Is the fertility rate in America high enough to keep growing?



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    Right now the fertility rate in the US is very close to 2.  This means that the population should be the same if there were no other factors involved (people to move the US, people who move out, illegal immigration, etc.).  If it was only the fertility rate, the population would be very steady at the current numbers.

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    I agree with the answer above, the fertility rate in 2008 was 2.1, which means that every women has on average two babies in her lifetime. This rate sets the United States right at replacement level. If this was the only factor, we would basically keep the same population as we currently have. The problem that arises is immigration. The immigration rate is higher than the emigration rate which keeps our population growing, especially in the border states to other countries.

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