Population Data Series
2016 Population Estimates

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the nation’s population increased from 320.9 million (July 2015) to 323.1 million (July 2016) — adding 2.2 million new residents. On average, the U.S. population has increased about 0.7 percent per year since 2011.

North Dakota had the fastest rate of growth at 2.0 percent. Rounding out the list of most rapidly growing states are the District of Columbia (1.96 percent), Texas (1.73 percent), Utah (1.67 percent), Colorado (1.65 percent) and Nevada (1.63 percent). Population totals decreased in four states by less than one percent: West Virginia (-0.26 percent), Illinois (-0.09 percent), Vermont (-0.07 percent), and Connecticut (-0.07 percent).

The most populous states in the U.S. are California (39.2million), Texas (27.8), Florida (20.6), New York (19.7), Illinois (12.9) and Pennsylvania (12.8). States with the largest one-year, July to July, population gains were Texas (+432,957), Florida (+525,367), California (+256,077), and Washington (+127,710).

U.S. State Populations by Rank
2015-2016 Mid-Year Population Estimates
State Population Rank 2016 2015 1 yr Change Pct Change 2015 - 2016 Pct Change 2011- 2016 5-YR AVG % Change
United States   323,127,513 320,896,618 2,230,895 0.7% 3.7% 0.73%
California 1 39,250,017 38,993,940 256,077 0.7% 4.2% 0.82%
Texas 2 27,862,596 27,429,639 432,957 1.6% 8.6% 1.67%
Florida 3 20,612,439 20,244,914 367,525 1.8% 7.9% 1.50%
New York 4 19,745,289 19,747,183 -1,894 0.0% 1.2% 0.20%
Illinois 5 12,801,539 12,839,047 -37,508 -0.3% -0.5% -0.09%
Pennsylvania 6 12,784,227 12,791,904 -7,677 -0.1% 0.3% 0.06%
Ohio 7 11,614,373 11,605,090 9,283 0.1% 0.6% 0.12%
North Carolina 8 10,310,371 10,199,398 110,973 1.1% 5.1% 1.00%
Michigan 9 10,146,788 10,035,186 111,602 1.1% 5.1% 0.10%
Georgia 10 9,928,300 9,917,715 10,585 0.1% 0.5% 1.01%
New Jersey 11 8,944,469 8,935,421 9,048 0.1% 1.2% 0.23%
Virginia 12 8,411,808 8,367,587 44,221 0.5% 3.7% 0.73%
Washington 13 7,288,000 7,160,290 127,710 1.8% 6.8% 1.33%
Arizona 14 6,931,071 6,817,565 113,506 1.6% 7.2% 1.40%
Massachusetts 15 6,811,779 6,784,240 27,539 0.4% 3.0% 0.60%
Tennessee 16 6,651,194 6,595,056 56,138 0.8% 4.0% 0.80%
Indiana 17 6,633,053 6,612,768 20,285 0.3% 1.8% 0.40%
Missouri 18 6,093,000 6,076,204 16,796 0.3% 1.4% 0.27%
Maryland 19 6,016,447 5,994,983 21,464 0.4% 3.0% 0.58%
Wisconsin 20 5,778,708 5,767,891 10,817 0.2% 1.2% 0.24%
Colorado 21 5,540,545 5,448,819 91,726 1.7% 8.2% 1.60%
Minnesota 22 5,519,952 5,482,435 37,517 0.7% 3.2% 0.60%
South Carolina 23 4,961,119 4,894,834 66,285 1.3% 6.2% 1.40%
Alabama 24 4,863,300 4,853,875 9,425 0.2% 1.3% 0.30%
Louisiana 25 4,681,666 4,668,960 12,706 0.3% 2.3% 0.46%
Kentucky 26 4,436,974 4,424,611 12,363 0.3% 1.5% 0.31%
Oregon 27 4,093,465 4,024,634 68,831 1.7% 5.8% 1.14%
Oklahoma 28 3,923,561 3,907,414 16,147 0.4% 3.6% 0.71%
Connecticut 29 3,576,452 3,584,730 -8,278 -0.2% -0.4% -0.07%
Iowa 30 3,134,693 3,121,997 12,696 0.4% 2.3% 0.45%
Utah 31 3,051,217 2,990,632 60,585 2.0% 8.3% 1.60%
Mississippi 32 2,988,726 2,989,390 -664 0.0% 0.4% 0.10%
Arkansas 33 2,988,248 2,977,853 10,395 0.3% 1.7% 0.26%
Nevada 34 2,940,058 2,883,758 56,300 1.9% 8.2% 1.62%
Kansas 35 2,907,289 2,906,721 568 0.0% 1.3% 0.30%
New Mexico 36 2,081,015 2,080,328 687 0.0% 0.2% 0.03%
Nebraska 37 1,907,116 1,893,765 13,351 0.7% 3.5% 0.70%
West Virginia 38 1,831,102 1,841,053 -9,951 -0.5% -1.3% -0.30%
Idaho 39 1,683,140 1,652,828 30,312 1.8% 6.2% 1.22%
Hawaii 40 1,428,557 1,425,157 3,400 0.2% 3.7% 0.73%
New Hampshire 41 1,334,795 1,330,111 4,684 0.4% 1.2% 0.20%
Maine 42 1,331,479 1,329,453 2,026 0.2% 0.2% 0.00%
Rhode Island 43 1,056,426 1,055,607 819 0.1% 0.4% 0.08%
Montana 44 1,042,520 1,032,073 10,447 1.0% 4.5% 0.88%
Delaware 45 952,065 944,076 7,989 0.8% 4.9% 0.95%
South Dakota 46 865,454 857,919 7,535 0.9% 5.0% 0.98%
North Dakota 47 757,952 756,835 1,117 0.1% 10.6% 2.00%
Alaska 48 741,894 737,709 4,185 0.6% 2.7% 0.50%
District of Columbia 49 681,170 670,377 10,793 1.6% 9.8% 1.90%
Vermont 50 624,594 626,088 -1,494 -0.2% -0.3% -0.10%
Wyoming 51 585,501 586,555 -1,054 -0.2% 3.1% 0.62%

