U.S. Population Growth At Lowest Rate Ever

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The United States has been experiencing slow population growth for years, mostly due to changing societal trends. But now the COVID19 pandemic has exacerbated that trend. America 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 new population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

U.S. rates dipped to their lowest numbers 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. In fact, this past year was the first time since 1937 that the nation’s population grew by less than 1 million people.

Once there’s a handle on the pandemic, the U.S. may eventually see a…

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