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.