Happy New Year: Welcome to Twenty Fifteen

Happy New Year Twenty FifteenTwenty Fifteen (2015) has a nice ring to it!

A New Year brings a renewed hope complete with good intentions to carve out a better tomorrow. Maybe we want to eat healthier; maybe we want to handle our money better.

As we embark on Twenty Fifteen, we all should hope for true progress in Indian Country. There is still a lot of work to be done to make Indian Country better for our youth and elders.

Whatever your situation, we at Native News Online wish you a Happy New Year. We hope and pray Twenty Fifteen brings a better tomorrow for all.

January 1 Population Projections

As our nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau Wednesday projected the United States population will be 320,090,857 on January 1, 2015.

This represents an increase of 2,334,187, or 0.73 percent, from New Year’s Day 2014, and 11,345,319, or 3.67 percent, since Census Day (April 1) 2010.

In January 2015, the U.S. is expected to experience a birth every eight seconds and one death every 12 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 increases the U.S. population by one person every 16 seconds.

The projected world population on January 1, is 7,214,958,996, an increase of 77,381,246, or 1.08 percent, from New Year’s Day 2014. During January 2015, 4.3 births and 1.8 deaths are expected worldwide every second.

The Census Bureau’s Pop Clock displays real-time growth of the U.S. and world populations.


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