Skip to comments.U.S. population to hit 300 million in 2006
Posted on 06/25/2006 5:29:21 AM PDT by Brilliant
WASHINGTON - The U.S. population is on target to hit 300 million this fall and it's a good bet the milestone baby or immigrant will be Hispanic.
No one will know for sure because the date and time will be just an estimate.
But Latinos immigrants and those born in this country are driving the population growth, accounting for almost half the increase last year, more than any other ethnic or racial group.
White non-Hispanics, who make up about two-thirds of the population, accounted for less than one-fifth of the increase.
When the population reached 200 million in 1967, there was no accurate tally of U.S. Hispanics. The first effort to count Hispanics came in the 1970 census, and the results were dubious.
The Census Bureau counted about 9.6 million Latinos, a little less than 5 percent of the population, but the bureau acknowledged that figure was inflated.
In 1967, there were fewer than 10 million people in the U.S. who were born in other countries; that was not even one in 20.
Today, there are 36 million immigrants, about one in eight.
"We were much more of an insular society back then," said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank.
As of early Sunday, there were 299,058,932 people in the United States, according to the Census Bureau's population clock. The estimate is based on annual numbers for births, deaths and immigration, averaged throughout the year.
The 300 millionth person in the U.S. will likely be born or cross the border in October, though bureau officials are wary of committing to a particular month because of the subjective nature of the clock.
No doubt it's way more than 300 million by now. And if the Senate gets their way by 2050 it'll be up to 500 million+ and growing.
300 million plus the 900 billion illegals that weren`t counted.
RIP America, it was nice knowing ya.
I don't have anything against Latinos per se and I am not a racial bigot. But I have seen their own nations and slummy cities up close and I don't want my nation to become a place like that.
Not to mention that 99% of poor Latinos who become US citizens will vote for whichever party or candidate promises them the most radical degree of steal-from-the-haves-and-give-to-the-have-nots socialism, IOW Democrats. They have no tradition of liberty or personal freedom, nor any intrinsic appreciation for a US style Democratic Republican form of government.
Yeah, and the additional 200 million after here for awhile will take on an entitlement mentality, believing that our tax dollars should be given to them for all the mistreatment stemming from the Mexican-American War of 1846 to 1848. And oh yeah, the RATs in this country will convince them that they are victims, entitled to reparations. An additional 200 million "citizens" voting for RATs....there goes the Republic.
Its a shame that so many Americans have to qualify their opinions by first denying they are bigots. I know, it's from years and years of accusations and brow beating but it still ticks me off that so many do that.
You never hear the left open an opinion with a clarification.
Should we count the dead democrats that still vote?
Those aren't "illegals".
They are "Redeployed Mexicans".
They are about one in three in prison!
I agree. We need to stop doing that.
Does anyone here know the aproximate birthrate in America for couples of white, black, hispanic, japanese, jewish, chinese, American Indian, etc. ancestry?
So sad, yet true. This country is going to be little more than a shadow of itself 25-50 years from now.
I agree. Trouble is no one believes your qualifying statement anyway. The notion has been so ingrained in American minds that anyone who makes a reference to another race or culture that isn't complimentary is a racist pig that it's taken for granted you are just that whenever you voice an opinion that doesn't meet the PC code.
Yet again, hispanics (illegals?) are doing the job us gringos don't want to do!
Work hard, have strong marriages and lots of sex?
Well, I do.
Or just have sex with the women who are married but husband's too busy watching men pull their shirts off while playing the world cut? Call it my own stud service!
Excuse me, Next time I'll attach a BARF to the post.
FRiends, I know exactly where the enemy is, and I know the enemy is inside our nation's borders. I think I've heard it said America must understand these people who would kill us. America must consider the mind of those persons wishing to kill or / and injure millions of Americans and understand why. The majority of America's media must give classified information to America's enemies so that the enemies of America can be on a level playing field (albright, and her statement of we don't want to be the only superpower, comes to mind) because we know the American military kills every person they come in contact with. America's military constantly massacres civilian populations. It is only fair therefore, according to our treasonous media and leadership to give the enemy an opportunity to sneak around and kill without being detected.
Could I get a "H&LL Yea!" from certain congresspersons?
FRiends, this is what passes as enlightenment........ I think I'm going to be ill, then I'll get back up and continue trying to right the wrong(s). Thanks for being here FR!
I don't. When I lived in FL I knew many Cubans who had fled Castro and who were as fine, decent, and patriotic Americans as anyone I know. My mother lived next door to a Cuban family and they became best of Christian friends even though Mom was a lifelong Baptist and they were ardent Catholics.
