Florida and Idaho are the fastest-growing states according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

As the following graphic from Statista’s Katharina Buchholz shows, their populations increased by 1.9 percent and 1.8 percent, respectively, from July 2021 to June 2022. The two are followed by South Carolina, Texas and South Dakota.

While Texas is seeing both a high number of births and high levels of national migration and international invasion, domestic movement of people has been a major factor for Idaho, South Carolina and South Dakota to achieve population growth.

In Florida, the state with the largest net birth deficit, immigration to fuel population growth has been even more crucial. While states in the South or West had been attractive to new residents even before the pandemic because of their lower cost of living, lower taxes, and lower priced housing, less severe Covid-19 restrictions have also been recently named as a factor.

Material prepared by Sherman Portfolios, LLC.

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