The U.S population frequency has been plummeting since the year 1937, back when this country was facing the Great Depression. On Wednesday the U.S released its national population estimates which grew by the mark of mere 0.6% from July 1, 2017, to July 1, 2018. The cause of this slowed down population growth is an increase in death rate with decrease in births.
The Western and Southern part of U.S is growing more rapidly as compared to rest of the U.S. Similarly, Nevada and Idaho have topped among those fastest-growing states in 2017 whose population grew by 2.1 % by July 1.The areas with decreased population growth includes Puerto Rico, New York, West Virginia, Hawaii, Alaska, Connecticut, Louisiana, Illinois, and Wyoming. The population ratio in these areas dropped from July 1, 2017, to July 1, 2018.
The Statistician for Census Bureau, Sandra Johnson beamed that there is an increase in deaths and a decrease in birth rate experienced in the recent years in many states. She further stated that these low population states that lack any gain from the international or domestic migration might experience either outright decline or low growth of population.
The statistics also state that Texas, California, and Florida are still the most populous states in the country.