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31 States Where Population Has Gone Up Since the Pandemic

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11. North Carolina
> 1-year change in population: 0.9%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 10,457,177
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 10,551,162
> Avg. new COVID cases, past 7 days 18,802.86

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10. South Dakota
> 1-year change in population: 0.9%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 887,099
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 895,376
> Avg. new COVID cases, past 7 days 1,124.29

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9. Nevada
> 1-year change in population: 1.0%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 3,114,071
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 3,143,991
> Avg. new COVID cases, past 7 days 3,793.57

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8. Florida
> 1-year change in population: 1.0%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 21,569,932
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 21,781,128
> Avg. new COVID cases, past 7 days 24,682.86

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7. Texas
> 1-year change in population: 1.1%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 29,217,653
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 29,527,941
> Avg. new COVID cases, past 7 days 35,168.86

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