Census: U.S. Expected to Add One Immigrant to Population Every 29 Seconds


In the year 2016 the United States will add another immigrant to its population every 29 seconds, according to projections from the U.S. Census Bureau.

With the country set to ring in the New Year, the Census reports that the population of the U.S. will continue its upward trajectory due to births and net positive international migration.

New Year’s Day the U.S. population will be 322,762,018, up 2,472,745 people or 0.77 percent higher than January 1, 2015. In the coming year, the Census says the U.S. is expected to experience a birth every eight seconds and add a new immigrant to the net population every 29 seconds.

“Meanwhile, net international migration is expected to add one person to the U.S. population every 29 seconds. The combination of births, deaths and net international migration increases the U.S. population by one person every 17 seconds,” the Census projects.

On a global level, the world’s population is projected to be 7,295,889,256 on New Year’s day — an increase of 77,918,825 or 1.08 percent — a year earlier.

The U.S. is the third most populous country behind China (1,367,485,388) and India (1,251,695,584). The fourth most populous country is Indonesia (255,993,674), followed by Brazil (204,259,812), Pakistan (199,085,847) and Nigeria (181,562,056).

Worldwide births are slated to outpace deaths with 4.3 births and 1.8 deaths expected every second.


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