Published January 1, 2017
WASHINGTON — Happy New Year! 2017 has arrived. With the new year upon us, new possibilities come along with it.
The U.S. Census Bureau has projected the U.S. population will be 324,310,011 on January 1, 2017. A hundred years ago, the United States population was just about 102 million. Fifty years ago, it was around 198 million. The 2010 Census counted just under 309 million people.
Since Census Day (April 1) 2010, the population has grown by 15,564,473, or 5.04 percent.
In January 2017, the United States is expected to experience one birth every 8 seconds and one death every 11 seconds.
Meanwhile, net international migration is expected to add one person to the U.S. population every 33 seconds.
The combination of births, deaths and net international migration will increase the U.S. population by one person every 17 seconds.
The projected world population Jan. 1, 2017, is 7,362,350,168, an increase of 77,849,375, or 1.07 percent, from New Year’s Day 2016. During January 2017, 4.3 births and 1.8 deaths are expected worldwide every second.
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.
We at the Native News Online hope you make the best of the challenges and opportunities life affords during the new year.
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