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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Wednesday, May 4, 1977;

-age Twenty THE MICHIGAN DAILY Wednesday, May 4, 1977

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U.S. population now
older, Census shows

WASHINGTON 0P) - Ameri-
ca's population of 216 million
persons is growing older and ex-
panding slower than it did a
year ago, the Census Bureau
said yesterday.
The bureau said the median
age of the population jumped
from 27.9 years in 1970 to 29.0 in
1976.
And it reported that the U.S.
population of 216 million was
only 1.6 million - or .7 per cent
-more in January 1977 than in
January 1976.
BY COMPARISON, the pop-
ulation increased .8 per cent in
1975, aided by the immigration
of 130,000 Vietnamese refugees
to the United States. It increas-
ed 1.1 per cent in 1970.
The bureau noted that two fac-
tors involved in the trend were
the continuing tendency of men
to marry later and to have
fewer children.
It found that 43 per cent of
women in their early 20's were
still single in 1976, compared to
28 per cent in 1960. And it re-
ported that 42 per cent of wo-
men in their early 20's who had
been married remained child-
less in 1976, compared to 24 per
cent in 1960.
THE BUREAU said the total
fertility rate - the number of
children the average woman
would have at the end of her
childbearing years if the rate
did not change - hit a record
low for the fifth consecutive
(e, dropin' frOm 1.80 in 1975
to 1.76 in 19Th. The rate was 2.4
in 1970.
Thre U Spopoltion expct-
sion has been generaly slowing
since thre late 19511s, which
marked the height of the post-
World War II haby boos
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Changing social values have
had a major impact on popula-
tion growth. Social scientists
say both the rising cost of liv-
ing and the women's movement
have encouraged women to join
the labor force. The result is
that they often postpone mar-
riage and childbirth. It also
has become more socially ac-
ceptable for unmarried people
to live alone or with sopeone of
the opposite sex.
THE CENSUS Bureau also
found that the number of chil-
dren under age 14 declined by
5.5 million in the last six years,
a 10.3 per cent decrease, while
the population over age 65 grew
by three million, or 14.8 ' per
cent.
Other population data show-
ed:
* Twice as many unmarried
couples, an estimated 1.3 mil-
lion people, were living togeth-
er in 1976 as were in 1970. Also,
the number of families headed
by a woman with no husband
present increased by one-third
during the period.
* The divorce rate has doub-
led since 1960, jumping from 2.0
divorces per 1,000 population to
five divorces per 1,000 popula
tion. As of March 1976, there
were 2.8 million men and 4.4
million women reported as cur
rently divorced and not remar
rind. The bureu estimated tha
one of every three married pe
sons between the ages of 2 and
35 atd who were married in
197 . will end their first rno
riage it diorce if enrret
tre s contion.
* The collegE e rllmentto
somet aes 25 to r5 hts de
I x sin'e 170 to 940,00 in 1
meanig more older women te
in i hlk to school.
0 Amosrt half f itieae1 adoe r itth'
bo frcecnil ts e .c-totir3
cer in 1970 and 03 per ceti
1960 Ar the samet me, 78 pr
cent of tmen age 16 and or
iere in the abrt force in 1t
compared rih 80 iper centt i
190 and 83 r-'r cent in 1960.
The reort ss emnplovmr
ia most white cIt'a and sri
otctipatioini hart totnstedli
sin e 51974, biutmlomnti
bliecoltrlarrr -ttitin -didno
recovter fI Is ftomtlitsesmexs
rienedcO betseenrt174an
1975.
THE IPORT sp - that i
.in a riln ei irme taa
ed in cotntE trchising po
er, desined by three per cc
in 1975 frorm the 1974 level as
nlation outstripped wage i-
creases. The median family iS
come in constant dollars w
S13720 in 1975, or about $30
less than in 1974.
Abot 12 per cent of the pop-
uiation, or 26 million persons
was below the poverty level of
95,500 for a nonfarm family of
four in 1975. That compares
with about 11 per cent in 1974
and 22 per cent in 1959.
Between 1970 and 1976, the
population in metropolitan areas
increased by four per cent
while it grew by eight per cent
in nonmetropolitan areas, the
figures show.

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