Demographics in Population

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Rebecca Svetlik-Reese
American Intercontinental University
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Section 1: demographics of the U.S. population 1.1 Current Statistics 1.2 Recent Trends 1.3 Forecasted Trends 1.4 Immigration versus Native 1.5 Religion 1.6 Age 1.7 Race

Current Statistics
According to the 2010 census completed by United States Census Bureau the population is 308,746,065. Of that number 151,781,326 were male, and 156,964,212 were female. The overall median age for a person in the United States is 37.2 years. For a male the median age is 35.8 years old and for a female is also 38.5 years old. (Makun, 2011)
Recent Trends
In 2010 the census reported that the population had increased 9.7 percent since the year 2000. The population from the 2000 census shows the population at 281.4 million people. This figure was lower than the 1990’s growth rate which was at 13.2 percent. The growth rate for the 1980’s is at 9.8 percent. Most of the growth rate increase has been toward the south and west of the country. (Makun, 2011)

Forecasted Trends
According to the US census Bureau the U.S. population is forecasted to increase to 417 million people by the year 2060. By the year 2030 one out of five US. Citizen will be 65 years old or older. It is also forecasted that by 2044 more than half the population will be a minority. The population growth rate is expected to slow because of infertility issues, birth control, and the baby boomers decline. (Colby, 2015)

References
Colby, S. L., & Ortman, J. (2015, March). Https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2015/demo/p25-1143.pdf. Retrieved February 24, 2016, from http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2015/demo/p25-1143.pdf

Makun, P., & Wilson, S. (2011, March). Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to…...

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