By the Numbers: The 10 Fastest-Growing States

Posted on Jan 30 2019 - 10:12am by Suzanne De Vita
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Population Change for States (and Puerto Rico): From April 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018

One hallmark of a hot housing market? An influx of new residents. In the past year, 10 areas attracted newcomers in record waves, according to Census population statistics:

  1. Nevada

Growth in Population: +2.1 percent (3.03 million)

  1. Idaho

Growth in Population: +2.1 percent (1.75 million)

  1. Utah

Growth in Population: +1.9 percent (3.16 million)

  1. Arizona

Growth in Population: +1.7 percent (7.17 million)

  1. Florida

Growth in Population: +1.5 percent (21.3 million)

  1. Washington

Growth in Population: +1.5 percent (7.54 million)

  1. Colorado

Growth in Population: +1.4 percent (5.7 million)

  1. Texas

Growth in Population: +1.3 percent (28.7 million)

  1. South Carolina

Growth in Population: +1.3 percent (5.08 million)

  1. North Carolina

Growth in Population: +1.1 percent (10.39 million)

With the addition of close to 62,000 people (accounting for births and new residents), Nevada is the fastest-growing, relatively, Census estimates show. According to a separate study by United Van Lines, The Silver State had the fourth-highest inbound moves in 2018—and in its biggest city, Las Vegas, home prices are up 12 percent year-over-year.

Idaho, at No. 2, grew by roughly 35,000. According to the study by United Van Lines, it had even more inbound moves than Nevada, at the third-highest of the states.

Meanwhile, No. 3 Utah is home to Salt Lake City, which is one of the best cities for millennials, according to a LendingTree ranking. If millennials are moving there, chances are, there are affordable homes and job opportunities—characteristics of an in-demand market.

 

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