A new census report has ranked Arizona third in percentage growth rate from July 2018 to July 2019, with more than 120,000 newcomers moving to the Grand Canyon state.
Only Texas and Florida added more residents during the time period.
“The credit goes to the entrepreneurs, innovators, educators, law enforcement officers, volunteers and more who make Arizona the best state to live, work, play and get an education,” Gov. Doug Ducey said in a press release.
The growing population in Arizona in the past year is part of a trend that has held true for the past five years.
The year before, the state had the fourth-highest percentage growth rate. Arizona has added approximately 550,000 residents since 2015.
Illinois and New York both lost thousands of residents in the past year, according to the report.
“Arizona’s budget is balanced, our economy is booming, and we have more people choosing our state than nearly anywhere in the country,” Ducey said.
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