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.
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.