Washington D.C., Apr 30, 2021 / 04:00 am
New Census numbers show the U.S. had its slowest decade of population growth since the Great Depression - and experts say this confirms a pre-existing downward trend.
On Monday, the U.S. Census Bureau released its decennial count of population and housing. Data revealed that the U.S. population growth in the past decade was the slowest in nearly a century.
Demographic experts told CNA that the Census numbers were possibly worse than the already-muted expectations for population growth.
“We’ve known for quite a while that this Census was going to show a relatively low growth rate. It ultimately showed an even lower one than we expected, so it’s sort of a pessimistic indicator overall - that is, things are worse than we thought,” said Lyman Stone, research fellow at the Institute for Family Studies.