Census Bureau Projects U.S. and World Populations on New Year’s Day

As our nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau projects the U.S. population will be 326,971,407 on Jan. 1, 2018. This represents an increase of 2,314,238, or 0.71 percent, from New Year’s Day 2017. Since Census Day (April 1) 2010, the population has grown by 18,225,587, or 5.90 percent.

The components of population change in the United States as of January 2018 are projected to be:

  • One birth every 8 seconds
  • One death every 10 seconds
  • One net international migration to the U.S. every 29 seconds
  • Increase to the U.S. population by one person every 18 seconds

The projected world population on Jan. 1, 2018, is 7,444,443,881, an increase of 78,521,283, or 1.07 percent, from New Year’s Day 2017. During January 2018, 4.3 births and 1.8 deaths are expected worldwide every second.

Top Ten Most Populous Countries:

  1. China   1,384,688,986
  2. India   1,296,834,042
  3. United States   329,256,465
  4. Indonesia   262,787,403
  5. Brazil   208,846,892
  6. Pakistan   207,862,518
  7. Nigeria   195,300,343
  8. Bangladesh   159,453,001
  9. Russia    142,122,776
  10. Japan   126,168,156

The Census Bureau’s U.S. and World Population Clock simulates real-time growth of the United States and world populations at <www.census.gov/popclock>.

 

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