(And in case you were wondering who the top 2 have been these past 5 years, in every year it's been Arizona and Nevada. Talk about wandering tribes in the desert!)
Note that these figures are from July to July, so the latter half of this year won't show up until the December 2007 release of data.
Though we've dropped to #9 in % ranking, we're still #2 in total population gained (2nd only to Texas), with 321,697 added. That comes to 881 people per day (and we all know that figure is dropping as we speak). So tell your local realtor to stop spouting off the "1,000 people a day" figure that's been quoted ad nauseum during the bubble.
The bottom line - for the first time in decades, we're almost assuredly dropping out of the top 10 next year. What a surprise.
Full Article from US Census Bureau
Oh, and if I don't get a chance to post before next Monday, have a wonderful Christmas Weekend!!!