Colorado was the third fastest growing state in the U.S. last year, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report.
The state grew by 1.5 percent, increasing by more than 78,000 people from 5,189,458 in July 2012 to 5,268,367 as of July 2013.
Colorado trailed North Dakota at 3.1 percent growth and Utah at 1.6 percent among the states, while the District of Columbia added 2 percent growth.
Since the 2010 Census, Colorado’s population has jumped 4.8 percent, the fourth highest rate in the U.S.trailing North Dakota, Texas and Utah.
And while North Dakota’s top growth rate was fueled by the energy boom there, the total population last July stood at 723,393, the report said.
More detail on what drove the growth will be released this month.