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Indiana population growth continues to lag behind U.S.

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New population estimates show Indiana's population continues growing at a slower rate than the national average, but is increasing faster than its four neighboring states.

Census Bureau estimates released Monday show Indiana's population grew by about 33,000 people from 2012 to 2013, giving it a 0.51 percent growth rate. Nationally, the population is estimated to have risen by 0.7 percent over those two years.

Indiana's population growth rate between 2012 and 2013 was better than the neighboring states of Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.

Kentucky's growth rate was the highest of those four at 0.35 percent.

The Census Bureau says North Dakota, Utah, Colorado and Texas had the nation's fastest growth rates in 2013.

Indiana's estimated 6.57 million residents gave it the nation's 16th-largest population in 2013.

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  • Driving people away?
    How can you say that anything is driving people away from Indiana?? Did we not gain 33,000+ individuals in 1 year?? Did you realize that 50% of the total growth in the entire country came from 5 states?? Thats it... Half the growth of our ENTIRE country came from just 5 states. Please do your research in the future.
  • Research
    I did a little research on this data.. While it is true that Indiana's growth was below the national average, that is misleading. Indiana gained 33,120 residents last year and that ranks 19th among all states. That is more growth than large states like Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Michigan. It is also smaller than the growth of many of the Southern and West Coast states. Of course Texas, California and Florida are #'s 1, 2, and 3, as they are in most census growth statistics... So to say that we didn't grow because we are too conservative/liberal is completely false. Indiana did grow. Quite a lot in fact for just 1 year. We grew more than any of the 4 states we border. And we also grew more than any of the other Big Ten states (with the exception of Minnesota who beat us by ~7,500). So please get off your political high horse. Not every issue is political.
  • Failed Republican policies
    Just more proof that the Republican policies are failing Indiana and driving people away.
    • lol @ hoosier lib
      Ya im sure that the Liberal Utopia of Illinois is doing so much better than Indiana........... 13,000 people gained in Illinois in the past year compared to 33,000 for red Indiana. Hmm not to mention Liberal Illinois sends its governors to Federal Prison. Liberalism does NOT work.
    • Huh...
      I wonder why no one wants to move to state full of bigots and low-wage jobs. Not expanding Medicaid eligibility and slashing education funding should fix that...

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