2012 U.S. County Population Map
The following map shows changes in county population, comparing 2012 estimates with 2010 Census counts. Click or mouse over a county to view detailed population data. Zoom out or pan the map to view population data for Alaska, Hawaii and other areas of the U.S.
Areas are shaded based on a county's percentage population change.
|< -2%||> -2%||> 0%||> 2%|
Rural populations are shrinking as Americans migrate to cities and suburbs. As a result, rural areas are mobilizing to grow and convince residents to stay.
Regions in the southwest, Colorado and Florida added the most residents in 2011.