(an excerpt from Which U.S. States are Poised for the Greatest Population Growth?)

California is still the American mega-state, bar none. Everything about California’s future growth statistics is distinctive. And even though two million people moved out of the state in the past decade, the state still grew by three and a half million people. In the next 20 years, every age group in the state is projected to grow by at least 10%. As the number of seniors increases 130%, the overall state population will be increase by a spectacular 37%. That increase is equal to 12.6 million more residents. Sometime in the middle of this new century, California will be the first of the U.S. states to reach the 50-million mark. Just as a reality check, the entire United Kingdom currently has only 62 million citizens.

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