Here are the fastest growing states (source - Ad Age Dec 22, 2010)
Here are the fastest growing states (by percentage):
|State||Growth from 2000|
Michigan showed the only loss. No states were expected to lose residents but North Dakota, West Virginia, Louisiana, Rhode Island, and Michigan had less than 1% growth in the last decade compared to 9% nationwide.
Today's release has its biggest implications for the US. Congress as it will determine the apportionment for the U.S. House of Representatives. But for marketers it confirms trends we have seen in the American Community Survey releases with warmer states in the South and West picking up residents from the North and East. The racial and ethnic breakdowns will start rolling out next year, giving marketers a detailed picture of the U.S. population by that tally.
These are numbers we'll follow even closer in the coming months trying to determine where the North American markets will be coming from, as all eyes continue to look towards China for continued strong international growth.