Re: Population

Hal Finney (
Tue, 11 Nov 1997 22:41:40 -0800

One more point:

> The nation's population is estimated to have increased from 262.9
> million on July 1, 1995 to 265.3 million on July 1, 1996, a growth
> rate of 0.9 percent. Both natural change (1,549,000) and net
> international migration (856,000) contributed to the growth.

This is from a U.S. Census press release. So it is not even true that
the U.S. population would be declining if you didn't count immigration.
Growth due to births is about twice net immigration.

BTW I thought this ad at the bottom was funny:

> The Census Bureau--preeminent collector and provider of timely,
> relevant, and quality data about the people and economy of the United
> States. In over 100 surveys annually and 20 censuses a decade,
> evolving from the first census in 1790, the Census Bureau provides
> official information about America's people, businesses, industries,
> and institutions.

"And remember - you can always count on the Census Bureau."