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The 2000 Census

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Preliminary data from Census 2000 show that the U.S. population grew 13.2% between 1990 and 2000. Every state’s population increased, but rapid growth was concentrated in the South and West. Growth rates in the Midwest and Northeast lagged the national trend. Kentucky posted the highest growth rate among Fourth District states (9.7%), while West Virginia reported the second-lowest growth rate in the nation (0.8%, slower than all but North Dakota). Ohio’s population growth over the decade was 4.7% and Pennsylvania’s was 3.4%.


Suggested citation: "The 2000 Census," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Trends, no. 01-05, pp. 14-15, 05.01.2001.

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