Last Update: Friday, Jun 24, 2022

The total U.S. resident population in 2021 is 330 million, which is a 0.3% increase from the last year (2020, 329 million), a 5.8% increase from 10 years ago (2011, 312 million), and a 59% increase from 50 years ago (1971, 208 million).

Note: Resident population includes civilian population and armed forces personnel residing within the United States; it excludes armed forces personnel residing overseas. Population estimates as of July 1 of the indicated reference year.

The U.S. resident population growth in 2021 is 0.9 million. 2021 is the first time the population growth is below 1 million in the recent history. The population growth was 2 million in 2017. The highest growth was 3.5 million in 1992. The population growth has been in decline since then.

The U.S. resident population growth rate in 2021 is 0.29%. The highest growth rate was 1.40% in 1992. The population growth rate has been in decline since then.

When the growth rate declines to zero, the population will remain unchanged. When the growth rate is below zero, the population will start to decline.

- Digest of Education Statistics (2021). Table 101.10. Estimates of resident population, by age group, live births, and fertility rate: 1970 through 2021.