Growth in America's Population 1910-2010

Franklin D. Roosevelt

U.S. National Archives

U.S. National Archives
United States

The 1940 census revealed that America’s population had grown only 7.3 percent during the preceding decade—the lowest rate of population growth in the country’s history. The low growth rate reflected the hardships of the Depression years, which led to declining marriage and birth rates and a virtual end to immigration.


  • Title: Growth in America's Population 1910-2010
  • Creator: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum of the National Archives and Records Administration

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