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Table 6
Population Change, 1997-98
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Nevada 4.1% 27 Kentucky 0.7%
2 Arizona 2.5% 28 Arkansas 0.6%
3 Georgia 2.0% 29 Indiana 0.6%
4 Colorado 2.0% 30 Missouri 0.6%
5 Texas 1.9% 31 Massachusetts 0.5%
6 Utah 1.7% 32 Illinois 0.5%
7 Idaho 1.6% 33 Wisconsin 0.4%
8 Florida 1.6% 34 Vermont 0.4%
9 North Carolina 1.6% 35 Michigan 0.4%
10 California 1.5% 36 Louisiana 0.4%
11 Washington 1.3% 37 Nebraska 0.3%
12 South Carolina 1.3% 38 Iowa 0.3%
13 Oregon 1.2% 39 Connecticut 0.2%
14 Delaware 1.2% 40 Montana 0.2%
15 New Hampshire 1.1% 41 Maine 0.2%
16 Tennessee 1.1% 42 Wyoming 0.2%
17 Kansas 1.1% 43 NEW YORK 0.2%
18 Minnesota 0.8% 44 Ohio 0.1%
19 Virginia 0.8% 45 Rhode Island 0.1%
20 Maryland 0.8% 46 Hawaii 0.1%
21 Oklahoma 0.8% 47 South Dakota 0.1%
22 New Mexico 0.8% 48 Pennsylvania -0.1%
23 Mississippi 0.7% 49 West Virginia -0.2%
24 Alaska 0.7% 50 North Dakota -0.4%
25 New Jersey 0.7%  
26 Alabama 0.7% U.S. Average 1.0%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
New York experienced its best population growth in five years,

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