Report SR 91-2

State Populations and Changes: 1970, 1980 & 1990

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STATE                                     POPULATION 

                        4-1-1970*         4-1-1980**         4-1-1990** 

Alabama                 3,444,354          3,890,061          4,040,587
Alaska                    302,583            400,481            550,043
Arizona                 1,775,399          2,717,866          3,665,228
Arkansas                1,923,322          2,285,513          2,350,725

California             19,971,069         23,668,562         29,760,021

Colorado                2,209,596          2,888,834          3,294,394
Connecticut             3,032,217          3,107,576          3,287,116
Delaware                  548,104            595,225            666,168
Florida                 6,791,418          9,739,992         12,937,926
Georgia                 4,587,930          5,464,265          6,478,216


Hawaii                    769,913            965,000          1,108,229
Idaho                     713,015            943,935          1,006,749
Illinois               11,110,285         11,418,461         11,430,602
Indiana                 5,195,392          5,490,179          5,544,159
Iowa                    2,825,368          2,913,387          2,776,755

Kansas                  2,249,071          2,363,208          2,477,574

Kentucky                3,220,711          3,661,433          3,685,296
Louisiana               3,644,637          4,203,972          4,219,973
Maine                     993,722          1,124,660          1,227,928
Maryland                3,923,897          4,216,446          4,781,468

Massachusetts           5,689,170          5,737,037          6,016,425
Michigan                8,881,826          9,258,344          9,295,297

Minnesota               3,806,103          4,077,148          4,375,099
Mississippi             2,216,994          2,520,638          2,573,216
Missouri                4,677,623          4,917,444          5,117,073

Montana                   694,409            786,690            799,065
Nebraska                1,485,333          1,570,006          1,578,385
Nevada                    488,738            799,184          1,201,833

New Hampshire             737,681            920,610          1,109,252
New Jersey              7,171,112          7,364,158          7,730,188

New Mexico              1,017,055          1,299,968          1,515,069
New York               18,241,391         17,557,288         17,990,455
North Carolina          5,084,411          5,874,429          6,628,637
North Dakota              617,792            652,695            638,800

Ohio                   10,657,423         10,797,419         10,847,115

Oklahoma                2,559,463          3,025,266          3,145,585
Oregon                  2,091,533          2,632,663          2,842,321
Pennsylvania           11,800,766         11,866,728         11,881,643
Rhode Island              949,723            947,154          1,003,464
South Carolina          2,590,713          3,119,208          3,486,703


South Dakota              666,257            690,178            696,004
Tennessee               3,926,018          4,590,750          4,877,185
Texas                  11,198,655         14,228,383         16,986,510
Utah                    1,059,273          1,461,037          1,722,850
Vermont                   444,732            511,456            562,758

Virginia                4,651,448          5,346,279          6,187,358

Washington              3,413,244          4,130,163          4,866,692
West Virginia           1,744,237          1,949,644          1,793,477
Wisconsin               4,417,821          4,705,335          4,891,769
Wyoming                   332,416            470,816            453,588

