The current United States population is approximately just over 300 million people. The U.S. has the third largest population in the world, but still only a mere 5% of the world’s population reside in the United States.
The year 1790 brought the United States’ first census. At this time, there were not quite 4 million people in the country. From then on, every 100 million mark was reached steadily quicker than the last. It is estimated the US will reach 400 million people in 2043.
Fertility and immigration rates have a lot of impact on population sizes. The fertility rate in America is product-evaluation 2.1 children born to each woman, a fairly stable and modest, zero-growth population growth fertility rate, especially compared to the rest of the globe. Immigration has a larger impact on population growth as every 29 seconds an immigrant is gained in the United States.
Current United States population maps reveal where residents are choosing to live. The highest density areas include The Los Angeles/Orange County area with greater than 10,000,000 people overall as well as on the other side of the country, in the New York City/Tri State Metro area also with over 10,000,000 residents. Slightly less popular but still with a resident base of between 5,000,000 and 10,000,000 residents include areas such as the San Francisco Bay area, Providence Rhode Island area, Detroit, Michigan area, Washington DC area, and the Chicago, Illinois area.
Between 2.5 million and 5 million people choose to live in the middle-range populated areas such as San Diego, California, Seattle, Washington, Phoenix, Arizona, St. Louis, Missouri, Dallas/Forth Worth Texas, Houston, Miami, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia and Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota.
People choosing to live in areas with 1.5 to 2.5 million others include the cities:
-San Antonio, Texas
-Kansas City, Missouri
-Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg, Florida
Current United States population densities impact many aspects of living including taxes, government and electoral votes. Due to California’s enormous size and population, they are granted 55 electoral votes making them a necessary and incredibly important state to “win” for any presidential candidate. Other states with a high number of electoral votes include Florida, Illinois, New York, and Texas.
The United States saw a jump of 13% in population over the 1990’s. Ranking in population behind only China and India.
Though behind India in total population, the United States has a higher number of elderly (80 years and over) population.
The US has fewer children under the age of 5 in its population than Nigeria, though the US has twice the population of Nigeria (Nigeria has a higher fertility rate).
The US was not the only country to increase in population during the 90’s decade. China saw an 11% jump, India a 19% jump, Nigeria a whopping 33% jump and Indonesia a jump of 19%.
There are many situations and circumstances facing a country with almost a zero-growth population rate. Health care for increasing number of elderly people, as well as job distribution among higher numbers of people in their prime working years are all concepts that need to be handled and scrutinized by government officials.
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