In 1630s, New England saw incredible growth.

Shortly after Jamestown was founded, Plymouth was settled.  For a couple of decades, the population grew relatively slowly, with the Dutch and the English being the two primary countries colonizing the area, primarily for the fur trade.  But in 5 years in the 1630s, New England’s population expanded from 300 to 5000 in a great migration.  Soon, people were moving inland, particularly to the Connecticut River valley.  Source: Empires, Furs and Fortune.  

In 1630s, New England saw incredible growth.