Population: 308,745,538

The 2010 U.S. Census Results Are Here!

by Stephen Von Worley on December 21, 2010

It’s official! According to the Census Bureau, on April 1, 2010, the total population of the United States was 308,745,538 residents. That’s 27.3 million more people than in 2000 – a ten-year increase of 9.7%.

Over the last decade, Nevada grew at the fastest rate, by 35.1% to 2.7 million. Michigan was the lone shrinking state, declining 0.6% to 9.8 million. Nearly one in eight U.S. residents now lives in California, which at 37.2 million, slots between the national populations of Algeria and Poland. Texas won big – gaining four seats in the House of Representatives – at the expense of Ohio and New York, which lost two each.

Want to learn more? Use the Census Bureau’s interactive app (above) to drill into the numbers and take a look at their press materials and data page for more details.

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