Special Report

How Every State’s Population Changed in the Last Year

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30. Wyoming
> July 2018 – July 2019 pop. change: +0.2% (+1,158)
> Population, July 2019: 578,759 (the smallest)
> 2017-2018 employment change: -2,869 (-1.0% – 2nd lowest)
> 2018 unemployment: 4.1% (15th highest)
> 2018 median home value: $230,500 (24th highest)

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29. Iowa
> July 2018 – July 2019 pop. change: +0.2% (+6,452)
> Population, July 2019: 3.2 million (20th smallest)
> 2017-2018 employment change: +17,893 (+1.1% – 22nd highest)
> 2018 unemployment: 2.5% (3rd lowest)
> 2018 median home value: $152,000 (9th lowest)

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28. Missouri
> July 2018 – July 2019 pop. change: +0.3% (+15,805)
> Population, July 2019: 6.1 million (18th largest)
> 2017-2018 employment change: +8,468 (+0.3% – 11th lowest)
> 2018 unemployment: 3.2% (13th lowest)
> 2018 median home value: $162,600 (13th lowest)

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27. Wisconsin
> July 2018 – July 2019 pop. change: +0.3% (+15,028)
> Population, July 2019: 5.8 million (20th largest)
> 2017-2018 employment change: +1,842 (+0.1% – 7th lowest)
> 2018 unemployment: 3.0% (11th lowest)
> 2018 median home value: $188,500 (22nd lowest)

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26. Arkansas
> July 2018 – July 2019 pop. change: +0.3% (+8,071)
> Population, July 2019: 3.0 million (18th smallest)
> 2017-2018 employment change: +3,807 (+0.3% – 13th lowest)
> 2018 unemployment: 3.7% (24th lowest)
> 2018 median home value: $133,100 (3rd lowest)

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