Due to the bad economic times that have plagued the country for the past several years, the U.S. is experiencing its slowest rate of population growth since World War II. The population went up by about 2.8 million to 311.6 million from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That translated to a growth rate of 0.9%, the smallest recorded since 1945, the last year of World War II. A decline in births and fewer immigrants entering the U.S. brought about the slower population growth. About 703,000 immigrants arrived in 2010-2011, the smallest number since 1991. As for babies being born in the U.S., the rate dipped 7.3% from 2007 to 2010, a period covering the Great Recession and its aftermath. Just five states accounted for half of the nation’s population growth: Texas (529,000, California (438,000), Florida (256,000), Georgia (128,000) and North Carolina (121,000). Three states actually lost population: Rhode Island, Michigan and Maine.
Didn’t I tell you Gore and Gates are LYING?!!!! How are we busting out the seams with all of these people when most of us recognize we can’t afford children due to this economy? I really hate being lied to. Don’t you? Start educating yourself on this farce as well (because it’s one of many) and this is a great site to get familiar with. What I’ve learned about your government and their statistics is that if you don’t actually look at the data yourself you could be swayed by their words and since we know they’re professional liars we’d be wise to look closely at anything they say. The data doesn’t lie but speech writers do. Now– go out there and start making some babies because it’s TOTALLY FINE, fellow people! 😉