Census Shows VT Population Growing, But Slowly

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The U.S. Census Bureau says the number of Vermonters is continuing to grow, but the state has one of the slowest growth rates in the nation.

Census figures released Wednesday show Vermont added an estimated 711 people in the 12 months ending July 1, to 621,760.

Maine, Michigan and Rhode Island lost people in the last year.

The Burlington Free Press says Vermont’s slow population growth continues a trend that has lasted most of the past decade.

Vermont has the second smallest population of the 50 states. Wyoming is the smallest, but Wyoming had the fastest growth rate last year of any state.

Information for this report came from The Burlington Free Press.

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