By Bob Katzen
New data released today by the United States Census Bureau indicates that the Bay State is the fastest growing state in the Northeast,” boasts Secretary of State and Massachusetts 2020 Census Liaison Bill Galvin. He added that Massachusetts is growing twice as fast as it did in the previous decade.
According to Galvin, the data suggests that the driving factor behind Massachusetts’ population growth is international immigration. While Massachusetts continues to lose population through residents moving to other states, that loss is offset by twice that number of people moving to Massachusetts from other countries.
“These numbers show how important it is that we ensure every person in Massachusetts is counted in the 2020 Census, whether or not they are United States citizens,” Galvin said. “More and more people living in Massachusetts are recent immigrants, and they have the right to be counted along with everyone else.”