The U.S. Census Bureau projects that the U.S. population will be 317.3 million as of January 1, 2014. This represents an increase of 2.2 million, or 0.7%, from New Year’s Day 2013.
In January 2014, one birth is expected to occur every eight seconds in the U.S., and one death every 12 seconds.
The projected world population on Jan. 1, 2014, is 7.1 billion, an increase of 77.6 million or 1.1% from New Year’s Day 2013.
In January 2014, 4.3 births and 1.8 deaths are expected worldwide every second.
India led all countries in population growth during 2013, adding 15.6 million people, followed by China, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Ethiopia.
Bill Merrick is deputy editor of Credit Union Magazine. Follow him on Twitter via @CUMagazine.