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Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

Population Change, 1990-2000

Table 4
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Nevada 66.3%   27 Indiana 9.7%
2 Arizona 40.0%   28 Kentucky 9.7%
3 Colorado 30.6%   29 Wisconsin 9.6%
4 Utah 29.6%   30 Missouri 9.3%
5 Idaho 28.5%   31 Hawaii 9.3%
6 Georgia 26.4%   32 Wyoming 8.9%
7 Florida 23.5%   33 New Jersey 8.9%
8 Texas 22.8%   34 Illinois 8.6%
9 North Carolina 21.4%   35 Kansas 8.5%
10 Washington 21.1%   36 South Dakota 8.5%
11 Oregon 20.4%   37 Nebraska 8.4%
12 New Mexico 20.1%   38 Vermont 8.2%
13 Delaware 17.6%   39 Michigan 6.9%
14 Tennessee 16.7%   40 Louisiana 5.9%
15 South Carolina 15.1%   41 Massachusetts 5.5%
16 Virginia 14.4%   42 NEW YORK 5.5%
17 Alaska 14.0%   43 Iowa 5.4%
18 California 13.8%   44 Ohio 4.7%
19 Arkansas 13.7%   45 Rhode Island 4.5%
20 Montana 12.9%   46 Maine 3.8%
21 Minnesota 12.4%   47 Connecticut 3.6%
22 New Hampshire 11.4%   48 Pennsylvania 3.4%
23 Maryland 10.8%   49 West Virginia 0.8%
24 Mississippi 10.5%   50 North Dakota 0.5%
25 Alabama 10.1%    
26 Oklahoma 9.7%   U.S. average 13.2%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau http://www.census.gov/main/www/cen2000.html
New York's population grew at its best pace since the 1960s, but it will lose two Congressional seats because other states grew more.