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Tennessee among top states for population growth

Population growth

Tennessee is one of the top 10 states for both highest population increase and fastest population growth. The state ranked sixth for population increase with 77,513 new residents and eighth for fastest population growth rate at 1.1%. The Southern U.S. saw 87% of the population growth and is the most populous region of the country. The region has seen more than 1.4 million new residents in the past years, largely due to both internal and foreign migration. Texas saw the highest population increase, followed by Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Arizona, Virginia, Colorado, and Utah. The fastest population growth was reported in South Carolina, followed by Florida, Texas, Idaho, North Carolina, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Tennessee, Utah, and Georgia.