United States Population Growth

US_Pop_1900-21002.jpg (81948 bytes)
Leftside: 1900-2100
Rightside: 2000-2100
Rightside courtesy of Population-Environmental Balance.
See original at < http//www.balance.org/whatsnew/index.html >.
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Actual 1900 to 20001
(in millions)

Year Population Decade Increase

1900     76,094
1901     77,584
1902     79,163
1903     80,632
1904     82,166
1905     83,822
1906     85,450
1907     87,008
1908     88,710
1909     90,490
1910     92,407             16,313,000
1911     93,863
1912     95,335
1913     97,225
1914     99,111
1915   100,546
1916   101,961
1917   103,268
1918   103,208
1919   104,514
1920   106,461            14,054,000
1921   108,538
1922   110,049
1923   111,947
1924   114,109
1925   115,829
1926   117,397
1927   119,035
1928   120,509
1929   121,767
1930   123,077            16,616,000
1931   124,040
1932   124,840
1933   125,579
1934   126,374
1935   127,250
1936   128,053
1937   128,825
1938   129,825
1939   130,880
1940   132,122             9,045,000
1941   133,402
1942   134,860
1943   136,739
1944   138,397
1945   139,928
1946   141,389
1947   144,126
1948   146,631
1949   149,188
1950   152,271            20,149,000
1951   154,878
1952   157,553
1953   160,184
1954   163,026
1955   165,931
1956   168,903
1957   171,984
1958   174,882
1959   177,830
1960   180,671            28,400,000
1961   183,691
1962   186,538
1963   189,242
1964   191,889
1965   194,303
1966   196,560
1967   198,712
1968   200,706
1969   202,677
1970   205,052            24,381,000
1971   207,661
1972   209,896
1973   211,909
1974   213,854
1975   215,973
1976   218,035
1977   220,239
1978   222,585
1979   225,055
1980   227,225            22,173,000
1981   229,466
1982   231,664
1983   233,792
1984   235,825
1985   237,924
1986   240,133
1987   242,289
1988   244,499
1989   246,819
1990   249,439            22,214,000
1991   252,127
1992   254,995
1993   257,746
1994   260,289
1995   262,765
1996   265,190
1997   267,744
1998   270,299
1999   272,695
2000   281,422*            31,983,000


Census 2000 Population Projections to 21002
(in millions)

Year  Low   Middle   High   Decade Chg. High3

1999   272,695   272,820    272,957   
2000   274,853   275,306    275,816
2001   276,879   277,803    278,869
2002   278,801   280,306    282,087
2003   280,624   282,798    285,422
2004   282,352   285,266    288,841
2005   284,000   287,716    292,339
2006   285,581   290,153    295,911
2007   287,106   292,583    299,557
2008   288,583   295,009    303,274
2009   290,018   297,436    307,060
2010   291,413   299,862    310,910            35,094,000
2011   292,778   302,300    314,846
2012   294,120   304,764    318,893
2013   295,436   307,250    323,044
2014   296,723   309,753    327,293
2015   297,977   312,268    331,636
2016   299,197   314,793    336,069
2017   300,379   317,325    340,589
2018   301,521   319,860    345,192
2019   302,617   322,395    349,877
2020   303,664   324,927    354,642            43,732,000
2021   304,667   327,468    359,515
2022   305,628   330,028    364,524
2023   306,545   332,607    369,671
2024   307,412   335,202    374,960
2025   308,229   337,815    380,397
2026   308,999   340,441    385,971
2027   309,727   343,078    391,672
2028   310,413   345,727    397,507
2029   311,056   348,391    403,483
2030   311,656   351,070    409,604            54,962,000
2031   312,204   353,749    415,839
2032   312,692   356,411    422,154
2033   313,124   359,059    428,554
2034   313,499   361,695    435,041
2035   313,819   364,319    441,618
2036  314,086   366,934     448,287
2037   314,303   369,544    455,053
2038   314,472   372,148    461,917
2039   314,594   374,750    468,882
2040   314,673   377,350    475,949            66,345,000
2041   314,710   379,951    483,122
2042   314,707   382,555    490,401
2043   314,667   385,163    497,790
2044   314,591   387,776    505,290
2045   314,484   390,398    512,904
2046   314,346   393,029    520,633
2047   314,181   395,671    528,480
2048   313,990   398,326    536,447
2049   313,778   400,998    544,539
2050   313,546   403,687    552,757            76,808,000
2051   313,296   406,396    561,106
2052   313,030   409,127    569,589
2053   312,752   411,884    578,211
2054   312,461   414,667    586,975
2055   312,160   417,478    595,885
2056   311,850   420,318    604,943
2057   311,532   423,191    614,157
2058   311,206   426,097    623,527
2059   310,873   429,037    633,058
2060   310,533   432,011    642,752            89,995,000
2061   310,187   438,067    662,648
2063   309,471   441,149    672,853
2064   309,098   444,265    683,233
2065   308,716   447,416    693,790
2066   308,321   450,600    704,524
2067   307,913   453,815    715,438
2068   307,488   457,061    726,530
2069   307,048   460,337    737,804
2070   306,589   463,639    749,257            106,505,000
2071   306,109   466,968    760,892
2072   305,608   470,319    772,707
2073   305,086   473,694    784,704
2074   304,540   477,090     796,883
2075  303,970   480,504     809,243
2076   303,375   483,937     821,785
2077   302,756   487,387     834,510
2078   302,111   490,853     847,420
2079   301,442   494,334     860,514
2080  300,747   497,830      873,794            124,537,000
2081   300,029   501,341     887,263
2082   299,286   504,866     900,922
2083   298,521   508,406     914,773
2084   297,732   511,959     928,818
2085   296,923   515,529     943,062
2086   296,093   519,113     957,506
2087   295,244   522,712     972,153
2088   294,375   526,327     987,006
2089   293,488   529,958   1,002,069
2090   292,584   533,605   1,017,344            143,550,000
2091   291,664   537,269   1,032,834
2092   290,727   540,948   1,048,542
2093   289,775   544,645   1,064,472
2094   288,808   548,357   1,080,626
2095   287,826   552,086   1,097,007
2096   286,830   555,830   1,113,615
2097   285,820   559,590   1,130,457
2098   284,796   563,365   1,147,532
2099   283,758   567,153   1,164,842
2100   282,706   570,954   1,182,390            165,046,000
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1.) Data Source: All data from U.S. Bureau of the Census.
2.) Census Release NP-T1, "Annual Projections of the Total Resident Population as of July
Lowest, Middle, High Series: 1999 to 2100".
Population Estimates Program, Population Division
U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C. 20233
February 14, 2000.

Census 2000 Population Projection Assumptions
High:
The current rate of U.S. fertility and immigration is generally consistent with the high Census projection. (Note, the Highest Series forecasts a population over 1.6 billion.)
Middle:
Assume similar fertility as today and one-fourth to one-third lower immigration.
Low:
Assumes slightly reduced fertility and little immigration.

For complete description of Census Assumptions see:
< http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0038.html >.

3.)  Excludes the 5,606,000 Census count of additional illegal aliens (281,422 - 275,816).

* The large increase in 2000 actual from the projection is
due to the Census count of illegal aliens greater than the estimates
built into the model.

MFS thanks to Dell Erickson for preparing this data table and graph.