With 80,000 new residents, Colorado 7th-fastest growing state in nation
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS, PER THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU:
- As a whole, the U.S. population continues to grow due to both natural increase and international migration. Though international migration was slightly higher last year (978,826 compared to 953,233 the year before), natural increase was slightly lower last year (1,041,487 compared to 1,122,546 the year before).
- Texas had the largest numeric growth over the last year, with an increase of 379,128 people. Texas grew both from having more births than deaths and from net gains in movers from within and outside the United States.
- Florida had the highest level of net domestic migration in the last year, at 132,602. Since 2010, Florida has gained a total of 1,160,387 people from net domestic migration.
- The voting age population, those 18 years and over, increased by 0.9 percent to 253,768,092 people in 2018.
DENVER — The U.S. Census Bureau says Colorado grew by nearly 80,000 people between mid-2017 and mid-2018.
The Denver Post reported Monday that Colorado’s population grew by 1.4 percent in the 12 months ended July 1.
According to the Census Bureau, that’s the seventh-fastest growth rate in the country. Nevada and Idaho were tied for first with a 2.1 percent growth rate.
The U.S. population grew by 0.6 percent during the same period.
Colorado’s population is now estimated at nearly 5.7 million, about 700,000 higher than in 2010. Colorado’s growth rate was 13.2 percent in those eight years, the fourth-highest in the nation.
Following Nevada and Idaho for the largest percentage increases in population were Utah (1.9 percent), Arizona (1.7 percent), and Florida and Washington (1.5 percent each), according to the Census Bureau.
Further, nine states and Puerto Rico saw population numbers dip. Those states were New York (down 48,510), Illinois (45,116), West Virginia (11,216), Louisiana (10,840), Hawaii (3,712), Mississippi (3,133), Alaska (2,348), Connecticut (1,215), and Wyoming (1,197).
Construction of a new terminal at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport has been delayed at least until next year.