Census Bureau Reports Decrease in Population Growth

Immigration and pregnancies down, death rate up.

The U.S. Census Bureau released reports on Tuesday revealing that the United States grew by only 0.1% in the past year. 392,665 people were added to the total population between July 2020 and July 2021, a number resulting from the drop in immigration and pregnancies combined with the death toll due to the coronavirus.

The Census Bureau stated, “Since the mid-2010’s, births and net international migration have been declining at the same time deaths have been increasing. The collective impact of these trends is slower population growth. This trend has been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in a historically slow population increase in 2021.”

This is the first time since 1937 that the U.S. population grew by less than 1 million.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For continued recovery at all levels for the United States from the impact of the pandemic.
  • That Congress would find these numbers useful as they craft legislation to address the issues tied to this information.
  • For U.S. Census Bureau officials as they continue to evaluate numbers and generate informative data.

Sources: AP, Census Bureau


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