“Nevada’s 19-year tenure as the country’s fastest-growing state ended in 2006 as Arizona edged out the Silver State by just one-tenth of a percentage point.”

Top 10 Highest Growth Rate Percentage

1. Arizona: 3.6%
2. Nevada: 3.5%
3. Idaho: 2.6%
4. Georgia: 2.5%
5. Texas: 2.5%
6. Utah: 2.4%
7. North Carolina: 2.1%
8. Colorado: 1.9%
9. Florida: 1.8%
10. South Carolina: 1.7%

Top 10 Actual Population Growth

1. Texas: 579,275
2. Florida: 321,697
3.California: 303,402
4. Georgia: 231,388
5. Arizona: 213,311
6. North Carolina: 184,046
7. Washington: 103,899
8. Colorado: 90,082
9. Nevada: 83,228
10. Tennessee: 83,058

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