300 Million People in America & Smaller Families
There are now 300 million people in america. Is that a big deal? More interesting than this stat, or the ambiguity over whether the 300,000,000th american was a newborn child or an immigrant, is the this stat from the article (emphasis added by me):
“The average US family had 4.5 people in 1915, 3.3 in 1967 and 2.6 in 2006”
What are families so much smaller? Is it because more of us live in urban areas, which generally have smaller living spaces?
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine has an article about how to “be green,” or live a more environmentally-friendly, environmentally-conscious lifestyle. One of the things they said was that people should have fewer children. Their reasoning is that more kids could grow up to be environmentally-irresponsible consumers. Is that a legitimate concern?