US has slowest population growth rate in a century as births decline

Increasing deaths and the slowdown of migration also contributed to slowest growth rate since first world war

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, according to figures released Monday by the US Census Bureau.

The US grew from 2018 to 2019 by almost a half per cent, or about 1.5 million people, with the population standing at 328 million this year, according to population estimates.

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Source: theguardian