From the Star Ledger:
New Jersey gained almost 27,000 residents in the last year, retaining its ranking as the 11th most populous state.
New Jersey was home to 8,938,175 people as of July 1, up 26,673 from July 1, 2013, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today.
The state remained ahead of No. 12-ranked Virginia, which gained more than twice as many people, 55,944, and had a population of 8,326,289.
Across the Hudson River, neighboring New York, once the nation’s most populous state, fell to No. 4 behind Florida.
As of July 1, Florida was home to 19.9 million people compared with 19.7 million for New York. The Sunshine State grew by 293,000 while New York added 51,000 people during that period.
California and Texas still occupied the top two spots.
The remainder of the top 10: Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina and Michigan.
Six states lost population: Illinois, West Virginia, Connecticut, New Mexico, Alaska and Vermont.