2022 Population Changes for Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota
Nearly 23,000 new people will be ringing in 2023 in Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota compared to last year.
The U.S. Census Bureau is out with their 2022 Population Estimates comparing numbers from last July to population projections from July of this year, and the Mount Rushmore State is among the biggest movers.
South Dakota's population grew from 896,164 in July 2021 to 909,824 in July 2022 (+13,660 people), which is an increase of 1.5 percent. That's the fifth-highest jump in America.
- Florida: +1.9%
- Idaho: +1.8%
- South Carolina: +1.7%
- Texas: +1.6%
- South Dakota: +1.5%
- Montana: +1.5%
- Delaware: +1.4%
- Arizona: +1.3%
- North Carolina: +1.3%
- Utah: +1.2%
South Dakota is one of only ten states to see increases of more than 1.1 percent.
Iowa and Minnesota were among 20 states to see population increases from 0.6 to 1.09 percent.
The North Star State saw its population go from 5,711,471 people in July 2021 to 5,717,184 this year (+5,713).
The Hawkeye State went from 3,197,689 in 2021 to 3,200,517 in 2022 (+2,818).
Despite all three states seeing an increase in population, the overall population of the 12-state Midwest region actually dropped by 48,910 people (-0.1%).
Overall, after a historically low rate of change between 2020 and 2021, the U.S. resident population increased by 0.4%, or 1,256,003, to 333,287,557 in 2022.
Texas saw the biggest overall increase, adding 470,708.
Florida was the fastest-growing state in 2022, with an annual population increase of 1.9%, resulting in a total resident population of 22,244,823.
Eighteen states experienced a population decline in 2022, with California (-343,230) and Illinois (-141,656) experiencing six-figure decreases.