Projected Population Growth Through 2015 - April 2005

Rank State Percent change 2004-'15 July 2004 Population Estimate July 2015 Population Projection
1 Nevada 31.0% 2,334,771 3,058,190
2 Arizona 30.5% 5,743,834 7,495,238
3 Florida 21.9% 17,397,161 21,204,132
4 Texas 18.2% 22,490,022 26,585,801
5 North Carolina 17.2% 8,541,221 10,010,770
6 Idaho 17.0% 1,393,262 1,630,045
7 Utah 16.5% 2,389,039 2,783,040
8 Georgia 15.9% 8,829,383 10,230,578
9 Virginia 13.5% 7,459,827 8,466,864
10 New Hampshire 12.1% 1,299,500 1,456,679
11 Washington 12.0% 6,203,788 6,950,610
12 California 11.8% 35,893,799 40,123,232
13 Alaska 11.8% 655,435 732,544
14 Maryland 11.7% 5,558,058 6,208,392
15 Delaware 11.7% 830,364 927,400
16 Oregon 11.6% 3,594,586 4,012,924
17 Minnesota 11.1% 5,100,958 5,668,211
18 South Carolina 10.6% 4,198,068 4,642,137
19 Tennessee 10.2% 5,900,962 6,502,017
20 Hawaii 9.7% 1,262,840 1,385,952
21 Colorado 9.7% 4,601,403 5,049,493
22 Vermont 8.3% 621,394 673,169
23 Arkansas 7.9% 2,752,629 2,968,913
24 Montana 7.8% 926,865 999,489
25 New Mexico 7.3% 1,903,289 2,041,539
26 Wisconsin 6.8% 5,509,026 5,882,760
27 New Jersey 6.4% 8,698,879 9,255,769
28 Missouri 5.5% 5,754,618 6,069,556
29 Rhode Island 5.5% 1,080,632 1,139,543
30 Maine 5.4% 1,317,253 1,388,878
31 Massachusetts 5.3% 6,416,505 6,758,580
32 Kentucky 5.0% 4,145,922 4,351,188
33 Michigan 4.8% 10,112,620 10,599,122
34 Indiana 4.5% 6,237,569 6,517,631
35 Kansas 4.3% 2,735,502 2,852,690
36 Wyoming 4.2% 506,529 528,005
37 Oklahoma 3.9% 3,523,553 3,661,694
38 Mississippi 3.8% 2,902,966 3,014,409
39 Connecticut 3.8% 3,503,604 3,635,414
40 Louisiana 3.5% 4,515,770 4,673,721
41 South Dakota 3.4% 770,883 796,954
42 Illinois 3.0% 12,713,634 13,097,218
43 Alabama 2.9% 4,530,182 4,663,111
44 Pennsylvania 2.5% 12,406,292 12,710,938
45 Iowa 2.4% 2,954,451 3,026,380
46 Nebraska 2.4% 1,747,214 1,788,508
47 New York 1.7% 19,227,088 19,546,699
48 Ohio 1.5% 11,459,011 11,635,446
49 West Virginia 0.4% 1,815,354 1,822,758
50 North Dakota 0.1% 634,366 635,133
  United States 9.8% 293,655,404 322,365,787
Source: The U.S. Census Bureau
Analysis by the Public Policy Institute of New York State