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State's population ticks up

CASPER — Wyoming’s population is growing faster than the country’s.

The state’s population grew by 1,536 people between July of 2020 and 2021, according to data from the census bureau. That’s an increase of 0.3%, above the nationwide average of 0.1% in the same time period.

Data also shows more people moving into Wyoming since July 2020.

Over a year, 1,368 more people moved to the state than left it, an announcement from state economist Dr. Wenlin Liu said.

Between 2014 and 2019, Liu said, Wyoming saw more people leave than arrive in the state each year. While the state lost a net of 474 peopl...

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