That was an increase of only 392,665 -- or 0.1%.
In a press release published last week, the Census Bureau announced that this was the lowest annual rate of population growth "since the nation's founding."
To put that in perspective, the 392,665 increase in the number of people living in the United States between July 1, 2020 and July 1, 2021 was less than half the 862,320 unborn babies the Guttmacher Institute stated in its own latest estimate were aborted in 2017.
The fact that this nation's population had an annual growth rate of nearly zero in the Census Bureau's latest estimate should make liberal environmentalists happy. Demographically, America now seems headed in the direction they would like to see it take.
Back in 1973, John P. Holdren wrote an essay published by the California Institute of Technology's Population Program. At the time, Holdren, who has a doctorate in physics from Stanford, was a professor at the University of California at Berkeley. He would later become the director of President Barack Obama's White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
In his 1973 essay, Holdren argued that America was already overpopulated.