An early look at population trends during the Great Recession:
In the year ended July 1, Texas added more people than any other state, and Wyoming had the highest growth rate in the nation. [...] Just three states shrank during the year. Michigan’s population fell by 0.33%, Maine dropped 0.11%, and Rhode Island lost 0.03%.
Wyoming is a classic case of high growth from a tiny base. Texas has been weathering the recession well, thanks to a relatively restrained housing market during the boom and continuing vitality in the energy industry.