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Nevada Was The Nation's Fastest-Growing State This Year — Passing 3 Million People

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada is now home to more than 3 million people.

The U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday released the latest state population figures as of July 1. They show Nevada's population increased by almost 62,000 people or about 2.1 percent between July 2017 and July 2018.

The Silver State and Idaho are sharing the designation of the nation's fastest-growing state.

More than 333,000 people have moved to Nevada since the beginning of the decade. Nevada is now the 32nd most populous state, immediately ahead of Arkansas and Mississippi.

The figures show the United States' population has grown to more than 327 million.

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