The Census Bureau develops state population estimates by measuring population change since the most recent census. It uses births, deaths, administrative records and survey data to develop estimates of population.
Here are the final set of state estimates that will be available before the official 2010 Census population counts are released next December:
Texas gained more people than any other state between July 1, 2008, and July 1, 2009 (478,000). Next came California (381,000), North Carolina (134,000), Georgia (131,000) and Florida (114,000).
California remains the most populous state with a July 1, 2009, population of 37 million. Following were Texas (24.8 million), New York (19.5 million), Florida (18.5 million) and Illinois (12.9 million).
The only three states to lose population over the period were Michigan (-0.33 percent), Maine (-0.11 percent) and Rhode Island (-0.03 percent).
The nation’s population as of July 1, 2009, was 307 million, an increase of 0.86 percent since July 1, 2008.
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