10 least-popular states

In the past decade, people just didn't love these states as much as others. Here are the 10 states with the slowest population growth.

1 of 10
Least popular: Michigan
Population: 9,883,640
Growth rate: -0.6%
Unemployment rate: 12.4%

Michigan was the the only state in the nation to lose residents during the past decade. Of course, with the decline of the auto industry, many have predicting the state's demise.

Michigan had only grown only about 12% over the past 40 years.

Michigan was once popular, however: It's original great growth spurt came in the decades from 1900 through 1930, when it doubled in population to more than 4.8 million.

The war and post-war years also brought an influx of migrants who were looking for high-paying factory jobs.

NEXT: Runner-up: Rhode Island
Last updated December 21 2010: 1:46 PM ET
10 Fastest-Growing States Here are the 10 states with fastest growing populations for the past decade. You might be surprised by who is on the list. More
Best Places to LiveThese terrific small cities boast plenty of jobs, great schools, safe streets, low crime, lots to do and charm. More
25 Best Places to Retire Your post-work years are a time to improve your golf game, take up a new hobby, or just relax. Try these great college towns. More
  • Find Homes for sale
    Real estate and homes for sale on Trulia

  • Property Type
  • Find a home in:
  • New York | Atlanta | Chicago | Los Angeles
  • Washington D.C | Houston | Philadelphia | More options
Special Offer
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.