U.S. inhabitants development dipped to its lowest fee because the nation’s founding in the course of the first yr of the pandemic because the coronavirus curtailed immigration, delayed pregnancies and killed lots of of hundreds of U.S. residents, in accordance with figures launched Tuesday.
The US grew by solely 0.1%, with solely an extra 392,665 added to the U.S. inhabitants, from July 2020 to July 2021, in accordance with inhabitants estimates launched by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The U.S. has been experiencing sluggish inhabitants development for years however the pandemic exacerbated that pattern. This previous yr was the primary time since 1937 that the nation’s inhabitants grew by lower than 1 million folks.
“Inhabitants development has been slowing for years due to decrease delivery charges and lowering web worldwide migration, all whereas mortality charges are rising because of the growing old of the nation’s inhabitants,” mentioned Kristie Wilder, a Census Bureau demographer. “Now, with the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic, this mix has resulted in an traditionally sluggish tempo of development.”
The inhabitants estimates are derived from calculating the variety of births, deaths and migration within the U.S. For the primary time, worldwide migration surpassed pure will increase that come from births outnumbering deaths. There was a web improve of practically 245,000 residents from worldwide migration however solely round 148,000 from pure improve.
Between 2020 and 2021, 33 states noticed inhabitants will increase and 17 states and the District of Columbia misplaced inhabitants.
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