A couple of days ago, I posted an entry about the state (Commonwealth?) of Massachusetts, and how it had lost population over the past couple of years.
It’s happened, again. Population in Massachusetts fell from 6,407,382 to 6,398,743 between June 1, 2004 and June 1, 2005, according to the US Census Bureau, a loss of 0.13%. The data was not broken down by age, sex, or income.
One piece of good news – no longer is Massachusetts the only state to lose population. In addition, Washington DC (not a state?) lost people, as did Rhode Island and New York.
States with the biggest gains?
In percent change (not raw numbers): Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Florida, and Utah.
In raw numbers, Florida gained 400,000 people, followed closely by Texas with 388,000, then California, Arizona, and Georgia.
Fascinating data, from which you can draw no conclusions.
US Census Bureau Press Release, 12/22/05: Nevada Edges Out Arizona as the Fastest-Growing State