Arizona welcomed more than 107,000 new residents over the past year, topping the 7 million population mark for the first time, according to the Census Bureau.
Arizona tied for the fifth-fastest growing state, gaining population at a rate of 1.6 percent. The total resident count grew to 7.02 million residents in 2017 from 6.91 million in 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, which tracked changes from July 1 to July 1 both years.
Idaho was the nation’s fastest-growing state, increasing at a rate of 2.2 percent. Nevada was next, followed by Utah, Washington and then Arizona, which tied with Florida.
The U.S. population rose to 325.7 million as of mid-2017, up 2.3 million residents for the year.
California remained the nation’s most populous state with 39.54 million residents, followed by Texas, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania.