranks with a 2.17 percent increase. None of the other Midwest states were in the top 10 on the list.

The Census Bureau produces population estimates each year, allowing the nation, states and communities to gauge growth and demographic composition.

According to the Census Bureau, the United States as a whole saw its population increase by 2.3 million from 2011 to 2012 to 313.9 million. Texas gained more people than any other state in the year with 427,400, followed by California with 357,500. Five states combined for more than half of the nation's total population growth.

The 10 Fastest-Growing States from July 1, 2011, to July 1, 2012

 

Percent Change

1. North Dakota 2.17

2. District of Columbia 2.15

3. Texas 1.67

4. Wyoming 1.60

5. Utah 1.45

6. Nevada 1.43

7. Colorado 1.39

8. Arizona 1.33

9. Florida 1.23

10. South Dakota 1.19

 

The 10 States with the Largest Population Increase from July 1, 2011, to July 1, 2012

 

Numeric Change

1. Texas 427,400

2. California 357,500

3. Florida 235,300

4. Georgia 107,500

5. North Carolina 101,000

6. Arizona 86,000

7. Virginia 81,500

8. Washington 73,700

9. Colorado 71,300

10. New York 68,600

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