US Census Study Reveals Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

A study released on Thursday (24/3), by the United States Census Bureau showed that COVID-19 played a role in reducing the population by more than 73 percent. countycounty-level region, in America last year.

The Bureau’s Division of Population Estimates and Model 2021 components said population declines were reported at nearly 3,000 county. They call it “natural decline,” which is caused by more deaths than births in the population over a given period of time.

In a broadcast media release, the bureau said studies showing declining births, an aging population and a soaring increase in deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to increased natural declines.

The study showed that some county It is also experiencing population decline due to international and domestic migration. The census shows county with net international migration loss, a condition in which more people move out of the state than in, is most common in the states of California, Oregon and Mississippi.

The study also identified states with county which has the highest percentage of net domestic migration losses, the condition in which people move within the Americas. The states include Alaska, Louisiana, and Illinois.

Studies show that more than 65 percent of the Americas will experience positive domestic migration overall from 2020 to 2021. Maricopa County in Arizona derives the largest population from domestic migration, followed by Riverside County in California, and Collin County in Texas. Los Angeles County, California, experienced the largest net domestic migration loss, followed by New York County in New York.

The bureau said the statistics released Thursday included population estimates and change components for 384 metropolitan statistical areas, 543 micropolitan statistical areas and 3,143 counties. [ka/lt]