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The latest census revealed that the United States had seen the second-slowest decade of population growth since 1790, when the count began.
That is largely because of a decline in the two main forces that make up population growth: immigration and the birthrate.
The United States may be entering an era of substantially lower population growth, demographers said, affecting the economy, social security and climate change.
How could this redefine the country’s future?
The numbers, the product of the most embattled census process in decades, underlined the long-running trend of population gains in the South and West.
Here is a roundup of what you need to know about the census results.
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Sabrina Tavernise contributed reporting.
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