- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 30, 2015

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

America has grown by 2.5 million people in the last year. The U.S. Census Bureau has released their projection for the United States population, noting it hit 322,762,018 on New Years Day. This represents an increase of 2,472,745 people - or 0.77 percent, from one year ago.

“In 2016, the United States is expected to experience one birth every eight seconds and one death every 10 seconds. Meanwhile, net international migration is expected to add one person to the U.S. population every 29 seconds,” the federal agency says.

“The combination of births, deaths and net international migration increases the U.S. population by one person every 17 seconds.” Meanwhile, the projected world population on Jan. 1 is 7,295,889,256, an increase of 77,918,825, or 1.08 percent, from New Year’s Day 2015.

During January 2016, 4.3 births and 1.8 deaths are expected worldwide every second, the agency noted.

Watch the increases at the Census Bureau’s U.S. and World Population Clock, which simulates real-time growth of the U.S. and world populations, here

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