Special Report

31 States Where Population Has Gone Up Since the Pandemic

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26. Iowa
> 1-year change in population: 0.1%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 3,188,669
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 3,193,079
> Avg. new COVID cases, past 7 days 3,684.14

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25. Connecticut
> 1-year change in population: 0.1%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 3,600,260
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 3,605,597
> Avg. new COVID cases, past 7 days 2,238.43

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24. Missouri
> 1-year change in population: 0.2%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 6,154,481
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 6,168,187
> Avg. new COVID cases, past 7 days 7,755.00

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23. Washington
> 1-year change in population: 0.3%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 7,718,785
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 7,738,692
> Avg. new COVID cases, past 7 days 19,490.29

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22. Wyoming
> 1-year change in population: 0.3%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 577,267
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 578,803
> Avg. new COVID cases, past 7 days 1,233.14

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