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With births down, U.S. had slowest growth rate in a century

2 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago Monday, December 30 2019 Dec 30, 2019 December 30, 2019 1:02 PM December 30, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By MIKE SCHNEIDER
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The past year’s population growth rate in the United States was the slowest in a century due to declining births, increasing deaths and the slowdown of international migration. Figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau show the U.S. grew from the middle of 2018 to the middle of 2019 by almost a half percent, or about 1.5 million people. The U.S. population stood at 328 million this year. Demographer William Frey of The Brookings Institution says that's the slowest growth rate in the U.S. since 1917 to 1918, when the nation was involved in World War I.

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