America claimed 100 million people in 1915 but didn’t reach 200 million until 1967. The U.S Census Bureau estimates that very soon the nation become 300 millions, and 400 millions likely to arrive in the year 2043. Since 1967, the American population has undergone several demographic changes as the moves out of the Northeast and Midwest into the West and the South, and the fast growth of American suburbs (between 1970 and 2000, the percentage of the total population living in suburbs grew from 38 percent to 50 percent).
Despite the larger population, however, there are fewer large households in the United States. In 1970, less than 18 percent of households consisted of just one person. Over the next 30 years, one-person households increased to nearly 26 percent of the total population. The change is fueled by both young and old; young people may delay getting married and choose to live on their own, while older people who are divorced or widowed also live alone rather than remarry. Meanwhile, married-couple households have dropped from nearly 75 percent in 1967 to 50 percent today. And non family households have increased from 17 percent to 33 percent. Other points noted by the Census Bureau include more women in the workforce and better-educated Americans. About Immigration…according to the Census Bureau, there were 9.7 million foreign-born people in the country in 1967. By 2004, that number had mushroomed to 34.3 million or 12 percent of the total population. It is certainly contributing to the increasing racial and ethnic diversity of the U.S. population. The Population Reference Bureau noted in its report that traditional “gateway” states such as New Jersey, NY, California, Florida and Texas have long been a “first stop” for immigrants. By now, a consider number of immigrants go directly to relatives in destinations such as North Carolina, Nevada and Georgia. Although the majority of immigrants continues been Mexican is good to mention the over 1 million of Brazilians in the US territory and over two hundred thousand in NY/New Jersey area.