Idaho is fastest-growing state

Utah's population is growing faster than every state except for Idaho and Nevada, say new Census estimates

Illinois, with a population of 12.8 million, had a decline in population of 33,700, which is more than any other state.

Meanwhile, all of Illinois' neighboring states experienced population growth in 2017.

The population increase is beneficial because businesses move where talent lives, Rogers said.

States in the west and south saw the greatest population growth.

The U.S. population grew by 2.3 million between July 1, 2016, and July 1, 2017, representing a 0.72 percent increase to 325.7 million.

Wyoming had the largest percentage decline among states, losing almost 5,600 resident or about 1% of the state's population.

North Carolina added another 116,730 people in the past year - close to the entire population of Wilmington.

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IL is no longer the nation's fifth-largest state. In 2017, 38.0 percent of the nation's population lived in the South and 23.8 percent lived in the West. The number of voting-age Americans grew to 252.1 million - a near 1 percent increase over the year. Wyoming, at about 579,000 people, is the least populous state.

Much of that was due to people moving there from other states.

The Census data reveal the cause of Illinois' shrinking population: heavy losses of Illinoisans to other states.

Danbury's population of 84,922 people posted the fastest growth, gaining 335 residents between 2015 and 2016, and growing by 5.1 percent since 2010. The decrease was a tiny fraction of Illinois' total population of just over 12.8 million. By comparison, Idaho's population grew by 2.2 percent, and Missouri, by.4 percent.

Texas tallied the biggest numeric growth with its population increasing by almost 400,000 residents in 2017. Net global migration decreased 1.8% - the first drop since 2012 to 2013.

North Carolina was the fifth fastest growing state, adding 116,730 people to raise the population from about 10.16 million to 10.27 million.

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