ERIC Number: ED113258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Population Estimates and Projections: Projections of the Population of the United States, 1975 to 2050. Current Population Reports, Series P-25, No. 601.
Gibson, Campbell; Wetrogan, Signe
This report presents population projections of the United States by age, sex, and the components of population changes, births, deaths, and net immigration. These projections are shown annually by race--white and black--from 1975 to 2000 and in less detail for the total population from 2000 to 2050. In 1974, the population of the United States, including Armed Forces overseas, was about 212 million and had increased by 0.7 percent during the preceding year. While the total population has increased throughout American history, the rate of growth has undergone a long-term decline with the only major interruption being due to the baby boom following World War II. Projecting for three different fertility rates, the report suggests that the population will continue to grow throughout the remainder of the twentieth century at rates which could fall below the current low rate and which are unlikely to reach the relatively high rate of the 1950s. The black population is projected to grow at a higher rate than the white population because it has a younger age structure and higher fertility rates. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Black Population Trends, Census Figures, Demography, Futures (of Society), Population Growth, Population Trends, Racial Composition, Social Science Research, Statistical Studies
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 ($2.95)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.