Texas is ‘the winningest state’ in terms of population

Texas and Florida are the states that have “increased the most” in terms of population over the past year, while the blue states are seeing declines, according to data from the US Census Bureau.

The data, released on December 22, 2022, revealed that the overall population of the United States increased by 0.4%, according to data from the US Census Bureau. National and state population estimates for 2022 vintage. The resident population was estimated at 333,287,557 in 2022.

According to the data, “net international migration – the number of people moving in and out of the country – added 1,010,923 people between 2021 and 2022 and was the main driver of growth.” In other words, migration patterns “come back pre-pandemic levels,” according to the report.

The Southern United States was identified as the “best gaining” region with a 1.1% increase. But Texas, in particular, is identified as the fastest-growing state of the 50, adding less than half a million people, or 470,708, since the summer of 2021.

Texas and California are now the only states with a population over 30 million.

HOUSTON, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 26: People shop at The Galleria mall during Black Friday on November 26, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

According to the data:

Growth in Texas last year was fueled by gains in all three components: net internal migration (230,961), net international migration (118,614) and natural increase (118,159).

Florida follows Texas as the second-largest state, adding more than 400,000 residents after Governor Ron DeSantis (R) grapples with mask mandates and coronavirus restrictions for more than two years. The growth coincides with Florida’s registered Republicans overtaking Democrats in voter registration, currently surpassing them by more than 300,000. DeSantis also won his re-election bid by an estimated 1.5 million. voice.

Florida is also identified as the “fastest growing” state in the country, with an increase of 1.9%. This brings the population of the Sunshine State to 22,244,823.

According to the report:

It was also the second-largest state behind Texas, with a population increase of 416,754. Net migration was the main component of the change in Florida’s growth, adding 444,484 residents. New York saw the largest annual decline in number and percentage of population, with a drop of 180,341 (-0.9%). Net inward migration (-299,557) was the main component of the state’s population decline.

The report also found that 18 states were experiencing population declines, including Gov. Kathy Hochul’s New York (D) and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Blue California (D), both of which saw “six-digit” declines.


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