US Population Continues Moving South, West
The US population continues its move southward and westward, according to the Census Bureau. By 2030, three states -- California, Florida and Texas -- will encompass nearly half of the nation's population growth.
By 2011, Florida will surpass New York as the third most populous state; California and Texas have the first and second largest populations, respectively. Arizona and North Carolina are expected to displace Michigan and New Jersey on the top 10 list of most populous states.
Nevada, Arizona, Florida, Texas and Utah (in that order) are expected to be the five fastest-growing states between now and 2030.