The AL.com article is linked below.
AL.com: Alabama's Low but Steady Annual Population Growth Rate
"Alabama's population grew to 4,833,722 in 2013, putting it just ahead of South Carolina and just behind Colorado.
The state's population grew by about 16,200 persons from 2012 to 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated this week, or 0.336 percent. In 2012, it grew by 0.331 percent, and in 2011 by 0.335 percent -- that's as steady as it gets when you're talking population growth.
Put it all together, and Alabama's population is up by an even 1 percent since 2010, when the last major census was conducted.
That growth puts Alabama in the bottom half among states on a percentage basis, or 36th since 2010. Slightly more than half the states have grown by at least 2 percent since then, with Massachusetts just missing that mark (1.97 percent)."
---Alex Walsh, AL.com