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As our nation prepares to ring in the New Year, the U.S. Census Bureau projects the U.S. and world population on New Year’s Day. The Census Bureau’s U.S. and World Population Clock simulates real-time growth of the United States and world populations.

Each year in December, the Census Bureau releases annual population estimates for each state and the District of Columbia as of the previous July 1st. The vintage 2018 population estimates cover the period from July 1, 2017, to July 1, 2018. We calculate the annual percent change for each state and round the percent to one decimal place.

Key Stats:

Source: Vintage 2018 Population Estimates and International Data Base.

Source: Vintage 2018 Population Estimates.

Note: Click on the image above to see the full interactive data visualization. Hover over the map, the bar charts or the line chart to see results for each state. Hover over white space to see results for the Unites States.

More Stats:

From Population and Housing Unit Estimates: Estimates generally use existing symptomatic data (for example births, deaths, migration) collected from various sources.

From the Population Projections: Projections are estimates of the population for future dates. They are typically based on an estimated population consistent with the most recent decennial census and are produced using the cohort-component method.

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From the U.S. and World Population Clock: The U.S. population clock is based on a series of short-term projections for the resident population of the United States. This includes people whose usual residence is in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. These projections do not include members of the Armed Forces overseas, their dependents, or other U.S. citizens residing outside the United States.

The World Population Clock is based on projections from the International Data Base (demographic data) and USA Trade Online (trade data).

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