US Population Growth at Lowest Rate in Pandemic’s First Year

Already declining US population growth dipped to its lowest rate since the nation's founding during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. From a report: That's because the coronavirus curtailed immigration, delayed pregnancies, and killed hundreds of thousands of US residents. Figures released Tuesday by the US Census Bureau show the US grew by only 0.1% with only an additional 392,665 added to the US population, from July 2020 to July 2021.

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