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Why Is U.S. Population Growth Slowing Down?05:23
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This 2018 file photo shows an envelope containing a 2018 census letter mailed to a resident in Providence, R.I., as part of the nation's only test run of the 2020 Census. (Michelle R. Smith/AP)
This 2018 file photo shows an envelope containing a 2018 census letter mailed to a resident in Providence, R.I., as part of the nation's only test run of the 2020 Census. (Michelle R. Smith/AP)
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New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show the U.S. population is growing at the slowest pace since 1937. As Americans age, fewer babies are being born and it could have implications for the economy.

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution.

This segment aired on December 20, 2018.

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