Population in State is the number of residents in each state. Because the official U.S. Census is performed every ten years, we use the yearly intercensal population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. This study estimates the states' populations as of July 1 in the given year.
For an explanation of the population estimates methodology, see: https://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/technical-documentation/methodology/2010-2016/2016-natstcopr-meth.pdf
Population in State Ranking ranks all fifty states in the country with 1 being the most populous state and 50 being the least populous state in a given year.
Population in State Rate of Change Per 1,000 represents the change in state population in a given year for every 1,000 residents.
Reference: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division.
Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2022 (NST-EST2022-POP), Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Release Date: December 2022.