Immigration to Play Lead Role In Future U.S. Growth – U.S. Population Projections: 2005-2050

Source: Jeffrey Passel and D’Vera Cohn, Pew Research Center, February 11, 2008

From the executive summary:
If current trends continue, the population of the United States will rise to 438 million in 2050, from 296 million in 2005, and 82% of the increase will be due to immigrants arriving from 2005 to 2050 and their U.S.-born descendants, according to new projections developed by the Pew Research Center.

Of the 117 million people added to the population during this period due to the effect of new immigration, 67 million will be the immigrants themselves and 50 million will be their U.S.-born children or grandchildren.

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