Record Number Of Americans Now Hold Passports

“More Americans have passports now than ever before,” says Ken Chavez, Public Affairs Officer in the Office of Policy Coordination and Public Affairs at the US State Department. Over one-third of the population to be exact, or nearly 110 million out of 313 million Americans. That’s more than double the number of US passports in circulation in 2000 (48 million) and around 15 times 1989’s 7 million.

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