Population growth in Colorado has slowed this past year, but is still significant enough for Colorado to rank #14th. Considering the state has been in an economic slump, the numbers indicate that Colorado is a popular destination state for relocation.
Throughout the 1990's and into 2002, Colorado consistently ranked among the fastest growing states in the United State. The growth ended in 2003 with the state loosing almost 150,000 jobs.
The slow down is a relief for many counties who have been struggling to keep pace with the growth.
Fastest Growing States in the U.S.
|State||July 1, 2004||July 1, 2003||Gain||%|
|9. North Carolina||8,541,221||8,421,190||120,031||1.4|
|10. New Mexico||1,903,289||1,878,562||24,727||1.3|
Fastest Growing since 2000 Census
|State||July 1, 2004||April 1, 2000||Gain||%|
|9. North Carolina||8,541,221||8,046,491||494,730||6.1|