Tuesday, December 21, 2010

U.S. Population Grew by 60 Million in 20 years

Hi Yupette,

The U.S. population has increased from 248.7 million in 1990 to 308.7 million this year. Despite almost 3 years of recession the population of the United states grew by 27.3 million, or 9.7 percent, this decade. So we are on track for the U.S. population to reach between 550 and 600 million by the end of this century.

How long can we continue to postpone making decisions about the effect of significant population growth on our environment? I'm 35 and expect to be around in 30 years when the U.S. population may increase by another 100 million.

Jeanne, Arlington, 22204

17 Comments:

At 21 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

2010 Population would be 311-312 million if it weren't for the recession.

 
At 21 December, 2010 , Anonymous Susan said...

Virginia's population grew by a million, or 100,000 a year over the last decade. How long are the politicians going to go underfunding infrastructure?

 
At 21 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Virginia's population in 2000 per the Census was 7,079,048, Virginia's population in this year's Census was 8,001,024, that's a 922,000 increase.

 
At 21 December, 2010 , Anonymous 22207 Parent said...

So why does my kid have to attend school in a trailer classroom? Virginia's population has been growing by 80,000 to 100,000 a year for decades. What are the pols doing but doing nothing?

 
At 21 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington's population has grown by 23-25 thousand since 2000.

 
At 21 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are we supposed to be disappointed that the U.S. population grew by "only" 9.7 percent?

 
At 21 December, 2010 , Anonymous 1st Grader's Parent said...

So what are Zimmerman and the County Board doing to help the Arlington School System accommodate 1,000 additional students each year for at least 10 years into the future? Besides spending $300 million on trolleys?

 
At 21 December, 2010 , Anonymous Kevin L. said...

Why are these Yuptards focusing on congressional gerrymandering when they should be focusing on funding public infrastructure to match a population growth in Virginia of 92,000 per year?

 
At 21 December, 2010 , Anonymous Denise said...

What can you expect when the "local media" are not only shills for the developers who want to "pave paradise" but serve on the chamber of commerce's board of directors?

 
At 21 December, 2010 , Anonymous Linda said...

Don't worry, be happy. Your kid may have to attend class in a trailer for the next 10 years he or she is in the Arlington School system, but we'll never lack for more state-of-the-art soccer fields thanks to Coach Pat Murphy and Nada Tejada.

 
At 21 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Earth to Bob McDonnell. We need more public infrastructure in Virginia. We don't need you to give-away public infrastructure to your neo-con artist good buds.

 
At 21 December, 2010 , Anonymous Mark - 22206 said...

If Arlington's population is growing by 2,500 a year I have got to nominate Charis Zimmerman for Urban Village Idiot of the Decade, for totally ignoring the problems our County faces concomitant with this kind of population growth.

 
At 21 December, 2010 , Anonymous Jeff said...

Dude, all our problems will be solved by building two expensive, inefficient, and low speed light rail lines, one to serve the Pike and the other to serve Crystal City. But don't believe me, just ask Guru of Gridlock Zimmerman.

 
At 22 December, 2010 , Anonymous Peter said...

All so-called "Publc Radio" focused on yesterday was congressional redistricting.

 
At 23 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where wil our grandchildren obtain their food, drinking water, and other "basics"?

 
At 29 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the excuse for not placing renewable energy on public buildings?

 
At 29 December, 2010 , Anonymous fed up Democrat said...

Environmentally irresponsible synthetic surface soccer fields are County Government's priority.

 

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