The Number One: This is the fastest-growing state in America

Move over, North Dakota. There’s a new fastest-growing state in America, according to the latest tally from the U.S. Census Bureau released Tuesday.

Replete with stunning national parks, affordable housing and a booming economy, Utah just saw its population topple the 3-million mark. That’s a 2% rise from a year earlier, a pace that no other state was able to match over the same period of time.

It’s not just Utah, either. The surrounding area has also seen an influx of residents.

“States in the South and West continued to lead in population growth,” the Census Bureau’s Ben Bolender explained.

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