US population in 2060

Marcus Roberts
6 March 2015
Reproduced with Permission
Demography is Destiny

A new report has been released this week by the US Census Bureau providing some more in-depth analysis of the US' population and its predicted changes through to 2060. Huffington News has helpfully compiled some of the more interesting pieces of analysis and predictions. The report, entitled "Projections of the Size and Composition of the US Population 2014-2060", was the first to incorporate separate projections of fertility for native- and foreign-born women, which allows the Bureau to better account for the effects of international migration on the US population. Some of the highlights include:

So, the US will become larger, older, more multi-ethnic. Although the changes seem very large when looking 45 years into the future, I imagine the gradual change over the years will be much more imperceptible. Until the US economy suddenly becomes so debt laden that it cannot pay its social security and healthcare costs.