The U.S. Census Bureau population estimates further confirmed what has been known since the beginning of this decade (2010), Texas is king of population growth and domestic migration. Newgeography's Wendell Cox reports on the South's strong showing in the census, having 80% of the fastest growing large counties as well as the fastest domestic migration rate.
The Midwest and the Northeast, on the other hand, struggled to in terms oaf population growth and found themselves on the opposite side of the spectrum:
Overall, the largest counties added approximately 1.53 million residents over the past year. More than one half of that net domestic migration was in 19 counties of the South, 11 in the West, none in the Midwest and none in the Northeast. Three quarters of the net domestic migration was in just 52 of the 135 counties, with the South accounting for 30 counties.