World Population to Reach 8 Billion by 2025

Today marks World Population Day, an annual event that has been observed on July 11th every year since 1989. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme, and it seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. 

Did you know that the world population is currently at 7.58 billion? Current estimates by the Census Bureau predict that the population will reach 8 billion by 2025. In honor of this day, the U.S. Census Bureau has released fascinating facts about the U.S. and global population. 

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Growth of Older Population Exceeds Total U.S. Population and Other Census Bureau Facts

The U.S. Census Bureau just released findings on the rapidly growing older population, of adults ages 65 and older, in a report. Due to a trend of lower birth rates and longer life spans, the growth of the older population now exceeds the total population and the population of citizens under the age of 65.

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Fastest-Growing States, Idaho Leads the Way

According to newly-released data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Idaho is the fastest-growing state in the country, depicting a 2.2 percent population increase to 1.7 million from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017. Nevada follows the Gem State with an increase of 2 percent, Utah with 1.9 percent, Washington with 1.7 percent and Florida with 1.6 percent.

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