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

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Burgandy Basulto is a Content Writer at NAWRB. She has a bachelor’s degree in both English and Philosophy, and a master’s degree in Philosophy. When she’s not reading or writing, she loves running, kickboxing, watching films, trying new restaurants she finds via Yelp, and experiencing other cultures during her travels.

Before the start of the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau released their projections for the United States and World populations for the first month of the year. According to their report, the U.S population was 330, 222,422 on January 1, 2020, representing an increase of 0.61 percent, or 1,991,085, since New Year’s Day 2019. Since the last decade, the population has grown by 21, 476, 884, or by 6.96 percent. 

In other predictions, the nation is expected to have one birth every eight seconds and one death every eleven seconds. The net migration is expected to add one person to the U.S. population every 34 seconds. The combination of births, deaths and net international migration will increase the population by one every 19 seconds. 

The U.S. Census Bureau has recently reported that the net migration between the U.S. and abroad added 595,000 to the national population between 2018 and 2019, which is a decrease from the high of 1,047,000 witnessed between 2015 and 2016. The net international migration is projected to fall to its lowest levels this new decade. Interestingly, China has replaced Mexico as the largest sending country of foreign-born immigrants to the U.S. as of 2018. 

Worldwide, the population was projected to be 7,621,018,958, which is an increase of 1.03 percent from 2019. During the month of January in 2020, we can expect 4.3 births and 1.9 deaths every second across the globe. 

Read the full report here.

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