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West, South are fastest growing in latest census data
West, South are fastest growing in latest census data

Eight of the fastest growing states are in the South or West, according to the latest U.S. census data, and five of those growing are Sun Belt states as the nation continues its political, economic and social redistribution. The U.S. Census Bureau produces population estimates each year, statistics the agency says help planners make policy decisions during the period between the mandated counts every decade. The decennial count is used to apportion congressional seats among the states, though the decision on how to carve  specific districts is left to the states themselves where rival parties often compete for control. Though the data are just an estimate, they still indicate...

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