Immigrant Population to Hit Highest Percentage Ever in 8 Years
By Karen Zeigler, Steven A. Camarota April 2015
(Steven A. Camarota is the Director of Research and Karen Zeigler is a demographer at the Center for Immigration Studies.)
While they did not receive much attention when they were released last month, new projections from the Census Bureau show the enormous impact of immigration on the U.S. population. For the first time, the Bureau projected the future size of the immigrant (foreign-born) population and found that by 2023 immigrants will account for more than one in seven U.S. residents (51 million) — the largest share ever recorded in American history. Driven largely by legal immigration, not illegal immigration, the immigrant population will grow to nearly one in five U.S. residents (78 million) by 2060, the Bureau projects. The total U.S. population will grow to almost 417 million — 108 million more than in 2010.
Among the Census Bureau findings:
●Total net immigration (the difference between the number coming and going) will increase steadily over the next 45 years, totaling 64 million.
●Absent a change in current policy, the Census Bureau projects that in 2023 the nation’s immigrant population (legal and illegal) will reach 14.8 percent (51 million) of the total U.S. population — the highest share ever recorded in American history.
●The bureau also projects that the immigrant population will grow nearly four times faster than the native-born population, reaching 15.8 percent (57 million) of the nation’s population in 2030, 17.1 percent (65 million) in 2040, and 18.8 percent (78 million) in 2060.
●To place these numbers into historical context, as recently as 1990, immigrants were 7.9 percent (20 million) of the total U.S. population.
●The nation’s total population will grow to 417 million by 2060 — 108 million more than in 2010. This increase is roughly equivalent to adding the combined populations of California, Texas, New York, Florida, and Massachusetts to the country.
●The new projections indicate that, absent a change in immigration policy, immigrants who will arrive in the future plus their descendants will account for roughly three-fourths of future U.S. population increase.
Other interesting findings in the projections show the rapid aging of the immigrant population. In 2015, immigrants accounted for 13 percent of the population 65 and older, roughly equal to their share of the overall population. But by 2060 there will be 25.3 million immigrants in this age group, accounting for 26 percent of all persons over 65.
Such a rosie outlook for the US, isn’t it? The conundrum,US population since the 1980’s was said to be aging and there would be disastrous consequences. Yet now immigration doors are no longer controlled as tightly thanks to our “wise*!* liberals and Democrats. We are again seeing a possible crisis of aging population in a lump sum. It seems the Census Bureau also provided this statement:
JUNE 25, 2015 — millennial, or America’s youth born between 1982 and 2000, now number 83.1 million and represent more than one-quarter of the nation’s population. Their size exceeds that of the 75.4 million baby boomers, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today. Overall, millennials are more diverse than the generations that preceded them, with 44.2 percent being part of a minority race or ethnic group (that is, a group other than non-Hispanic, single-race white).
You know it is typical stupidity of these people in high places to meddle in all sorts of natural/environmental equations. All they really do is become pompous know-nothings who end up choking on their rarefied air eventually.
First they said there would be too many jobs with not enough population trained to fill them. Now it seems they will have a greater volume of workers than jobs due in part to pushing our companies to foreign shores and Obutski’s unlawful actions.
Oh, and let’s not forget these new people will all be hitting retirement in tsunami size waves over the next few years. Even before that, they will require and consume a much higher social system assistance from welfare to health care. Also don’t forget with the immigration wording concerning IRS, even illegals are guaranteed prior year reimbursement of taxes even if there has been no payroll quantified.
It is obvious to me – restrict incoming immigrants to reasonable volume. Then retain businesses here in the US encouraging growth rather than restricting through taxes, high dollar wages or unions. But no, I am too old and senile I guess or lower class (even with a degree) to understand the highly educated charlatans of government and important points of business. More than that, I believe in the Constitution and following the laws as written.