Census: Utah the 3rd fastest growing state in the nation

Utah's population is growing faster than every state except for Idaho and Nevada, say new Census estimates

Utah's population is growing faster than every state except for Idaho and Nevada, say new Census estimates

The U.S. Census says NY state's population bumped up slightly to 19.85 million. IL lost more than 33,000 residents, dropping to the sixth most populous state in the union with 12,802,023 residents.

Wyoming, one of the least populated states, saw its population decline by almost 5,600 to 579,315, or one percent.

Eight states, North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Hawaii, Alaska, Illinois, West Virginia and Wyoming had negative growth, or the number of people being born and moving in is less than the number dying and moving out. Three states that had been lost population the previous year - Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Vermont - saw slight increases. The state is bedeviled by a mountain of debt and unmet pension obligations -Moody's Investor's Service estimates the state has $250 billion public pension debt.

The state continued to rank 30th in the nation in population.

The distribution of seats in the House is based on the census taken every 10 years, with the next one scheduled for 2020.

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The U.S. territory Puerto Rico lost more than 69,000 residents a year ago and filed for the equivalent of federal bankruptcy protection in May. That puts it at a record above 12.8 million people.

Overall payroll employment during the period shrunk by 3,600 people, or 1.3 percent, which was the worst in the nation.

The migration figure is based on two factors, domestic and worldwide.

According to a news release from the Chief Economist Wenlin Liu, Wyoming's population fell by 5,595 from July 2016 to July 2017.

Kimball Brace, the reapportionment expert who has been involved in drawing legislative and congressional districts in Rhode Island since the early 1980s, ran the numbers Wednesday after the U.S. Census Bureau announced Rhode Island had added about 2,000 residents between July 2016 and July 2017.

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