Florida was named the second fastest growing U.S. state by the United States Census, following only Texas. Over 1,000 people moved to Florida per day on average in 2016. Utah, Nevada and Idaho beat Florida on a percentage basis, which ranks fourth at 1.82% population growth. People have been leaving northern states such as Connecticut, which feature high-tax and cold weather. In 2015 Florida took over from New York as the third most populous U.S. state, a gap that is now over 1 million people. In 2016 Florida saw 367,525 people move to the sunshine state to bring the population to 20,612,439.