ERIC Number: ED285811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: N/A
United States Population Estimates and Components of Change: 1970 to 1986.
Current Population Reports, Series P-25 n1006 May 1987
On January 1, 1987, the total population including Armed Forces overseas approached 243 million, having increased by 2.2 million or 0.9 percent since January 1, 1986 and 15.7 million since the April 1, 1980 census. The number of births per 1,000 population dropped slightly from 15.7 in 1985 to 15.3 in 1986. The 3.7 million births in 1986 were the second highest since 1965. There were 8.7 deaths per 1,000 population in 1986. The average annual rate of growth between April, 1980 and January 1, 1987, was 9.9 per 1,000 population, which was below the annual growth rates per 1,000 population of 10.5 per 1,000 during the 1970s, 12.6 for the 1960s and 17.1 for the 1950s. The population estimates are based on the last resident census count plus the Armed Forces overseas, resident births, and net civilian immigration minus deaths. Detailed tables showing estimates of the components of population change are included along with charts showing births and deaths per 1,000 population, by race from 1960 to 1986. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.