US Census Bureau: Massachusetts Fastest Growing State in Northeast - NBC10 Boston

US Census Bureau: Massachusetts Fastest Growing State in Northeast

Since 2010, the population in Massachusetts has increased by an estimated 5.4 percent, reaching almost 7 million residents

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    US Census Bureau: Massachusetts Fastest Growing State in Northeast
    necn

    Massachusetts is the fastest growing state in the Northeast — with many of its newest residents coming from other countries.

    That's according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.

    Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin said the numbers show Massachusetts is growing twice as fast as it did in the previous decade.

    Since 2010, the population in Massachusetts has increased by an estimated 5.4 percent, reaching almost 7 million residents.

    Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

    Connecticut was the only Northeast state to lose population since 2010. Rhode Island gained population, but at a slower pace.

    Galvin said the driving factor behind Massachusetts' population growth appears to be international immigration.

    He said while Massachusetts continues to lose population by residents moving to other states, the loss is offset by twice that number of people moving to the state from other countries.


    Get the latest from NBC Boston anywhere, anytime:

    App

    Download our FREE app for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our e-mail newsletters.