U.S. Population Grew by 60 Million in 20 years

Hi Yupette,

The U.S. population has increased from 248.7 million in 1990 to 308.7 million this year. Despite almost 3 years of recession the population of the United states grew by 27.3 million, or 9.7 percent, this decade. So we are on track for the U.S. population to reach between 550 and 600 million by the end of this century.

How long can we continue to postpone making decisions about the effect of significant population growth on our environment? I'm 35 and expect to be around in 30 years when the U.S. population may increase by another 100 million.

Jeanne, Arlington, 22204