Missouri— ranked 18th by population size— had 6,093,000 residents. The state gained 16,796 new residents between July 2015 and July 2016. Neighboring Tennessee added 56,183 residents; neighboring Illinois lost about 37,508 residents.

Tennessee and Nebraska had the largest one year percentage increases among states that surround Missouri: 0.84 and 0.70 percent, respectively. Kansas had the smallest increase at 0.02 percent.

MISSOURI and SURROUNDING STATES
2015-2016 Mid-Year Population Estimates
State Population Rank Population July 2016 Population July 2015 Absolute Change Percent Change Census 2011 Population Percent Change 2011-2016
Illinois 5 12,801,539 12,839,047 -37,508 -30.0% 12,860,012 -0.5%
Tennessee 16 6,651,194 6,595,056 56,138 0.8% 6,397,634 4.0%
Missouri 18 6,093,000 6,076,204 16,796 0.3% 6,010,717 1.4%
Kentucky 26 4,436,974 4,424,611 12,363 0.3% 4,369,354 1.5%
Oklahoma 28 3,923,561 3,923,561 16,147 0.4% 3,786,274 3.6%
Iowa 30 3,134,693 3,121,997 12,696 0.4% 3,065,223 2.3%
Arkansas 33 2,988,248 2,977,853 10,395 0.3% 2,939,493 1.7%
Kansas 35 2,907,289 2,906,721 568 0.0% 2,869,503 1.3%
Nebraska 37 1,907,116 1,893,765 13,351 0.7% 1,842,283 3.5%
Source: American Community Survey, Annual Population Estimates, Table PEPANNRES      

2015 Population Change Estimates Map of US

Missouri County Population

St. Louis County continues to have the largest Missouri population with 998,581 followed by Jackson County (691,801), St. Charles (390,918), St. Louis city (311,404) and Greene County (288,690). The county with the smallest population in Missouri is Worth County with only 2,024 residents.

St. Charles County had the largest population increase with 5,747 new residents followed by Jackson County (5,428), Clay (3,614), Platte (2,092) and Boone (2,048). The largest percentage increase was Platte County with a 2.2 percent increase. Five counties tied with a 1.5 percent increase which included Webster, Clay, Scotland, Livingston and St. Charles counties.

