FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2011
Texas Gains the Most in Population Since the Census
Estimates Since 2010 Show Slowest National Growth Since the 1940s
Texas gained more people than any other state between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2011 (529,000), followed by California (438,000), Florida (256,000), Georgia (128,000) and North Carolina (121,000), according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates for states and Puerto Rico. Combined, these five states accounted for slightly more than half the nation's total population growth.
Texas was a big winner in the new Census Bureau estimates, with cities such as Houston drawing new residents
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) --
Americans, it seems, still have a love affair with the West. Texas and Wyoming were the big winners in the Census Bureau's annual population estimates, which were released on Wednesday.