CENSUS: Human Tide

Five decades ago, when U. S. population numbered 60,000,000, its rate of growth was 2.5% per year. From 1920 to 1930 it grew 1.6% per year. Now the growth rate of the post-adolescent U. S.

has slowed to .7% a year. So reported the Bureau of the Census last week in revealing that the U. S. population this year reached and passed by 215,000 the milestone figure of 130 millions.

For years immigration outweighed by far the natural increase of the population. It does so no longer. Despite a birth rate which has fallen...

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