The United States of America is one of the most powerful and biggest countries in the world, both by its land size and its population.
As of 2022, the country’s population accounts for about 5% of the entire world, and they are the third biggest country in population.
However, when we compare the United States with other big countries, their population is constantly increasing, and there is no projection of decline.
There are many reasons for this, and the United States population is amazingly diversified between different religions, ethnicity, languages, and cultures.
We will take a look at the US population statistics, its demographics, and the projections of its population for the future as the UN and the US itself makes and see if the same trend for the past several decades will continue or not.
According to the last calculation by US Census Bureau, the official population of the United States is about 332 million.
US Census Bureau does not only count the number of people living in the country; they also create the demographic of this population, meaning that you can see the different backgrounds in the population.
According to the Census Bureau’s statistics, the United States only had a 0.8% of population increase in 20121.
This is lower than the general population increase in the world. In the US population, about 76% are from a white background, and about 13% of it is from a black or African American background.
These two races conclude 89% of the total population of the United States. Those with either Hispanic or Latino background cover about 18%.
The rest of the demographics above 1% include Asian, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian.
This shows the massive diversity in the United States population because about 40% of the entire population comes from a different background than that white, which is the majority background in the country.
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United States population projections are different than the first two biggest countries above the United States in terms of population.
Most countries with high population show a decrease in their projections in the population, but United States projections both by the UN and by the US itself shows an increase in the population.
The expected growth of the population in the coming years is around 0.7% to 0.9%.
Census Bureau expects the country’s population to cross the 400 million population threshold in 2051.
The biggest thing to look at here is that the US is expecting more migration and this increase in the population is not just from birth rates.
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To conclude, the US has a massive population, and that population also has a lot of diversification from different backgrounds, religions, ethnicity, etc.
This affects everything from the projections to the general population’s distribution in percentages.
The majority of the United States population are whites, with 60% of them being only white, and this number increases to 76% if we count white people with some diversification in their background from the mother’s or father’s side.
The United States of America holds the third biggest country3 medal behind China and India in terms of population and is the only country in the top three to have a population with a growth projection.
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