Special Report

States Where the Population Has Grown the Most Since 1880

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50. Vermont
> Population growth, 1880 to 2020: 310,791 (+1.9 fold increase)
> Total population,1880: 332,286 — 19th smallest
> Total population, 2020: 643,077 — 2nd smallest

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49. Iowa
> Population growth, 1880 to 2020: 1.6 million (+2.0 fold increase)
> Total population,1880: 1,624,615 — 10th largest
> Total population, 2020: 3,190,369 — 20th smallest

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48. Maine
> Population growth, 1880 to 2020: 713,423 (+2.1 fold increase)
> Total population,1880: 648,936 — 24th smallest
> Total population, 2020: 1,362,359 — 9th smallest

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47. Mississippi
> Population growth, 1880 to 2020: 1.8 million (+2.6 fold increase)
> Total population,1880: 1,131,597 — 18th largest
> Total population, 2020: 2,961,279 — 17th smallest

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46. Kentucky
> Population growth, 1880 to 2020: 2.9 million (+2.7 fold increase)
> Total population,1880: 1,648,690 — 8th largest
> Total population, 2020: 4,505,836 — 25th smallest

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