April 4, 2008

Immigrant’s Contribution to US Population Growth

82%

If current trends continue, 82% of the projected 142 million people who will be added to the U.S. population by 2050 will be immigrants arriving between 2005 and 2050 and their U.S.-born descendants.

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 as the result of new immigration, 67 million will be the immigrants themselves and 50 million will be their U.S.-born children or grandchildren. Read More