CNA Staff, Nov 10, 2023 / 14:30 pm
The U.S. population will peak later this century before experiencing a decline by 2100, the U.S. Census Bureau said this week, with low fertility numbers partly explaining the projected decrease.
The bureau said in a press release on Thursday that the country’s population “is projected to reach a high of nearly 370 million in 2080 before edging downward to 366 million in 2100.”
The total increase in population from 2022 to 2100 is expected to be only 9.7%, the bureau said.
Sandra Johnson, a demographer at the Census Bureau, said in the press release that the last five years have seen “notable shifts in the components of population change” in the U.S.