New York lost 319,020 inhabitants (drilled 20 million) and California, 261,902, although it remains the most populous state in the United States.
According to a report from the United States Census Bureau, in 2021, the country registered the slowest population growth since the founding of the Nation.
In the last year, the population increased by 392,665 inhabitants, that is, 0.1%, reaching a total of 331,893,745. The low percentage is attributed to the decrease in net international migration, the decrease in fertility and the increase in mortality due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On the other hand, between July 1, 2020 and July 1, 2021, population growth was due to the natural increase, which is the number of births in excess of deaths and net international migration, which it is the difference between the number of people entering and leaving the country.
Along these lines, this is the first time that net international migration (244,622) exceeds the natural increase in a given year (148,043).
When breaking down the data by region, the South, with 127,225,329 inhabitants, was the most populated (comprising 38.3% of the national population) and was the only one that had a positive net internal migration of 657,682 (the movement of people from one area to another). For its part, the northeast was the least populated region with 57,159,838 inhabitants.
Regarding the states, between 2020 and 2021, 33 experienced population increases, while the other 17 and the District of Columbia lost it. In this sense, Texas, with 29,527,941 inhabitants, had the highest increase thanks to net international migration and net national (or internal) migration.
Among all, California (39,237,836), Texas (29,527,941) and Florida (21,781,128) were the three states that registered populations of more than 20 million people while New York (19,835,913) fell below that figure.The aforementioned Texas had a population increase of 310,288 and Florida, an increase of 211,196. Likewise, New York lost 319,020 inhabitants and California, 261,902.
According to Republicans, internal migration to states governed by leaders of that party (Texas and Florida, for example) and the exodus of the Blues (such as New York and California), show disenchantment with the Democrats
In total, the 50 states and the District of Columbia registered positive net international migration: Florida (38,590), Texas (27,185) and New York (18,307) stood out above the rest.
However, 20 states and the District of Columbia lost residents due to net national migration.