Annual Population Estimates

Monitoring changes in the size, movement and characteristics of population is an important barometer of well-being. A region can't thrive without people choosing to live there either by the happenstance of birth and opting to stay, or by choosing to relocate from somewhere else. The U.S. Census Bureau is the primary source of demographic data in the United States. The primary surveys which include data at the sub-state level are the American Community Survey, the Decennial Census and the population estimates and projections program. The Population Estimates Program publishes total resident population estimates and demographic components of change (births, deaths, and migration) each year for the nation, states, and counties.

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