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Old 10-03-2017, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Killeen, Tx
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Do you think the US population will reach that milestone? Why or why not?
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Old 10-03-2017, 07:21 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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If immigration policies remain as they are, yes. If they curb immigration, likely not. Or, not for a very long time at least.
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Old 10-03-2017, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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It's not a matter of "if" the US can reach that number but when the US will reach 400 million. I would say in the next 50-60 years.
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Old 10-03-2017, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Rochester
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Of course. Why wouldn't it? According to the census bureau, the United States is expected to hit 400 million people around the year 2050. According to 2000 projections, it will reach a staggering 571 million only a half-century later in 2100. I understand population growth has slowed due to various economic, environmental and lifestyle changes, but I see virtually no scenario outside of a far fetched doomsday event that would prevent the United States from reaching a population of 400 million. I suspect it will be even sooner than expected.
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Old 10-04-2017, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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And just who made those projections in the year 2000......Al Gore?
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Old 10-04-2017, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Yes, absolutely. I think gwillyfromphilly said it best, it is not a question of "if" but rather a question of "when". The United States is around 330 million people today already. That's 75 million more people today than there was in 1990.

My guess is sometime around 2050.

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Old 10-04-2017, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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1950: 151,325,798 (14.5%)
1960: 179,323,175 (18.5%) +27,997,377
1970: 203,211,926 (13.3%) +23,888,751
1980: 226,545,805 (11.5%) +23.333,879
1990: 248,709,873 (9.8%) +22,164,068
2000: 281,421,906 (13.2%) +32,712,033
2010: 308,745,538 (9.7%) +27,323,632
2017: 325,365,189 (5.4%) +16,619,651

The US has been adding more than 20 million people each decade so it will take about 50 years or less to increase by 100 million so the US will pass the 400 million mark in the 2050s or earlier.
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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Yes, absolutely. Between 2050 and 2060.
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