Census Shows Formerly Growing States Now Slowing

The economy has slowed growth to a trickle in states like Florida and Nevada, which had seen continuous growth for years.
December 27, 2009, 9am PST | Tim Halbur
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From USA Today: "The Census Bureau's new state population estimates released today reported that more people moved from Florida and Nevada to other states this year than moved in. Both states experienced modest population growth this year because of births. California had its fourth-lowest growth rate since 1900.

The U.S. population grew to 307 million, up 0.86%, the slowest growth rate this decade.

The new population estimates, for July 1, are the first to show the full effect of the economic recession, which began in December 2007."

A map charting the population growth and decline across the U.S. is featured in the article.

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Published on Thursday, December 24, 2009 in USA Today
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