Population change from the 2010 Census

A map of the U.S. population change rate, years 2000 to 2010.

Persistent outmigration of youth and natural decrease (an excess of deaths over births) fuel severe population loss throughout the Great Plains and in the Mississippi Delta; suburban expansion and amenity-based migration explain rapid population growth in the South and West. This map can be found in the Atlas of Rural and Small Town America on the ERS website, updated June 29, 2011.

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