Record US Births Top Boomer Peak

Fertility is lower but larger population adds up to baby bumper crop
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2008 4:46 AM CDT
4,315,000 babies were born in the US last year, the most of any year in history.   ((c) scott keddy)
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(Newser) – More Americans were born last year than in any other in history, reports ABC News. The 4,315,000 bundles of joy even top the Baby Boom at its peak. The expanding population is expected to put more pressure on scarce resources, but all those new taxpayers will help foot Medicare bills for the original Boomers, say experts.

"We already have scarce resources in a lot of areas," said one demographics expert. "It's going to affect our water supply, the quality of our air. Places that are already crowded are going to get more crowded in the future."