U.S. Census Bureau data released on Tuesday reveals that the population has slowed to the lowest rate in American history, increasing 0.1 percent from July 2020 to July 2021, but still increased to the highest total in history — hitting 331,893,745 residents. Immigration to the U.S., legal and illegal, contributed to about 62 percent of the population growth seen in the last year, the first time that immigration has exceeded natural increase for any given year.
For comparison, the U.S. population in 1970 stood at 203 million residents.
Natural increase in the population, determined by the number of excess births over deaths from July 2020 to July 2021, contributed to about 38 percent of the 0.1 percent growth.
Meanwhile, net immigration to the U.S. contributed to about 62 percent of the population growth seen in the last year, the first time that immigration has exceeded natural increase for any given year.
Predictions are that the increase will translate to denser communities, an increase in vehicle traffic, strained public infrastructure, and more development across once rural areas.
The totals come as newly released Census Bureau data showed that the nation’s foreign-born population has hit a record 46.2 million with much of the increases occurring in California, Florida, Arizona, Wisconsin, and Virginia.
VA Patriot says
Stop murdering babies through abortion and the population would continue to grow. It is a crime that anyone thinks it is ok to murder a baby.
Blue Hoss says
How the hell does a woman have the right to kill all the babies ahe can produce, but men go to jail for murder? You can not be a Christian and support abortion. You can not be a good person and support abortion. Many woman are no more than serial killers.