U.S. Population Projections
This program was part of C-SPAN’s regular Friday “America by the Numbers” series.
Jennifer Ortman and William Frey talked about anticipated U.S. population changes over the next half-century, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The Census Bureau released a report with projections showing a considerably older and more racially and ethnically diverse nation by 2060. These population projections by age, sex, race and origin, are the first set of population projections based on the 2010 Census. They also discussed policy ramifications of this population growth, including government spending on social programs, immigration, politics, and the effect of the 2008-09 recession.
People in this video
William H. Frey Senior Fellow Brookings Institution->Metropolitan Policy Program
Jennifer Ortman Demographer U.S. Census Bureau
Steve Scully Host C-SPAN
- C-SPAN | Washington JournalC-SPAN | Washington Journal
More Videos From
Washington JournalMore Videos
Hunger and the Economy
Alisha Coleman-Jensen and Caroline Ratcliffe talked about access to food in the U.S. and food security issues, and they responded to telephone calls…
State of Retirement in the U.S.
Paul Taylor spoke about the state of retirement the state of retirement savings for older Americans and new findings that the U.S. could…
U.S. Workers' Commutes
Brian McKenzie and Robert Puentes spoke about the transportation policy implications of a Census Bureau report that tracked the amount of…
Roundtable Discussion on U.S. Population
Demographers spoke about the latest U.S. Census report showing population changes in the nation’s cities, counties, and metropolitan…