Federal Emergency Management Agency

US Demographic Shifts

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The U.S. population will continue to grow in both numbers and diversity.  The key demographic trends and drivers with the potential to affect emergency management activities are: Overall U.S. population growth; Increase in the elderly population; Increase in racial and ethnic diversity; Increase in urban sprawl and growth of “megaregions”; Increase in coastal population density; Shifts in U.S. demographic structure.

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23.86KMay 1, 2011
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