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An earlier version of this story misstated the number of new Georgia residents.

Georgia added 102,584 residents in 2014, pushing the population of the Peach State above 10 million for the first time, the U.S. Bureau of Census said today.

In its annual population estimates for the states, the census bureau ranked Georgia as the nation's 8th biggest state. 

Last year, Tennessee added 52,083 residents to boost the population of the Volunteer State to more than 6.5 million, while Alabama added 15,381 residents to raise its population above 4.8 million.

By adding an average of 803 new residents each day between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014, Florida passed New York to become the nation's third most populous state. Florida's population grew by 293,000 over this period, reaching 19.9 million. The population of New York increased by 51,000 to 19.7 million.

California remained the nation's most populous state in 2014, with 38.8 million residents, followed by Texas, at 27.0 million. Although the list of the 10 most populous states overall was unchanged, two other states did change positions, as North Carolina moved past Michigan to take the ninth spot.

North Dakota was the nation's fastest-growing state over the last year. Its population increased 2.2 percent, followed by the 1.7 percent growth in Nevada and Texas. Each of the 10 fastest-growing states was in the South or West with the exception of North Dakota.

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