US population growth nil

U.S. population growth between April 2020 and March 2021 was 0.13% This is the lowest growth rate in the country’s history. Population growth between 2000 and the recent years has been about 0.8% – 1% per year.  Had immigration rates been what they were in the mid 2010s, the population gain would have been about 0.4%, and additional of three quarters of a million persons. Still lower than in the past, due in part to COVID mortality.

From the U.S. Census:

The nation’s population increased from 331,449,281 to 331,893,745, a gain of 444,464, or 0.13%. the lowest rate since the nation’s founding. The slow rate of growth can be attributed to decreased net international migration, decreased fertility, and increased mortality due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Using a slightly different metric, the Census says that between July 1, 2020, and July 1, 2021, net international migration (244,622 – the number of people moving in less those leaving) exceed exceeded natural increase (148,043).

This is a drop from last decade’s high of 1,049,000 between 2015 and 2016. This is also lower than the 477,000 added between 2019 and 2020, which overlapped with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Trump crackdown on immigration.

From here and here.

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