December 23rd According to an ABC report, the population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau on the 22nd show that from 2019 to 2020, the population growth rate of the United States is the lowest in at least 120 years.
Demographers say this trend gives a glimpse into the losses caused by the coronavirus epidemic.
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the U.S. population grew by 0.35 percent, with 1.1 million people, from July 2019 to July 2020.
The population of the United States in July 2020 is estimated to exceed 329 million.
From 2019 to 2020, the population of the Northeastern and Midwest regions of the United States declined slightly, while the population of the South and West increased slightly.
William Frey, a senior researcher of the Urban Policy Project of the Brookings Institution, said that in recent years, the population growth of the United States has stagnated due to immigration restrictions and declining fertility rates, and the number of COVID-19-related deaths has exacerbated the slowdown.
According to the report, the estimated data released by the Census Bureau on the 22nd are independent of the 2020 census.
According to the report, the decennial census data in the United States are used to determine the congressional seats that each state can obtain according to the population and the distribution of $1.5 trillion in federal funds.