New York will hang onto its claim of being the third most-populous state in the nation — for now, at least.
Some demographers had predicted that rapidly growing Florida would sail into the third-place spot in 2013. But the figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau put the Empire State ahead of Florida by 98,267 people.
That isn’t to say that Florida won’t eclipse New York soon.
The Sunshine State has been growing at a rate of 3.75 percent since 2010, according to the latest Census data.
New York’s rate of growth over the same time period: 1.3 percent.
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