TOP TEN STATES, BY POPULATION CHANGE IN COASTAL COUNTIES, 1960-2008
  Total change   Percent change
Rank State By change
in number
Rank State By percent
change
1 California 12,907,103 1 Florida 262%
2 Florida 10,035,878 2 Alaska 226
3 Texas 3,566,531 3 New
Hampshire
200
4 Washington 2,465,351 4 Texas 155
5 Virginia 1,725,133 5 Washington 138
6 New
York 
1,623,672 6 Virginia 130
7 New
Jersey
1,189,466 7 South
Carolina
118
8 Maryland 885,309 8 North
Carolina
106
9 Massachusetts 817,703 9 California 105
10 Hawaii 655,426 10 Hawaii 104

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Decennial Census of Population and Housing: 1960 to 2000; Population Estimates Program: 2008.