I read this article with keen interest:
The U.S. population will soar to 438 million by 2050 and the Hispanic population will triple, according to projections released Monday by the Pew Research Center.
Ah, yes, demographics.
Legal immigration + a younger existing population + higher birth rates = much higher net rate of population growth.
There’s also the attendant fact of the states possessing the largest rates of population growth being located along the Gulf Coast and in the West and Southwest, e.g., Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Idaho, California, whereas the states with the lowest rates of population growth — if not actual population declines — are in the Northeast and in the Rust Belt, e.g., Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Michigan.
Demographics + economics + local politics = population trends.
All of which raises an important question, doesn’t it?
What will be the partisan breakdown of the population-driven U.S. House of Representatives come 2050?
What’s your opinion about that, Pat Buchanan?