The United States is comprised of an ever growing and diverse society of people. This pattern is increasingly exhibited all throughout the world. If you’re curious about how rapid the population is growing, check out the US Census Population Clock that tracks the rate of population grow for the United States and the world. This real time instrument proves our need to implement proactive fair housing practices in response to the future migration patterns of residents and potential demographic shifts within your community.
The U.S. population clock is based on a series of short-term projections for the resident population of the United States. This includes people whose usual residence is in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. These projections do not include members of the Armed Forces overseas, their dependents, or other U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. The projections are based on a monthly series of population estimates starting with the April 1, 2010 resident population from the 2010 Census.
In addition to the Census Population Clock, you can retrieve in-depth annual population estimates about regional population growth and the breakdown of our population by gender & age. This data is aggregated at the end of each year from a new series of population estimates is used to revise the post-censal estimates.
By Morgan P. Davis, Fair Housing Policy Director
Photo by Niall Kennedy