INTERACTIVE: Ohio gains population the 'natural' way

Census figures show loss in state's net migration

Ohio gained residents over the past three years, but more people moved out of the state than moved in.

U.S. Census Bureau estimates show the state’s population inched upward by less than a percentage point between April 2010 and July 2013. The latest annual national and state estimates were released Thursday.

The Buckeye state recorded a net increase of nearly 90,000 residents through “natural” means – more births than deaths during the period.

But those gains were tempered by a net loss of about 52,000 residents through “migration” – movement in and out of the state.

Nearly 50,000 more people moved into Ohio from outside the U.S. than left for foreign lands. But more than 102,000 more residents moved to another area of the U.S. than relocated here from another state.

With more than 11.5 million residents, Ohio still is the 7th most-populated state, trailing California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois and neighboring Pennsylvania.

But its growth rate since 2010 is the sixth slowest nationwide, with only Rhode Island, Maine, West Virginia, Michigan and Vermont recording lower rates.

North Dakota, with only about 723,000 residents, is the nation’s fastest growing state or area, followed by the District of Columbia, Texas, Utah and Colorado.

Tap here to see an interactive map and chart on how population has changed across the nation.

The interactive map and chart below show how population has changed across the nation.

Click on or roll over any area of the map to see 2010 and 2013 population estimates. Use the filter to chart how population has changed within each state.


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