Census Bureau: Immigration down, but still accounted for 48% of pop. growth in 2017

Census Bureau: Immigration down, but still accounted for 48% of pop. growth in 2017

[Ed. – The census year actually ran through the end of June 2017.]

Net international migration to the United States declined during the year that ended on July 1, 2017, but still accounted for 48 percent of the nation’s population growth for that year, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

“Net international migration decreased 1.8 percent between 2016 and 2017, making it the first drop since 2012-2013,” the bureau says. “However, net international migration continues to be a significant factor in the population growth of the United States, adding just over 1.1 million people in the last year.” …

The Census Bureau, on December 20, released the data for the latest year, which ended on July 1, 2017.

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In that year, the total resident population of the United States increased by 2,313,243, rising from 323,405,935 to 325,719,178.

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