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West”s Population Still Growing

The Census bureau says Western and Southern states continue to grow in population at faster rates than the rest

of the nation. As of July first this year the nation´s population was over 288 million with California biggest among the states at over 35 million.

Nevada remains the fastest-growing state for the 16th consecutive year reaching 2.2 million people. Nevada had a 3.6 percent growth over the previous 12 months. Other fastest growing states over the year were Arizona, Florida,

Texas and Georgia.

California also exceeded the national 1.1 percent growth rate with a 1.5 percent gain.