US population in 2020, slowest growth since 1937: report

US population in 2020, slowest growth since 1937: report


According to estimates by the Census Bureau released Tuesday, the United States’ population grew 0.1 percent in the year ended July 1, the slowest rate since the country was founded.

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According to estimates by the Census Bureau released Tuesday, the United States’ population grew 0.1 percent in the year ended July 1, the slowest rate since the country was founded.

According to the bureau, “slow growth may be linked to lower net international migration, lower fertility and increased death rates in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic”.

According to the census authority, the population increased by 392,665 people between July 1, 2020 and July 1, 2021.

A natural increase (number of additional births compared to deaths) of 148,043 people and net foreign migration of 244,622 people contributed to the country’s growth.

This is the first time migration has outpaced natural growth, according to the Census Bureau.

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Between 2020 and 2021, 33 states saw population growth, and 17 states and the District of Columbia lost populations, of which 11 lost more than 10,000 people. The Census Bureau said this is a historically large number of states losing population in one year.

Texas had the fastest population growth, but Idaho’s population grew the fastest.

Texas, California, and Florida are home to over 20 million people. Last year New York fell below that number.

With 39,237,836 residents, California is the most populous state, followed by Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, and Michigan.

Calculating the number of births, deaths and migrations leads to population estimates.

International migration resulted in a net increase of around 245,000 residents, while natural growth was only around 148,000.

(With contributions from agencies)

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