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TOP TEN STATES, BY POPULATION CHANGE IN COASTAL COUNTIES, 1960-2010
  By number change    By percent change 
Rank State Number change Rank State Percent change
1 California 13,130,000 1 Florida 270.1%
2 Florida 10,360,000 2 Alaska 239.8
3 Texas 3,732,000 3 New Hampshire 198.0
4 Washington 2,578,000 4 Texas 161.9
5 Virginia 1,903,000 5 Virginia 150.8
6 New York 1,400,000 6 Washington 144.4
7 New Jersey 1,275,000 7 South Carolina 125.1
8 Maryland 938,000 8 Hawaii 115.2
9 Massachusetts 826,000 9 North Carolina 114.4
10 Hawaii 728,000 10 California 107.2

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau (http://www.census.gov/dataviz/visualizations/039/508.php).

 
TOP TEN STATES, BY POPULATION CHANGE IN COASTAL COUNTIES, 1960-2008
  Total change   Percent change
Rank State By change
in number
Rank State By percent
change
1 California 12,907,103 1 Florida 262%
2 Florida 10,035,878 2 Alaska 226
3 Texas 3,566,531 3 New
Hampshire
200
4 Washington 2,465,351 4 Texas 155
5 Virginia 1,725,133 5 Washington 138
6 New
York 
1,623,672 6 Virginia 130
7 New
Jersey
1,189,466 7 South
Carolina
118
8 Maryland 885,309 8 North
Carolina
106
9 Massachusetts 817,703 9 California 105
10 Hawaii 655,426 10 Hawaii 104

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Decennial Census of Population and Housing: 1960 to 2000; Population Estimates Program: 2008.