I also worked with Cuban professionals in FL who worked harder and smarter than many of the native born Americans who worked with them. If you had to compete with those guys for business you had better be sharp.
Not all Latino immigrants are dirt poor Mexican mestizos who live under some of the worst 3rd world poverty level conditions on the planet.
They'll tax and regulate the hapless American into the ground to get their free services. And they'll be no state left to run to either. It's the socialists/democrats dream.
Right, they want to pack us in here like sardines. All you have to do to find out why is follow the money.
I must be a racist, stinking homophobic,sexist[and I'm a woman],rotten,nazi boot licking bigot....Here's what I think and I know I'm right!!!!!The dems,feminists,libs,progressives and a hell of a lot of republicans want us to have a third rate education[so we will all be stupid],and then let 100 million hispanics cross our border sooooooo,we will all end up cheap labor...We will be too stupid to do anything except what our masters tell us.....But,someday the masses will take over and the dems and their friends will lose their heads[literally]....
Somebody's gotta have the babies. Marriage/family/children, - and low taxes! - are all that can save us. Make it affordable for people to have larger families.
.....But,someday the masses will take over and the dems and their friends will lose their heads[literally]....
If it comes to that, it could be kinda fun. Watching papalosi's head falling into a bucket could be good wholesome entertainment.
My opinion is there is only a certain amount of money unless our leaders print more, thus inflation. We cannot sustain the entire world and the entire world cannot become a citizen in / of America. The costs will outweigh the benefits, much as we are witnessing now. The people of America are being asked to take are poor and uneducated. America is expected to take 100s of millions of these poor and uneducated and expected to continue building the foundations of a republic. This is simply my opinion; the poor and uneducated will in turn vote and their votes will eventually destroy the treasury. When the treasury is gone, who will refill the treasury? The poor and uneducated will have voted themselves the money, everyone in America will become less able to cope with inflation, and the poor and uneducated will appear to be the intelligent ones for having received something while giving America nothing. The middle class will be hit worse, with all the illegal people now voting themselves the middle class's money. Welcome to the coming reality, unless America decides to do better.
"They'll tax and regulate the hapless American into the ground to get their free services. And they'll be no state left to run to either. It's the socialists/democrats dream."
You got that right!! My mothers father, my grandfather, was in the Spanish Merchant Marine, and he jumped ship in Norfolk, Virginia in 1912. He didn't have a social worker waiting for him at the dock, he didn't get (nor would he have taken) food stamps, energy assistance, medicaid, or any other welfare program whose abuse today is threatening to bankrupt the Republic. He was an illegal that got a job as a barber and ended up marrying the owner's daughter.
I understand that breaking the law is breaking the law, but I think it was generally overlooked in the past because we were are growing nation where people came, legal and illegal, and pulled the wagon. Today many (but not all) illegals want to jump into the wagon and have someone else do the pulling. Therein lies the danger, and when you couple that with a shameful political party that is hell bent on conferring victimization status on these millions of illegals, it's a sure prescription for disaster.
And on 52 inch screens ,yet!!!!!!!!
Your opinion is right on, I believe the same thing, which is that we're going to be expected to endlessly take in the world's poor and uneducated along with skilled immigrants who'll work cheaper and ultimately displace Americans in those jobs as well.
There's a lot of money to be made in this type of policy in new construction and whatnot but money may only be part of it. There's political reasons for wanting this tidal wave as well along with the do-gooder mentality that somehow says we're responsible for all the world's problems.
and these Latinos, pledge allegiance to their native land where they hold dual citizenship...
Would be 350 Million, if not for abortion.
Some of those aborted in the 70's would have contributed to the current generation.
It was the same for my grandparents, they came during the Great Wave of the 19th centurty and there was no welfare or social safety net. Either they made it or went back home.
They also were expected to assimilate into the American mainstream.
Mass immigration is the most imporant issue facing the country but all most politicians want to do is maintain the status quo or make it worse. It's very sad when think about it what the future of this country is going to be like for our kids and grandkids.
The source of our Social Security shortfall, and the population decline, the same:
Three generations of Millions of legal Abortions!
From the rising sun that was on Washington's chair during the Constitutional convention to the setting sun of today. The US and Israel are the only sane countries on this planet but we are dying more and more and it's not going to be a good future. The US is going to be a disaster in 20 yrs., if not sooner. The world will follow in suffering. Liberalism kills.
U.S. POPClock Projection
According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, the resident population of the United States, projected to 08/01/06 at 16:19 GMT (EST+5) is