For the past few years, the annual growth rate in the United States has been on the decline. This means that the US is not growing as fast as it was a decade ago. The decline in the growth rate was caused by dips in natural increase, which is defined by subtracting the number of deaths from the number of births, and net international migration, which is the total number of people coming into the US minus the total number leaving the US. The article was mostly a general summary of how the US population has changed recently, but it also describes changes in regional and state populations.
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