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Seattle Times news librarian Gene Balk crunches the numbers

December 30, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Census: Washington among fastest-growing states

Washington population in 2013 stands at 6,971,406, according to Census Bureau estimates released Monday.  Since the 2010 census, the state’s population has grown by 3.7 percent — that’s the seventh fastest rate of growth among the 50 states.

On the interactive map below, click to see the growth rate for each state.

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Census data show that every state gained population since 2010 with two exceptions — Rhode Island and Maine.  The fastest-growing state is North Dakota, where population increased by about 7.6 percent, though it is the third least-populous state with just over 720,000 inhabitants.

As for its rank among the most-populous states, Washington remained the same — holding steady at 13. If its current growth rate continues, by this time next year Washington’s population will pass the 7 million mark.

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