Although immigration contributes to growth of the U. Hispanic population, births in the U. Births overtook immigration as the main driver of Latino population growth after Krogstad and Lopez, In , immigration rates had been low for several decades, so both immigrants and their U. The contrast is striking in terms of median age—the age at which half the population is older and half younger. For the U.
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The median age for immigrants was The median age for the second generation, whose parents mainly came during the early 20th-century wave of immigration, was By , the U. Had there been no immigration after , the population would have been slightly older, with a median age of nearly The most striking change, though, is in the second generation.
The children of immigrants today have a median age of 19, so they are about a quarter century younger than their counterparts in and are substantially younger than the overall population. The median age of foreign-born Americans is projected to reach nearly 53, close to its level in The median age of the second generation will increase even more sharply, to 36, though this group is projected to remain slightly younger than the overall population.
Over the next five decades, projected immigration would have the impact of keeping the median age of the overall population slightly lower than it would be otherwise, by 2.
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Chapter 2: Immigration’s Impact on Past and Future U.S. Population Change
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