8 States Are Losing People

A recently published report by Pew Research, based upon the data and analysis of population shifts throughout the 50 states received by the U.S. Census Bureau, has shown some interesting changes. Specifically, 16% of the states in the union lost population between 2016 and 2017.

According to Pew Research, last year represented the first time in 30 years that so many states lost residents in a single year. According to the report by the Census Bureau, there appear to be 8 states with population losses.

These states lost population between 2016 and 2017: Alaska, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Only 6 states lost population between 2015 and 2016; they were Connecticut, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Only Illinois, West Virginia, and Wyoming made this list for two years in a row. New Jersey did not appear on either list.

Illinois came in to be the biggest loser, registering a loss of 33,703 individuals. Illinois was followed by West Virginia, which lost 12,780, and Wyoming, which lost 5,595.

To the surprise of some, the state showing the highest percentage of growth was Idaho between 2016 and 2017, with a population increase of 2.2% to 1.7 million. Nevada came in second with a 2% increase and Utah closely following with a 1.9% increase.

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