The new Census Bureau population projections indicate much-reduced population growth in future decades compared to previous projects.
Using the 2022 Census Bureau population estimates as a base, it is projected that the US population will rise from the present 335 million to 364 million in 2060, under the middle immigration scenario. This is 40 million below the 404 million residents in the previous Census Bureau projections, which were issued in 2017. This reduction is equal to the population of California, which currently has the largest population.
The population is projected to peak at 370 million in 2080 and then start to decline. Most of the population gain is expected to come from immigration, as birth rates continue to fall and deaths of baby boomers begin to exceed births by 2038.
So much for the population bomb!