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For Immediate Release: Friday, February 01, 2019

Census Bureau Projects U.S. and World Populations on New Year's Day

Press Release Number CB19-TPS.05

FEB. 1, 2019 — As our nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau projects the U.S. population will be 328,231,337 on Jan. 1, 2019. This represents an increase of 2,013,241, or 0.62 percent, from New Year’s Day 2018. Since Census Day (April 1) 2010, the population has grown by 19,485,799 or 6.31 percent.

In January 2019, the United States is expected to experience one birth every 8 seconds and one death every 11 seconds. Meanwhile, net international migration is expected to add one person to the U.S. population every 34 seconds. The combination of births, deaths and net international migration will increase the U.S. population by one person every 19 seconds.

The projected world population on Jan. 1, 2019, is 7,543,334,085, an increase of 78,960,911, or 1.06 percent, from New Year’s Day 2018. During January 2019, 4.3 births and 1.9 deaths are expected worldwide every second.

The Census Bureau’s U.S. and World Population Clock simulates real-time growth of the United States and world populations at <www.census.gov/popclock>.

No news release associated with this report. Tip Sheet only.




Jewel Jordan
Public Information Office

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