Category Archives: Population

The Difference International Migration Makes in Projections of the U.S. Population

Written by: Jennifer M. Ortman and David M. Armstrong Recent Census Bureau projections highlighted that international migration will likely become the main driver of growth of our nation’s population between 2027 and 2038. This range was created from different projections … Continue reading

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What a Difference Four Years Make: U.S. Population Projected to Grow at a Slower Pace Over the Next Five Decades

The U.S. population is projected to grow at a slower pace over the coming years than was projected four years ago, according to new population projections released today. So, how much is the U.S. population expected to grow over the … Continue reading

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Forgoing Alchemy, Tarot Cards, and Crystal Balls: Demographers Use Empirical Data to See How the Future Will Unfold

How Does the Census Bureau Measure the Future Population? Written by: Jennifer M. Ortman Have you ever wondered how the Census Bureau projects the future population of the United States? We start with a few basic questions: How many people … Continue reading

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The Graying of American Households

Written by: Jonathan Vespa and Jamie Lewis Thomas New statistics released today show that American households are increasingly older, with 39 percent headed by someone 45 to 64 years old. In addition, the percentage headed by someone at least age … Continue reading

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Faster vs. Bigger: Size and Growth of the Foreign-Born from Asia and Latin America

Rapid Growth Doesn’t Necessarily Trump a Big Population Base Written by: Elizabeth M. Grieco and Christine Gambino The foreign-born population from Asia increased over the last decade – from 8.2 million in 2000 to 11.6 million in 2011 – and … Continue reading

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