A new report from the Census Bureau found Maryland had a population increase throughout the 2010s.
The first half of the decade saw sizable growth in the state, with population increases of about 30,000 to 50,000 per year, while the second half saw population increases of about 10,000 to 20,000 per year.
This is a bit less overall population growth per capita than the United States the same time period, which saw an increase from about 309 million to 328 million, or about six percent. The data shows a slower increase than in the past, the Census says, due to fewer births and more deaths.
- 2010: 5,788,645
- 2011: 5,839,419
- 2012: 5,886,992
- 2013: 5,923,188
- 2014: 5,957,283
- 2015: 5,985,562
- 2016: 6,003,323
- 2017: 6,023,868
- 2018: 6,035,802
- 2019: 6,045,680
The biggest population loser in the country between 2018 and 2019 was New York, with a decrease of 76,790 people, or 0.4 percent. The biggest growth between 2018 and 2019 was seen in Texas with 367,215 more people.
Texas also had the biggest population increase throughout the decade, with 3,753,910 more people. Illinois took the other end of that record, with a loss of 168,682 people.
There are nine states with a population over 10 million: California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
Puerto Rico saw a decrease of 527,831 people over the decade. One quarter of this population decrease happened between 2017 and 2018, when Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
See the Census Bureau report on the population change from 2018 to 2019.
The South and West saw the most growth, the Northeast saw the least growth and the Midwest landed in the middle.
- 2010: 55,317,240 | 2019: 55,982,803
- 2010: 66,927,001 | 2019: 68,329,004
- 2010: 114,555,744 | 2019: 125,580,448
- 2010: 71,945,553 | 2019: 78,347,268