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Postcensal Population Estimates, State Estimates 1992
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ABSTRACT

 WEST REGION HAS 9 OF THE 10 FASTEST GROWING STATES, CENSUS BUREAU SAYS

 For the second year in a row Nevada was the Nation's fastest growing
 state. In fact, the West contained 9 of the nation's 10 fastest growing
 states between July 1991 and July 1992, according to the Commerce
 Department's Census Bureau. Nevada added 44,000 persons (3.5 percent) 
 during the period.

 Alaska's population growth rate of 2.9 percent was second, followed by
 Colorado and Idaho (2.7 percent each), Washington (2.5 percent), Utah (2.4
 percent), Arizona (2.2 percent), New Mexico (2.1 percent), Hawaii (2.0
 percent), and Georgia (1.9 percent).

 The nation as a whole grew by 1.2 percent to 255.1 million, expanding
 by just over 2.9 million since July 1991.  One-third, (nearly 1 million) of
 the growth was estimated to be from international net migration. (See
 Table 1.)

 The South was the nation's second fastest growing region, at 1.4
 percent, with Georgia securing the position of ,10th fastest growing state.
 The West South Central states of Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas continued
 their rebound from slowdowns in the late 1980s.  In the South, only the
 District of Columbia incurred a population loss at 1.1 percent.

 Modest growth (0.3 percent) in the Northeast was supported almost
 entirely by the Mid Atlantic states of New York, New Jersey, and
 Pennsylvania. Maine's, New Hampshire's, Massachusetts', and Vermont's slight
 population increases were enough to offset the losses in Connecticut, thus
 keeping the New England area's overall growth near zero.

 Both of the Midwest's divisions grew by 0.8 percent last year, as
 traditional farming and manufacturing states continued their recoveries 
 from population losses in the 1980s.

 California had the nation's largest numerical increase in population;
 nearly a half million people during the 1991-92 period.  It also had the
 nation's highest international net migration (307,000), garnering nearly a
 third (30.9 percent) of the nations international net migrants.

 In numerical milestones, Tennessee and Wisconsin now have over 5
 million residents, Kansas more than 2.5 million, Georgia over 6.7 million,
 and Texas over 17.6 million persons. All of these states now have their
 highest populations ever recorded or estimated by the Census Bureau.

 The 1991 state estimates shown in the attached table supersede those
 issued in the bureau's press release dated December 30, 1991 (CB91-346).  
 The revisions are primarily due to the availability of recent birth, death 
 and medicare enrollment estimates.

 The attached Table 1 shows the July 1991 to July 1992 populations and
 components of change. In 1993 additional data will appear in CURRENT
 POPULATION REPORTS Series P-25.

 *Census Bureau press releases also are available on their release date
 through the Bureau's online information service, CENDATA.  For information,
 phone (301)763-2074.
ESTIMATES OF THE RESIDENT POPULATION OF STATES

General Information

 July 1, 1992 and July 1,1991, and Components of Change Since July 1, 1991
 (In thousands. Includes Armed Forces residing in each State)

 "-" Represents zero or a number which rounds to zero.

 Source:  U.S. Bureau of the Census, Population Estimation Branch
 Methodology:  These numbers were produced by the Administration Records
               Method.  for a description of this Method, see Current
               Population Report, Series No. P-250, Nos. 957 and 898

 The bulk of the residual change somponent is internal(domestic) net
 migration, though we have no reliable way to quantify it.  The residual
 change figure is also affected by any inaccuracies in input data or
 variations in implementing the estimating method.
Table Part I: July 1992, July 1991, Pop. Change, % Change, Natural

 Region, division,    July 1,   July 1,  Population  Percent   Natural
 and state              1992      1991     Change    Change   Increase

