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69 Million Americans Born Since 9/11 Terror Attack

69 Million Americans Born Since 9/11 Terror Attack
A man pauses at the North pool before a commemoration ceremony for the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks at the National September 11 Memorial, September 11, 2017, in New York City. In New York City and throughout the United States, the country is marking the 16th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Monday, 11 September 2017 11:09 AM Current | Bio | Archive

It’s been 16 years since 19 terrorists hijacked airliners and killed 2,977 Americans. It was one of those momentous days that those who lived through will never forget.

But time marches on and new generations know these events only as history. An analysis of Census Bureau data shows that 69,376,247 Americans have been born since that tragic day. With 325,779,795 Americans alive today, that means fully 21 percent were born after the deadly attacks.

Another 25,779,131 were six or under at the time of the attack and probably have no real memory of the event. So, the horrible reality of 9/11 is nothing more than history for over 95 million Americans alive today.

The table below shows the number of Americans alive today who were alive for selected major historical events.[1]

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The Census Bureau estimates that the U.S. population currently increases by an average of one new person every 12 seconds.[2]

Footnotes:

  1. Calculations are based on Census Bureau data.
  2. United States Census Bureau, "Population and Housing Unit Estimates," accessed September 8, 2017

Each weekday, Scott Rasmussen’s Number of the Day explores interesting and newsworthy topics at the intersection of culture, politics, and technology. Columns published on Ballotpedia reflect the views of the author.

Scott Rasmussen is a Senior Fellow for the Study of Self-Governance at the King’s College in New York and an Editor-At-Large for Ballotpedia, the Encyclopedia of American Politics. His most recent book, "Politics Has Failed: America Will Not," was published by the Sutherland Institute in May.To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.

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