Updated: Texas Becomes Second Most Populous State, Adds More Than 387,000 Residents

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U.S. Census Bureau
Population growth by numbers of residents shows Texas with the biggest gains.
Update: Unfortunately, I inadvertently wrote that Texas was moving to second most populous state when, in fact, it was simply remaining there. Additionally, New York remains in the third spot behind California and Texas. My apologies for the mistake.

Original Post:

According to the New York Times, the state of New York is ceding its status as most populous state to California as U.S. Census numbers rolled out Monday. Texas now moves into the No. 2 spot and has achieved the greatest growth of any state in the U.S. over the last 10 years.

The numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau demonstrate that immigrants and natural-born citizens are opting for warmer climates, as even Florida has nudged within 100,000 residents of New York for third on the list. The one exception is North Dakota, which climbed by more than 3 percent, the highest of any state thanks to an energy boom. Still, 3 percent in North Dakota is only 22,000 people, and most of the growth in the U.S. remains in the southern and western states according to the Washington Post:

The annual estimates of state population on July 1 shows the South added more than 1.1 million residents between 2012 and 2013, while Western states added almost 728,000 residents over the past year. Northeastern states added 171,000 residents, while the Midwest added another 226,000 people.

East coast states including Maine and West Virginia suffered a net loss while others like Connecticut, New Hamshire, rhode Island and Vermont grew by only one-tenth of 1 percent.

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oceansurf_310
oceansurf_310

You wrote the most error filled headline and article ever. Texas, with 25 million residents, did not just become the second most populous state. That happened in the mid 1990's, 20 years ago. 

California, with 38 million residents, has twice the population as New York State and passed it in the 1970 census to become the most populous state, 44 years ago.


Who edited this garbage???

Texas Becomes Second Most Populous State, Adds More Than 387,000 Residents


"According to the New York Times, the state of New York is ceding its status as most populous state to California as U.S. Census numbers rolled out Monday. Texas now moves into the No. 2 spot and has achieved the greatest growth of any state in the U.S. over the last 10 years."

jelly
jelly

The opening paragraph & headline of this post are not accurate.  Texas is not now moving into the number 2 spot in population.  California & Texas have been 1 & 2 in population for many years, starting somewhere between the 1990 & 2000 census.  (E.g. look at the actual census data in the link.)  The New York Times article is about Florida taking over the number 3 spot from New York. 

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