Northeast sees little population growth in 2016

On Tuesday, the U.S. Census Bureau released their updated national and state population estimates for 2010 through 2016. Utah is expected to see the largest percentage increase in population in 2016 at 2 percent, while West Virginia is expected to see the largest percentage decline at .5 percent.

In Connecticut the Office of Policy and Management funded a study looking at population projections through 2025 and The Day published a series of stories looking at declining school enrollments in southeast Connecticut .

According to the new Census data, Connecticut has seen declines in population since 2014 and this year's decline is expected to be .23 percent. Across the country, the West and South has seen the largest increases in population while the Northeast has experience the slowest growth.

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