Census: Illinois loses title of 5th largest state to Pennsylvania

Census: Illinois loses title of 5th largest state to Pennsylvania

Over the course of a year, Illinois' population dwindled by 33,700 people, dropping it from fifth place to sixth place on the list of most populous states in the country.

On the bright side, IL has seen an increased racial, ethnic and gender diversity in the state's work-aged population. That's an increase of 0.65 percent. That brought the 2017 population estimate for IL to 12,802,023 people.

Idaho came in at No. 1, with a 2.2 percent increase to 1.7 million from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017.

Information demonstrates net global relocation assumes a huge part of the populace in the U.S. More than 1.1 million individuals made America their home inside the previous year, as per the Census Bureau.

The state's year-to-year growth rate of less than 0.1 percent lagged the national growth rate of 0.72 percent. In July, state lawmakers enacted Illinois' first budget since 2015 when lawmakers managed to override Rauner's veto of a budget plan that included a more than 30% tax hike.

Illinois' population loss was the worst in the country on a numerical basis, and on a percentage basis it was second from the bottom, with only West Virginia faring worse.

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Census data released by the U.S. Census Bureau show MA from July 1016 through July 2017, saw its population increase by about half a percent.

Much of eastern Idaho's growth - in both people and jobs - is related to the expansion of federal programs in recent years, Rogers said. That's an increase of more than 3 million from 2010. It's a.72 percent growth nationwide.

Texas' population grew by almost 400,000 people, the biggest numerical gain in the country.

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The new estimates did not reflect the impact on Gulf state of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, which occurred in August and September, respectively.

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