Top 4 States Everyone is Moving To

Between 2019 and 2020, Texas had the largest growth with over 370,000 added residents. New York had the largest decline with around 126,000 fewer people.

If you look at the county level, Maricopa County in Arizona had the largest growth with over 85,000 added people. Los Angeles County in California had the largest decline with about 69,000 fewer residents.

All data herein is from the US Census Bureau.

By the numbers, below are the areas where population has really increased since 2010.

But let’s take a look at the states with the highest percentage of population growth pockets to see where the greatest changes are taking place. The map below shows the greatest percent increases are in Texas, Florida, Utah, and… North Dakota?!? 

Let’s take a look at each of these states more closely to see the hot spots within each state that are stealing residents. 

Florida has seen people move from the north-central part of the state to the panhandle.

Texas saw people move from smaller towns and concentrate into cities.

Utah saw populations move from rural areas into larger cities like Brigham City, Salt Lake City and Provo. It also saw populations move from the center of the state into outdoorsy hubs like St. George in the southwest corner of the state.

And lonely North Dakota saw population increases in industrial cities like Williston, Bismarck, and Fargo. 

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