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Old 12-21-2010, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Originally Posted by DANNYY View Post
Lol, why does that matter?

Numerically its the best decade after the 1950's (Baby Boomer Era) and the 1990's. It's not like the USA has to worry about population decline like Japan, which is predicted to lose nearly 40% of its present population by 2050. Yikes!
You understood Danny
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Good for DC to officially get back to over 600,000.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:59 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Other statistics guys !

USA population growth by decade

USA 1950 :151,325,798
USA 1960 :179,323,175 (+ 27,997,377)
USA 1970 :203,211,926 (+ 23,888,751)
USA 1980 :226,545,805 (+ 23,333,879)
USA 1990 :248,709,873 (+ 22,164,068)
USA 2000 :281,421,906 (+ 32,712,033)
USA 2010 :308,745,538 (+ 27,323,632)
USA 2020 (expected from the pew center) : 340,219,000 (+ 31,473,462)

This decade was good about population growth, one of the best decade.
Within a single life time, the population of the United States went from 151,000,000 to 340,000,000 (2020 est.). You consider this a good thing? I consider it freakin irresponsible.

But $$$ is more important than the QOL of future generations, so what the hey.
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Northside Of Jacksonville
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Florida is hot on NY and has been for a while.
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Within a single life time, the population of the United States went from 151,000,000 to 340,000,000 (2020 est.). You consider this a good thing? I consider it freakin irresponsible.

But $$$ is more important than the QOL of future generations, so what the hey.
Pfft, haven't you seen the movie "Wall-E"? We are all going to live in outer space soon, lounging around while robots do all the work cleaning up the mess we made on Earth. That's going to be the life!

Realistically though, given how many resources the North American continent has, I think the United States could support another 100-200 million people without much problem. Of course, at the rate we are using and wasting resources, it could at least keep another hundred million people alive but with increasing problems. Growth for the sake of growth is retarded, though. If that was any indication of how successful a nation is going to be, then Mali and Niger SURELY have us beat by a lot!
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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Have you seen what the rapid growth in Australia has done? No doubt the US can support much more, and I am not worried anytime soon. But Australia is home to 22.5 million, and they are already talking about desalination.
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:39 AM
 
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But other than that, the country's growth seems to be slowing down significantly.
Well, not really.

The Census numbers have always fluctuated some. The 1990 Census saw a growth rate of 9,8, fairly similar to 2010. A 9,7% growth rate is the highest growth rate in the developed world and a number most countries is going to envy. Many European countries (e.g Germany) are seeing declining and aging populations, thus hampering economic growth in the future.

A country like China also has a relatively low growth rate (6%) and a fast aging population, unlike the U.S. which maintains a significant growth rate combined with a youthful population, clearing the way for great future economic prospects.
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Old 12-22-2010, 04:03 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Well, not really.

The Census numbers have always fluctuated some. The 1990 Census saw a growth rate of 9,8, fairly similar to 2010. A 9,7% growth rate is the highest growth rate in the developed world and a number most countries is going to envy. Many European countries (e.g Germany) are seeing declining and aging populations, thus hampering economic growth in the future.

A country like China also has a relatively low growth rate (6%) and a fast aging population, unlike the U.S. which maintains a significant growth rate combined with a youthful population, clearing the way for great future economic prospects.
Exactly
A very good article about this:
The Kids Will Be Alright - WSJ.com
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Other statistics guys !

USA population growth by decade

USA 1950 :151,325,798
USA 1960 :179,323,175 (+ 27,997,377)---18.5% increase
USA 1970 :203,211,926 (+ 23,888,751)---13.3% increase
USA 1980 :226,545,805 (+ 23,333,879)---11.5% increase
USA 1990 :248,709,873 (+ 22,164,068)---9.8% increase
USA 2000 :281,421,906 (+ 32,712,033)---13.1% increase
USA 2010 :308,745,538 (+ 27,323,632)---9.7% increase
USA 2020 (expected from the pew center) : 340,219,000 (+ 31,473,462)

This decade was good about population growth, one of the best decade.
This decade was the slowest population growth in 60 years, I agree that is good.
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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This decade was the slowest population growth in 60 years, I agree that is good.
As Dannyy said : it's not important at all.
You must learn your maths better.

It's more than 27 million people added, the third best decade of the US demographically.It's the same number as the baby boom era ! It's just HUGE !
Other industrialized countries are jealous about this.

Look at this article if you like stats
http://www.newgeography.com/content/...out-california


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