Arizona Is Nation's Fastest Growing State

The U.S. Census Bureau reported it's findings for the year ending July 1, 2006: Arizona overtook Nevada to grow the fastest; Texas grew the most, followed by Florida and California, which remains the most populous state.

"An influx from California helped make Arizona the fastest-growing state, displacing Nevada for the first time in nearly two decades, according to census figures released yesterday."

"And after nine years in the top spot, New York is no longer losing more people to migration than any other state. This past year, more people moved from California and Louisiana than from New York. Nonetheless, a continued exodus of young people upstate produced New York State's first population loss over all since the 1970s, 9,538 people."

"In raw numbers, Texas gained more people than any other state - a quarter million more than second-ranked Florida, which was followed by California, Georgia and Arizona. More people moved to Texas from elsewhere in the United States than moved to any other state. Texas ranked second, between California and New York, in foreign immigration."

"California remains the most-populous state with 36.5 million, followed by Texas (23.5 million), New York (19.3 million), Florida (18.1 million) and Illinois (12.8 million)."

Full Story: Arizona Displaces Nevada as Fastest-Growing State


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