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Thursday, 21 January 2021 21:40

Texas, With No Income Tax, is Fastest Growing State in U.S.

Written by Bethany Blankley, The Center Square
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More people moved to, or were born in, Texas last year than in any other state, making it the fastest growing state in the nation.

Texas added the largest number of residents, nearly 374,000 last year on net, according to U.S. Census Bureau 2020 state population estimates.

 

Florida added the second largest number of residents of 241,000, followed by Arizona’s additional 130,000.

 

Texas gained an estimated 373,965 people between July 1, 2019, and July 1, 2020, including migration and births.

 

As of July 1, Texas’ population was 29,360,759, with a 1.3% year-over-year rate of growth.

 

In terms of the largest percentage year-over-year increase, Idaho ranked first with 2.11% growth reported between 2019 and 2020.

 

Over the past year, the South accounted for 85% of the nation’s growth, the report found, with roughly 1 million people relocating to or being born in southern states.

 

The West saw a population gain of 350,000. The Midwest reported a loss of 20,000; the Northeast lost more than 150,000 residents.

 

The populations of Arizona, Nevada and Utah grew by 1.4%. Texas ranked...


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