Percent Change in Population by U.S. County (1990 – 2017)

Today the US has a population of 329 million people, making it the 3rd most populous country in the world. California and Texas are the most populous states. New York City is the most populous city in the US.

The US population almost quadruplicate during the 20th century — at a growth rate of about 1.3% a year — from about 76M in 1900 to 281M in 2000. It is estimated to have reached the 200M mark in 1967, and the 300M mark in 2006.

Percent Change in Population by County (1990 - 2017)

The fastest growing counties in the United States (% change)
1. Douglas (Colorado) +444
2. Forsyth (Georgia) +409
3. Loudoun (Virginia) +356
4. Sumter (Florida) +294
5. Williamson (Texas) +289
6. Paulding (Georgia) +279
7. Henry (Georgia) +277
8. Flagler (Florida) +275
9. Rockwall (Texas) +274
10. Pinal (Arizona) +269
11. Lincoln (South Dakota) +267
12. Collin (Texas) +264
13. Washington (Utah) +237
14. Fort Bend (Texas) +235
15. Teton (Idaho) +229
16. Hays (Texas) +226
17. Osceola (Florida) +220
18. Kendal (Illinois) +219
19. Wasatch (Utah) +217
20. Montgomery (Texas) +210

The fastest shrinking counties in the United States (% change)
1. Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon (Alaska) -69
2. Wrangell-Petersburg (Alaska) -64
3. McDowell (West Virginia) -47
4. Terrel (Texas) – 41
5. Alexander (Illinois) -40
6. Aleutians West (Alaska) -39
7. Chattahoochee (Georgia) -38
8. Cavalier (North Dakota) -37
9. Cottle (Texas) -37
10. Monroe (Arkansas) -37
11. Towner (North Dakota) -37
12. Bristol Bay (Alaska) -37
13. Sharkey (Mississippi) -37
14. Esmeralda (Nevada) -36
15. Sheridan (North Dakota) -35
16. Cochran (Texas) -35
17. Tensas (Louisiana) -35
18. Culberson (Texas) -34
19. Cimarron (Oklahoma) -34
20. Lane (Kansas) -34

Related posts:
– U.S. Population Density (1990 – 2017)
– U.S. Non-Hispanic White Population by County (1990 – 2017)

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