United States population

U.S Population Growth Rate in Decline – currently 0.7% annual growth

According to the US Census Bureau there is one birth every 8 seconds, one death every 12 seconds, one international migrant (net) every 33 seconds, and a net gain of one person every 12 seconds in the United States.

Despite these statistics, the population growth rate in the U.S. has been on the decline for years. It hovered around 1.2% in the 1990’s, 1% in the early 2000’s and has been just over 0.7% since 2010. This slowing trend is expected to continue.

Why is population growth slowing in the U.S.?

As of the start of 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau puts the U.S. population at just over 320 million. This is up 0.73% from the beginning of 2014 meaning we’ve added an additional 2.3 million people during the past year. Yet while the total population grows, the rate at which it grows continues to decline, something that has happened every year since 2006.

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