Which region of the United States experienced the greatest decrease in population by percentage from 2000-2004?

a. the northeast

b. the midwest

c. the south

d. the west

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  • 8 years ago
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    a. the northeast .Nine states in the Northeast and Midwest will also lose House seats: New York and Ohio will each lose two, while Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania will lose one seat each Population growth continued to shift to the South and West, which grew faster than the national average, while the Northeast and Midwest lagged far behind. Unlike the 1990s, when every state gained population, Michigan lost people between 2000 and 2010. (Puerto Rico also suffered a population loss.) The District of Columbia, which had lost population during the 1990s, grew 5 percent—the first increase since the 1940s.

    Among the 50 states, Nevada had the fastest population growth rate, although its 35 percent increase was the state’s lowest in 70 years. Four other states—Arizona, Idaho, Texas and Utah—also grew by more than 20 percent between 2000 and 2010. In fact, the 24 fastest-growing states in the past decade were in the West or South. Texas alone has gained 4.3 million residents since 2000, outpacing California as the state with largest numerical growth. Texas actually gained slightly more people during the 2000s than all the states in the Northeast and Midwest combined. Besides Michigan’s and Puerto Rico’s losses between 2000 and 2010, Rhode Island, Louisiana, and Ohio all grew by less than 2 percent during the decade.

    http://www.prb.org/Articles/2010/2010-unitedstates... What's Driving the Decline in U.S. Population Growth? http://www.prb.org/Articles/2012/us-population-gro... Most major U.S. cities show population declines http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/... --- Top 100 Population Declining Cities in USA http://localistica.com/usa/cities/population-decli... ----

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