The U.S. experienced a population increase of more than 10 million people from 2010 to 2014, of which approximately 60 percent was due to a natural increase and 40 percent was due to net migration. Three out of eleven states experienced a greater net migration than natural increase, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Three states experienced a negative domestic migration over the four-year period, Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi. The state of Mississippi is the only state in the Southeast Region that experienced a negative net migration (combining both international and domestic migration).
The aforementioned population change of 10 million people accounts for a 3.3 percent population change in the U.S. from 2010 to 2014. The Hispanic/Latino population growth from 2010 to 2014 in the U.S. was 9.7 percent. The Hispanic/Latino population growth from 2010 to 2014 in the combined Southeast Region was measured at 12.9 percent. Louisiana and Virginia experienced the greatest percentage of Hispanic/Latino population growth, 16.8 and 16.7 percent respectively.
Of the 1,008 counties in the Southeast Region, 31 counties witnessed a Hispanic/Latino population growth of 50 percent or more from 2010 to 2014. Approximately one-quarter of the counties experiencing proportionally larger Hispanic/Latino population growth are in Virginia (7), followed by Alabama (5), Georgia (3), Louisiana (3), Tennessee (3) and Arkansas (1).