The United States’ population will increase by one person every 17 seconds, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s population projections for the new year.
These stats come from projections that show there will be a new birth in the U.S. every eight seconds, a death every 11 seconds, and a new immigrant (legal or not) every 33 seconds.
After the ball drops in Time’s Square, the U.S. population will be 324,310,011. This represents an increase of 2,245,347, or 0.70 percent, from New Year’s Day 2016.
The numbers may come as a surprise to those who remember back on Nov. 20, 1967 when President Lyndon Johnson announced that the U.S. population had reached 200 million.
Nationally, the U.S. population grew by 0.7 percent to 323.1 million from July 1, 2015 to July 1, 2016. Data showed that 77.2 percent of Americans are aged 18 years or older.
Worldwide, the United States is the third most populous country after China and India.