However, in rural America prices have been unnaturally maintained while populations have ceased growing.
America's population growth is primarily among the...
- South / West
1- US Population growth among South and West...Population longevity in NE and MW
Since 2000, South / West has grown by 17% (33.2m) while the NE / MW has grown by 5% (6m).
2- Rural vs. Urban
America's "rural" population ceased growing about 1940 (growing by only 2 million from 1940 through the 2010 Census). Meanwhile, America's urban centers have seen almost 99% of the US population growth since the advent of WWII (+174 million from '40-->'10).
3- Young vs. Elderly
Since the advent of mass urbanization coming out of WWII, birth rates have collapsed. Below, total births peak in 1957 and have been decelerating since. And now, a further birth dearth is coming as Millennials in America (& urban settings worldwide) are simply not reproducing at a rate anywhere near sufficient to replace themselves.
Below, the population of American young (under 15yr/olds) surged coming out of WWII and peaked in 1965 but then essentially never again grew...now only 2 million more young Americans than in 1965.