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U.S. population growth slowed this decade

Posted at 3:05 PM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 18:05:29-05

U.S. population growth slowed this past decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s newly released national and state population estimates.

The report states the slowing is partially due to fewer births, more deaths and a decline in international migration to the U.S. over the past 10 years.

According to the report, U.S. population grew just 0.48% since July 2018. Growth has slowed every year since 2015.

U.S. population increased by 19.5 million since April 2010, averaging .66% per year compared to an average of .97% last decade, according to the report.

Slower Growth for Nation's Population[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

This year, natural increase dropped to 957,000, marking the first time in at least four decades that it slipped below a million.

Between 2018 and 2019, the nation’s population increased 595,000 due to net international migration, compared to 1,047,000 in 2016.

To read more about population trends from the past decade, click here.

Information provided by the United States Census Bureau.