December 29, 2007

THEY HAVE MINUTEMEN, WE HAVE HALF-MINUTE MEN:

Influx fuels rise in U.S. population (Sean Lengell, December 29, 2007, Washington Times)

A new immigrant — legal or illegal — is expected to enter the United States every 30 seconds by January, the U.S. Census Bureau says.

The agency estimates this foreign influx will increase the total U.S. population by one person every 13 seconds.

The U.S. also is expected to register one birth every eight seconds and one death every 11 seconds by next month.

The Census Bureau is projecting the nation's Jan. 1 total population will be 303,146,284 — a 0.9 percent increase from New Year"s Day 2007.

The estimate is similar to recent annual population increases of about 1 percent.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 29, 2007 8:36 AM
Comments

Might we be forgiven for inferring from this that the Wall Street Journal et al's wailing over the past weeks over the housing market crash is pretty much boiler plate conventional wisdom -- that is, totally wrong?

Posted by: Qiao at December 30, 2007 1:42 AM

Just consider how many new home buyers there'll be on the day immigration amnesty passes or is granted unilaterally by the President.

Posted by: oj at December 30, 2007 8:05 AM
« THE EYE-ROLLERS: | Main | CONSERVATIVES VS. LIBERTY WAS NEVER GOING TO LAST: »