State Population & Components of Change: 2010-2017
December 2017 .. examining how state demographics are changing 2010-2017 ... using the new 2017 population and components of changes estimates. The U.S. population changed from 308,758,105 (2010) to 325,719,178 (2017), a change of 16,380,757 (5.3%). See details for the U.S. and each state in the interactive table below.
This section provides access to tools to view and analyze annual population estimates, 2010 to 2017, rankings and components of change for the U.S., regions and states. Use the interactive table below in this section to view, rank, compare these data. Use the GIS tools and ready-to use project described below in this section to create maps for states and regions of interest. Create thematic maps for any of the fields/measures shown in the interactive table. Change color patterns and labels. Integrate your own data. See more about these data
Patterns of Population Change by State, 2010-2017
The following graphic shows patterns of percent population change from 2010 to 2017. Use the associated GIS project to examine different years or subject matter items. Click graphic for larger view; expand browser window for best quality view.
.. view developed with ProximityOne CV XE GIS and related GIS project.
.. larger view illustrates partial mini-profile/table for Texas demographic items.
.. create other views, geospatial analysis, integrate other data using the State 2010-17 Trends GIS project
State Population & Components of Change 2010-2017 interactive table
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.. click button to view Population 2010-17 columns.
Items in Table
How State & Regional Population is Changing .. go top
Use the interactive table above to view the following narrative describing how the population has changed between 2010 and 2017.
The U.S. population grew by 2.3 million between July 1, 2016, and July 1, 2017, representing a 0.72 percent increase to 325.7 million. The population of voting-age residents (adults age 18 and over) grew to 252.1 million (77.4 percent of the 2017 total population), an increase of 0.93 percent from 2016 (249.5 million). Net international migration decreased 1.8 percent between 2016 and 2017, making it the first drop since 2012-2013. Net international migration continues to be a significant factor in the population growth of the U.S., adding over 1.1 million people in the last year.
Eight states lost population between July 1, 2016, and July 1, 2017. Illinois had the largest numeric decline, losing 33,703 people. Wyoming had the largest percentage decline (1.0 percent). Three states that had been losing population in the previous year, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Vermont, saw slight increases.
States in the South and West continued to lead in population growth. In 2017, 38.0 percent of the nationís population lived in the South and 23.8 percent lived in the West.
U.S. Regions & Divisions -- a reference guide .. go top
.. view developed with ProximityOne CV XE GIS and related GIS project.
Region 1 - Northeast
Division 1: New England
Division 2: Mid-Atlantic
Region 2 - Midwest
Division 3: East North Central
Division 4: West North Central
Region 3 - South
Division 5: South Atlantic
Division 6: East South Central
Division 7: West South Central
Region 4 - West
Division 8: Mountain
Division 9: Pacific
Natural change is the difference between births and deaths for an area. Often natural change is positive which means that there are more births that deaths for a year or period. This positive natural change is referred to as natural increase. Examples of natural increase exist across the U.S.
The opposite of natural increase, natural decrease, occurs where there are more deaths than births resulting in population decrease. Areas with aging populations often have natural decrease.
Migration is the movement of people from one area to another. It is often expressed as net migration, which is the difference between how many people move into and out of an area. When net migration is positive, a population has more people moving in than out. Migration is split into domestic migration and international migration.
Domestic migration refers to people moving between areas within the U.S., and is often one of the largest contributors to population change.
International migration refers to people moving into and out of the U.S., and consists of a diverse group of people such as foreign-born immigrants from many countries around the world, members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and U.S. citizens working abroad.
Adding the net domestic and net international migration yields the net migration.
Components of Change
Analyzing the components of change is an enlightening way to understand how the U.S. population is shifting over time. Looking at areas across the country, we can identify groups of areas that grow (or decline) mainly due to migration and others that grow due to natural increase.
About the Data and Reports .. go top
Data included in the interactive table and reports are part of a continuing set of demographic-economic estimates and projections released and updated on a flow basis. See a partial 2018 schedule below. See more about state demographic-economic trends.
Schedule of Related 2018 Updates .. go top
U.S. by State 2017 Population GIS Project/Datasets .. go top
1. Install the ProximityOne CV XE GIS
... omit this step if CV XE GIS software already installed.
... run the CVGIS installer
... take all defaults during installation
2. Download the U.S. by State 2017 GIS project fileset
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... make a new folder c:\states2017.
... unzip U.S. by State 2017 GIS project files to local folder c:\state2017
3. Open the c:\states2017\states2017a.zip project
... after completing the above steps, click File>Open>Dialog
... open the file named c:\states2017\states2017a.gis
4. Done. The start-up view is similar to the graphic shown at the top of this section.
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