5Natural Growth When birthrate is higher than death rate Birthrate is the annual (yearly) number of live births per 1,000 peopleBetween 1790 and 1830, the US population TRIPLED primarily because of the high birthrate!By the mid 1920s, most of the population growth was natural.Remember QUOTAS??
6ImmigrationAs you know, immigrants are people who leave their home country to become members of another countryThis, of course, increases the population.
8Population TrendsThe overall size of each household has decreased significantly since 1970.What factors could have impacted this?More women have entered the workforce.
9Population Migration The US population doesn’t just grow, it changes. Census information allows us to look where people are coming together in the United States.For example, most people were farmers, but in the 1800s people started moving to cities…why do you think?
10Population MigrationPeople move to the sunbelt because it’s warmer. Yes, even climactic changes impact population migrations…
11Population MigrationThe United States used to be mostly rural. Now 80% of the population lives in cities and suburbs!What’s a suburb?
12Population Changes WE ARE GETTING OLDER!!!! (this powerpoint needs to be in full screen to see the movement of this image)
13In which region of the US are most people living in poverty?
14EducationWhich area of the US has the lowest percentage of high school graduates? How does Pittsburgh compare to the rest of the country?
15How did education attainment change from 1990 to 2000?
16How did education attainment change from 1990 to 2010?