U.S. Population Projected To See Major Growth

As the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Day, the United States welcomed a population of 335,893,238, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Throughout 2023, America’s population had grown by an impressive 1.75 million, representing a 0.53% increase since the beginning of the year. Comparing the numbers to the 2020 Census Day figure, there has been a substantial rise of 4,443,957 individuals.

The South and the West regions experienced the most significant population growth, while the Midwest and Northeast saw smaller increases. These demographic shifts reflect the ongoing migration and settlement patterns across the country.

The Census Bureau projects that in the upcoming month, there will be a birth in the United States every 9 seconds, a death every 9.5 seconds, and international migration, adding one person to the population every 28.3 seconds. Considering these factors, the overall U.S. population is expected to increase by about one person every 24.2 seconds.

The Census Bureau’s long-term projections indicate that the U.S. population will reach a peak of nearly 370 million by 2080. However, after that, the numbers are expected to decline gradually, reaching approximately 366 million by 2100. These projections consider factors such as birth, mortality, and immigration trends.

On a global scale, the United States ranks as the third most populous country, trailing behind China and India. Indonesia and Pakistan round out the top five. According to the Census Bureau’s Population Clock, the world’s population surpassed 8 billion just over a year ago, reaching 7 billion in 2011. As we usher in the new year, the global population is estimated to be 8,019,876,189.

The United Nations predicts that the world’s population will continue to increase, reaching over 10 billion within the next 60 years. In January alone, officials project that there will be 4.3 births and two deaths occurring every second worldwide.

For those interested in tracking the real-time counts of the world’s and U.S. populations, the Census Bureau provides a convenient online tool to stay informed.