  United States.......255,082  252,160     2,922       1.2      1,932
 Northeast.............51,118   50,981       157       0.3        304
  New England .........13.200   13,195         5         -         83
  Middle Atlantic......37,918   37,P66       152       0.4        220
 Midwest...............60,713   60,239       473       0.8        385
  East North Central...42,753   42,427       325       0.8        284
  West North Central...17,960   17,812       148       0.8        101
 South.................68,143   88,903     1,239       1.4        627
  South Atlantic.......45,061   44,403       658       1.5        289
  East South Central...15,529   15,350       179       1.2         86
  West South central...27,554   27,151       403       1.5        252
 West..................55,108   54,056     1,052       1.9        616
  Mountain.............14,381   14,038       346       2.5        141
  Pacific..............40,726   40,020       706       1.8        475
 New England:
  Maine.................1,235    1,234         1       0.1          6
  New Hampsire..........1,111    1,104         6       0.6          8
  Vermont.................570      567         3       0.6          3
  Massachusetts.........5,998    5,996         3         -         39
  Rhode Island..........1,005    1,005         -         -          6
  Connecticut...........3,281    3,289        -8       0.2         22
 Middle Atlantic:
  New York.............18,119   18,055        65       0.4        125
  New Jersey:...........7,789    7,753        36       0.5         50
  Pennsylvania.........12,009   11,958        51       0.4         45
 East North Central:
  Ohio.................11,016   10,941        75       0.7         64
  Indiana...............5,662    5,610        52       0.9         35
  Illinois.............11,631   11,541        91       0.8         87
  Michigan..............9,437    9,380        56       0.6         89
  Wisconsin.............5,007    4,956        51       1.0         28
  West North Central:
  Minnesota.............4,480    4,432        48       1.1         31
  Iowa..................2,812    2,795        17       0.6         11
  Missouri..............5,193    5,157        35       0.7         27
  North Dakota............638      635         1       0.2          3
  South Dakota............711      704         8       1.1          4
  Nebraska..............1,606    1,593        12       0.8          9
  Kansas................2,523    2,495        27       1.1         15
  South Atlantic:
  Delaware................689      680         9       1.4          5
  Maryland..............4,908    4,859        50       1.0         42
  District of Columbia    589      585        -7       1.1          4
  Virginia..............6,377    6,280        97       1.5         51
  West Virginia.........1,812    1,803         9       0.5          2
  North Carolina........6,843    6,736       107       1.6         43
  South Carolina........3,603    3,560        43       1.2         27
  Georgia...............6,751    6,623       128       1.9         57
  Florida..............13,458   13,267       221       1.7         57
 East South Central:
  Kentucky..............3,755    3,713        42       1.1         18
  Tennessee.............5,024    4,953        71       1.4         28
  Alabama...............4,136    4,091        45       1.1         22
  Mississippi...........2,614    2,593        21       0.8         17
 West South Central:
  Arkansas..............2,399    2,373        25       1.1         10
  Louisiana.............4,287    4,254        33       0.8         34
  Oklahoma..............3,212    9,175        37       1.2         17
  Texas................17,656   17,348       307       1.8        190
  Mountain:
  Montana.................824      809        15       1.8          4
  Idaho.................1,067    1,040        28       2.7          9
  Wyoming.................466      460         7       1.4          4
  Colorado              3,470    3,378        93       2.7         31
  New Mexico............1,581    1,549        32       2.1         16
  Arirona...............3,832    3,748        84       2.2         38
  Utah..................1,813    1,770        43       2.4         26
  Nevada................1,327    1,283        44       3.5         12
  Pacific:
  Washington............5,136    5,012       124       2.5         42
  Oregon................2,977    2,922        58       1.9         17
  California...........30,867   30,380       487       1.6        393
  Alaska                  587      570        16       2.9          9
  Hawaii................1,160    1,137        23       2.0         13
Table Part II: International Net Migration and Residual Change

 Region, division,    International  Residual
 and state            Net Migration   Change

  United States...........990             -
 Northeast................220          -366
  New England ............ 34          -112
  Middle Atlantic.........185          -254
 Midwest..................128           -40
  East North Central.......99           -58
  West North Central.......29            18
 South....................254           358
  South Atlantic..........140           229
  East South Central.......19            74
  West South central.......96            55
 West.....................368            48
  Mountain.................38           167
  Pacific.................350          -119
 New England:
  Maine.....................1            -6
  New Hampsire..............1            -2
  Vermont...................-            -1
  Massachusetts............19           -55
  Rhode Island..............4           -10
  Connecticut...............9           -39
 Middle Atlantic:
  New York................135          -195
  New Jersey:..............33           -47
  Pennsylvania.............17           -11
 East North Central:
  Ohio.....................14             3
  Indiana...................6            11
  Illinois.................55           -52
  Michigan.................17           -30
  Wisconsin.................6            16
  West North Central:
  Minnesota.................8             8
  Iowa......................4             2
  Missouri..................7             2
  North Dakota..............1            -4
  South Dakota..............1             2
  Nebraska..................3             -
  Kansas....................6             6
  South Atlantic:
  Delaware..................1             3
  Maryland.................17           -10
  District of Columbia......5           -15
  Virginia.................29            17
  West Virginia.............1             6
  North Carolina...........14            50
  South Carolina............8             8
  Georgia..................13            58
  Florida..................52           112
 East South Central:
  Kentucky..................5            19
  Tennessee.................6            37
  Alabama...................5            18
  Mississippi...............3             1
 West South Central:
  Arkansas..................2            13
  Louisiana................10           -10
  Oklahoma..................8            12
  Texas....................76            41
  Mountain:
  Montana...................1             9
  Idaho.....................2            17
  Wyoming...................1             2
  Colorado.................11            50
  New Mexico................5            11
  Arirona..................10            36
  Utah......................4            13
  Nevada....................4            28
  Pacific:
  Washington...............18            63
  Oregon....................7            31
  California..............307          -212
  Alaska....................3             4
  Hawaii...................15            -5




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