By adding an average of 38 new residents each day between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014,
population topped 4.4 million for the first time, according to new U.S. Census
Bureau state population estimates. Kentucky
Although the list of the 10 most populous states overall was unchanged, Florida passed New York to become the nation's third most populous states as North Carolina moved past Michigan to take the ninth spot.
Another milestone took place in
(ranked 8th), which saw its
population surpass 10 million for the first time. Georgia
as a whole saw its population
increase by 2.4 million to 318.9 million, or 0.75 percent. United
The Census Bureau produces population estimates each year, allowing the public to gauge the growth and demographic composition of the nation, states and communities.