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In 2019, 328 million people lived in the United States.

That's a 45% increase since 1980.


Our population grew by 1.6 million from 2018 to 2019, with 38% of growth coming from immigration.

This 0.5% annual population growth rate is the lowest since 1918.


Our population is getting older.

Since 1980, people 65 and older have increased from 11% to 16% of the total.


A greater proportion of people are living alone than at any point since 1980.

Now, 11% of the total population lives alone, up from 8%.


There were 12% fewer children born in 2018 than in the recent 2007 peak.

In 2018, there were 59.1 births per 1,000 females aged 15–44, a record low.


The absolute number of non-Hispanic white people has been falling since 2017.

These demographic changes affect household income, employment, and other statistics presented in this report.

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