Top 10 Slowest Growing U.S. States

Can you guess the states that recorded the lowest percentage population growth between 1960 and 2019?
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Last updated: January 21, 2020
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- 3.49%
West Virginia
+ 12.9%
Pennsylvania
+ 14.3%
Iowa
+ 15.6%
New York
+ 20.0%
Ohio
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State
+ 20.2%
North Dakota
+ 23.6%
Rhode Island
+ 25.3%
Illinois
+ 27.3%
Michigan
+ 29.7%
South Dakota
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Level 81
Jan 21, 2020
Interestingly, go ahead one decade to start at 1970 and Michigan's growth drops by more than half to 12.5%. The decline of domestic cars was not kind to the state.

Start at 1980 and West Virginia's loss more than doubles to -7.4%.

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Level 67
Jan 22, 2020
Largely rust belt states and states where white flight often meant fleeing to suburbs across state lines (e.g., Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island). Was a bit confused about North and South Dakota, especially since they've been growing a lot faster lately.
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Level 82
Jan 22, 2020
I was also surprised by the Dakotas. Maybe their boom is too recent to significantly effect the overall trend since 1960?
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Level 56
Mar 9, 2020
I think people als move away from the Dakota's because there is not much to do in Dakota.
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Level 42
Mar 9, 2020
Well besides the oil boom, no one wants to live here
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Level 30
Nov 19, 2020
I spelled Pennsylvania wrong so I missed it LMAO