© 2024 Connecticut Public

FCC Public Inspection Files:
WEDH · WEDN · WEDW · WEDY · WNPR
WPKT · WRLI-FM · WEDW-FM · Public Files Contact
ATSC 3.0 FAQ
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Population Mark Underscores Change, Diversity

Closing In: Yailin Melissa Turcios, just 20 minutes old, is in the arms of midwife, Joni McCann, as mother Rosa Turcios talks to relatives on the phone in South Florida Monday.
Joe Raedle
/
Getty Images
Closing In: Yailin Melissa Turcios, just 20 minutes old, is in the arms of midwife, Joni McCann, as mother Rosa Turcios talks to relatives on the phone in South Florida Monday.

On Tuesday morning, America's population is predicted to hit 300 million. Who are we?

Increasingly we are: a single mom; a centenarian; an immigrant from Mexico; an Asian business owner; a baby boomer; someone named Jacob or Emily. Decreasingly, we are a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant; a Northeasterner; someone from a large family; someone surrounded by waving wheat and open space.

Copyright 2023 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Robert Smith is a host for NPR's Planet Money where he tells stories about how the global economy is affecting our lives.

Stand up for civility

This news story is funded in large part by Connecticut Public’s Members — listeners, viewers, and readers like you who value fact-based journalism and trustworthy information.

We hope their support inspires you to donate so that we can continue telling stories that inform, educate, and inspire you and your neighbors. As a community-supported public media service, Connecticut Public has relied on donor support for more than 50 years.

Your donation today will allow us to continue this work on your behalf. Give today at any amount and join the 50,000 members who are building a better—and more civil—Connecticut to live, work, and play.

Related Content