According to the latest population estimate issued by the U.S. Census Bureau, Georgia had 10,097,343 residents as of July 1st, 2014, an increase of 102,584 people year over year. The state remains the eighth most populous, with 1,496,820 fewer people than number seven Ohio.
California remains the state with the most people, with almost 39 million residents. It’s followed by Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina and Michigan. In this year’s count, Florida jumped ahead of New York to become number 3, and North Carolina jumped ahead of Michigan to become the ninth most populous.
38% of us are southerners. 24% live in the west, 21% live in the midwest, and only 18% live in the northeast. Population estimates for cities and regions will be released sometime next spring.