Dec 21, 2021

US Population Growth at Lowest Rate in Pandemic’s 1st Year

From an article by Mike Schneider and published by the Associated Press:

“U.S. population growth dipped to its lowest rate since the nation’s founding during the first year of the pandemic as the coronavirus curtailed immigration, delayed pregnancies and killed hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents, according to figures released Tuesday.

“The United States grew by only 0.1%, with an additional 392,665 added to the U.S. population from July 2020 to July 2021, bringing the nation’s count to 331.8 million people, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

“The U.S. has been experiencing slow population growth for years but the pandemic exacerbated that trend. This past year was the first time since 1937 that the nation’s population grew by less than 1 million people.

“’I was expecting low growth but nothing this low,’ said William Frey, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s metropolitan policy program, Brookings Metro. ‘It tells us that this pandemic has had a huge impact on us in all kinds of ways, and now demography.’”

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