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New York and Connecticut record declining populations

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New York and Connecticut witnessed a decline in their respective populations between July 2018 to July 2019, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

connecticut new york populationNew York, the nation’s fourth-most populous state, recorded the greatest population decline during this 12-month period with a loss of 76,790 residents. Connecticut ranked fifth among the states with a shrinking population, with 6,233 fewer people at the conclusion of the 12-month period. Forty states and the District of Columbia saw population increases.

The Census Bureau – which combined net migration statistics and the gap between the number of births and deaths for its data – also determined the nation’s population was 328,239,523 by July 2019, a 0.5% year-over-year increase. However, annual growth peaked at 0.73% in the period between 2014 and 2015, and the latest data was seen as a continuation of a population slowdown.

“While natural increase is the biggest contributor to the U.S. population increase, it has been slowing over the last five years,” said Sandra Johnson, a demographer/statistician in the Population Division of the Census Bureau. “Natural increase, or when the number of births is greater than the number of deaths, dropped below 1 million in 2019 for the first time in decades.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. The Democrats running both states should realize that maybe their never ending tax/fee/toll increases that are pushing residents to pack up and leave weren’t such a great idea after all.

  2. I find it less expensive and a lot more interesting living in the US Virgin Islands. I’m finally done with Connecticut tax and fee increases. Even gas is cheaper and no more fuel oil bills. The list of benefits goes on and downsides are few.

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