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This Is the State That Will Grow the Most by 2040

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50. West Virginia
> Projected pop. change, 2020-2040: -7.8% (-140,117 people)
> 2020 population: 1,801,966 (13th lowest)
> 2040 projected population: 1,661,849 (12th lowest)

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49. Vermont
> Projected pop. change, 2020-2040: -3.4% (-21,003 people)
> 2020 population: 622,868 (2nd lowest)
> 2040 projected population: 601,865 (the lowest)

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48. Illinois
> Projected pop. change, 2020-2040: -3.1% (-393,624 people)
> 2020 population: 12,791,188 (6th highest)
> 2040 projected population: 12,397,564 (8th highest)

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47. Connecticut
> Projected pop. change, 2020-2040: -1.4% (-50,835 people)
> 2020 population: 3,593,542 (22nd lowest)
> 2040 projected population: 3,542,707 (20th lowest)

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46. Mississippi
> Projected pop. change, 2020-2040: -0.9% (-28,338 people)
> 2020 population: 2,990,498 (17th lowest)
> 2040 projected population: 2,962,160 (16th lowest)

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