District of Columbia      756,668            637,651            606,900

Total                 203,302,031        226,504,825        248,709,873

*PC80-1-A1 Num of Inhabs US Summary
**Census Bureau press release Jan '91

STATE Numerical Change 1970-80 1980-90 Alabama 445,707 150,526 Alaska 97,898 149,562 Arizona 942,467 947,362 Arkansas 362,191 65,212 California 3,697,493 6,091,459 Colorado 679,238 405,560 Connecticut 75,359 179,540 Delaware 47,121 70,943 Florida 2,948,574 3,197,934 Georgia 876,335 1,013,951 Hawaii 195,087 143,229 Idaho 230,920 62,814 Illinois 308,176 12,141 Indiana 294,787 53,980 Iowa 88,019 -136,632 Kansas 114,137 114,366 Kentucky 440,722 23,863 Louisiana 559,335 16,001 Maine 130,938 103,268 Maryland 292,549 565,022 Massachusetts 47,867 279,388 Michigan 376,518 36,953 Minnesota 271,045 267,951 Mississippi 303,644 52,578 Missouri 239,821 199,629 Montana 92,281 12,375 Nebraska 84,673 8,379 Nevada 310,446 402,649 New Hampshire 182,929 188,642 New Jersey 193,046 366,030 New Mexico 282,913 215,101 New York -684,103 433,167 North Carolina 790,018 754,208 North Dakota 34,903 -13,895 Ohio 139,996 49,696 Oklahoma 465,803 120,319 Oregon 541,130 209,658 Pennsylvania 65,962 14,915 Rhode Island -2,569 56,310 South Carolina 528,495 367,495 South Dakota 23,921 5,826 Tennessee 664,732 286,435 Texas 3,029,728 2,758,127 Utah 401,764 261,813 Vermont 66,724 51,302 Virginia 694,831 841,079 Washington 716,919 736,529 West Virginia 205,407 -156,167 Wisconsin 287,514 186,434 Wyoming 138,400 -17,228 District of Columbia -119,017 -30,751 Total 23,202,794 22,205,048
STATE Percent Change 1970-80 1980-90 Alabama 12.9 3.9 Alaska 32.4 37.3 Arizona 53.1 34.9 Arkansas 18.8 2.9 California 18.5 25.7 Colorado 30.7 14.0 Connecticut 2.5 5.8 Delaware 8.6 11.9 Florida 43.4 32.8 Georgia 19.1 18.6 Hawaii 25.3 14.8 Idaho 32.4 6.7 Illinois 2.8 0.1 Indiana 5.7 1.0 Iowa 3.1 -4.7 Kansas 5.1 4.8 Kentucky 13.7 0.7 Louisiana 15.3 0.4 Maine 13.2 9.2 Maryland 7.5 13.4 Massachusetts 0.8 4.9 Michigan 4.2 0.4 Minnesota 7.1 7.3 Mississippi 13.7 2.1 Missouri 5.1 4.1 Montana 13.3 1.6 Nebraska 5.7 0.5 Nevada 63.5 50.4 New Hampshire 24.8 20.5 New Jersey 2.7 5.0 New Mexico 27.8 16.5 New York -3.8 2.5 North Carolina 15.5 12.8 North Dakota 5.6 -2.1 Ohio 1.3 0.5 Oklahoma 18.2 4.0 Oregon 25.9 8.0 Pennsylvania 0.6 0.1 Rhode Island -0.3 5.9 South Carolina 20.4 11.8 South Dakota 3.6 0.8 Tennessee 16.9 6.2 Texas 27.1 19.4 Utah 37.9 17.9 Vermont 15.0 10.0 Virginia 14.9 15.7 Washington 21.0 17.8 West Virginia 11.8 -8.0 Wisconsin 6.5 4.0 Wyoming 41.6 -3.7 District of Columbia -15.7 -4.8 Total 11.4 9.8
STATE Ranked Ranked Num Ranked % Size Change Change 1990 1980-90 1980-90 Alabama 22 25 33 Alaska 50 26 2 Arizona 24 5 3 Arkansas 33 32 34 California 1 1 5 Colorado 26 11 14 Connecticut 27 24 26 Delaware 46 31 17 Florida 4 2 4 Georgia 11 4 8 Hawaii 41 27 13 Idaho 42 33 23 Illinois 6 44 46 Indiana 14 35 38 Iowa 30 50 49 Kansas 32 29 29 Kentucky 23 40 40 Louisiana 21 41 44 Maine 38 30 20 Maryland 19 9 15 Massachusetts 13 17 28 Michigan 8 39 43 Minnesota 20 15 22 Mississippi 31 36 36 Missouri 15 21 30 Montana 44 43 37 Nebraska 36 45 41 Nevada 39 12 1 New Hampshire 40 22 6 New Jersey 9 14 27 New Mexico 37 19 11 New York 2 10 35 North Carolina 10 7 16 North Dakota 47 47 47 Ohio 7 38 42 Oklahoma 28 28 31 Oregon 29 20 21 Pennsylvania 5 42 45 Rhode Island 43 34 25 South Carolina 25 13 18 South Dakota 45 46 39 Tennessee 17 16 24 Texas 3 3 7 Utah 35 18 9 Vermont 49 37 19 Virginia 12 6 12 Washington 18 8 10 West Virginia 34 51 51 Wisconsin 16 23 32 Wyoming 51 48 48 District of Columbia 48 48 50
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