The U.S. Census report issued new population estimates for America’s 50 states today, showing that Connecticut is once again one of the slowest growing states in the nation. How slow? Well, according to the Census Bureau, the Nutmeg State only increased by 4,315 residents between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2013. That’s 0.12 percent. In the three years since that same date in 2010, Connecticut grew by 16,870, or 0.47 percent.
As a comparison, the nation as a whole grew by 0.72 percent between 2012 and 2013, and 2.2 percent between 2010 and 2013 — about six times as quickly as we’ve been multiplying here. North Dakota was the fastest growing state, increasing its population by 3.14 percent in the last year, and 7.27 percent since 2010.
These figures are low enough to land Connecticut in the bottom ten nationally when it comes to percent of growth. Check out the slowest growing states in the nation: