The latest US Census Bureau report has showed that Florida has become the third most populous state in the country by surpassing New York.
The latest figures were released by the Census Bureau on Tuesday.
According to the report, Florida has a population of at least 19.9 million residents. The figure is likely higher as the officials have used the population data recorded till July 1 to create its estimate for the Census.
On the other hand, New York reported a population o 19.7 million residents.
Between 20133 and 2014, almost 300,000 new residents were added in Florida. This means roughly 800 new residents were added per day. In comparison, the population grew by only 51,000 over that time period in New York.
Meanwhile, California became the largest populous state followed by the second-largest Texas. California has a population of 38.8 million residents, while Texas has 27 million residents.
The other states that were in the top ten list are: Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina and Michigan. North Carolina slipped by Michigan to grab the ninth spot on the list.
Among the six states that witnessed a decline in population include Connecticut, West Virginia, Illinois, New Mexico, Vermont and Alaska.