Missouri County Population Change 2015 to 2016
County 2015 Population 2016 Population Population Change %Change
Adair 25,430 25,359 -71 -0.3%
Andrew 17,291 17,350 59 0.3%
Atchison 5,301 5,293 -8 -0.2%
Audrain 26,082 26,021 -61 -0.2%
Barry 35,766 35,732 -34 -0.1%
Barton 11,877 11,908 31 0.3%
Bates 16,410 16,417 7 0.0%
Benton 18,687 18,839 152 0.8%
Bollinger 12,161 12,052 -109 -0.9%
Boone 174,546 176,594 2,048 1.2%
Buchanan 89,016 88,938 -78 -0.1%
Butler 42,859 42,739 -120 -0.3%
Caldwell 9,020 9,062 42 0.5%
Callaway 44,739 45,078 339 0.8%
Camden 44,329 44,497 168 0.4%
Cape Girardeau 78,577 78,913 336 0.4%
Carroll 8,945 8,913 -32 -0.4%
Carter 6,250 6,168 -82 -1.3%
Cass 101,496 102,845 1,349 1.3%
Cedar 13,944 14,016 72 0.5%
Chariton 7,592 7,516 -76 -1.0%
Christian 83,282 84,401 1,119 1.3%
Clark 6,810 6,723 -87 -1.3%
Clay 235,471 239,085 3,614 1.5%
Clinton 20,635 20,610 -25 -0.1%
Cole 76,780 76,631 -149 -0.2%
Cooper 17,616 17,712 96 0.5%
Crawford 24,487 24,302 -185 -0.8%
Dade 7,596 7,631 35 0.5%
Dallas 16,413 16,448 35 0.2%
Daviess 8,252 8,209 -43 -0.5%
DeKalb 12,645 12,613 -32 -0.3%
Dent 15,616 15,387 -229 -1.5%
Douglas 13,372 13,358 -14 -0.1%
Dunklin 30,877 30,535 -342 -1.1%
Franklin 102,382 102,838 456 0.4%
Gasconade 14,826 14,808 -18 -0.1%
Gentry 6,685 6,661 -24 -0.4%
Greene 287,924 288,690 766 0.3%
Grundy 10,062 10,165 103 1.0%
Harrison 8,613 8,556 -57 -0.7%
Henry 21,743 21,594 -149 -0.7%
Hickory 9,193 9,269 76 0.8%
Holt 4,471 4,448 -23 -0.5%
Howard 10,123 10,058 -65 -0.6%
Howell 40,135 40,210 75 0.2%
Iron 10,099 10,022 -77 -0.8%
Jackson 686,373 691,801 5,428 0.8%
Jasper 118,376 119,111 735 0.6%
Jefferson 223,908 224,226 318 0.1%
Johnson 53,874 53,942 68 0.1%
Knox 3,899 3,934 35 0.9%
Laclede 35,487 35,490 3 0.0%
Lafayette 32,679 32,618 -61 -0.2%
Lawrence 38,144 38,381 237 0.6%
Lewis 10,186 10,134 -52 -0.5%
Lincoln 54,675 55,267 592 1.1%
Linn 12,293 12,164 -129 -1.0%
Livingston 15,010 15,235 225 1.5%
McDonald 22,648 22,620 -28 -0.1%
Macon 15,321 15,170 -151 -1.0%
Madison 12,369 12,443 74 0.6%
Maries 8,958 8,858 -100 -1.1%
Marion 28,862 28,894 32 0.1%
Mercer 3,702 3,699 -3 -0.1%
Miller 25,076 25,206 130 0.5%
Mississippi 14,023 13,799 -224 -1.6%
Moniteau 15,913 16,018 105 0.7%
Monroe 8,560 8,558 -2 0.0%
Montgomery 11,699 11,620 -79 -0.7%
Morgan 20,158 20,213 55 0.3%
New Madrid 18,167 17,915 -252 -1.4%
Newton 58,567 58,694 127 0.2%
Nodaway 22,776 22,670 -106 -0.5%
Oregon 10,936 10,789 -147 -1.3%
Osage 13,626 13,664 38 0.3%
Ozark 9,407 9,237 -170 -1.8%
Pemiscot 17,442 17,073 -369 -2.1%
Perry 19,130 19,285 155 0.8%
Pettis 42,182 42,213 31 0.1%
Phelps 44,610 44,608 -2 0.0%
Pike 18,354 18,438 84 0.5%
Platte 96,217 98,309 2,092 2.2%
Polk 31,183 31,285 102 0.3%
Pulaski 53,156 52,654 -502 -0.9%
Putnam 4,863 4,853 -10 -0.2%
Ralls 10,177 10,224 47 0.5%
Randolph 25,090 24,989 -101 -0.4%
Ray 22,815 22,754 -61 -0.3%
Reynolds 6,418 6,455 37 0.6%
Ripley 13,811 13,817 6 0.0%
St. Charles 385,171 390,918 5,747 1.5%
St. Clair 9,450 9,272 -178 -1.9%
Ste. Genevieve 17,895 18,030 135 0.8%
St. Francois 66,446 66,627 181 0.3%
St. Louis 1,001,705 998,581 -3,124 -0.3%
Saline 23,109 22,980 -129 -0.6%
Schuyler 4,434 4,394 -40 -0.9%
Scotland 4,859 4,932 73 1.5%
Scott 39,004 38,745 -259 -0.7%
Shannon 8,233 8,168 -65 -0.8%
Shelby 6,132 6,082 -50 -0.8%
Stoddard 29,786 29,588 -198 -0.7%
Stone 30,902 31,047 145 0.5%
Sullivan 6,323 6,262 -61 -1.0%
Taney 54,333 54,735 402 0.7%
Texas 25,651 25,775 124 0.5%
Vernon 20,803 20,723 -80 -0.4%
Warren 33,545 33,802 257 0.8%
Washington 24,795 24,839 44 0.2%
Wayne 13,373 13,139 -234 -1.7%
Webster 37,526 38,106 580 1.5%
Worth 2,051 2,024 -27 -1.3%
Wright 18,257 18,286 29 0.2%
St. Louis City 314,875 311,404 -3,471 -1.1%

 

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