The Census Bureau forecasts the populations of the United States and the globe at the start of New Year’s Day.

On January 3, 2024, the U.S. Census Bureau made projections for the populations of the United States and the world on New Year’s Day. According to their estimates, the U.S. population will reach 335,893,238 at midnight EST, representing a 0.53% increase from the previous year and a 1.34% increase from Census Day in 2020.

In January 2024, the United States is expected to see one birth every 9.0 seconds and one death every 9.5 seconds. Additionally, net international migration is projected to add one person to the U.S. population every 28.3 seconds. When combined, these factors result in a population increase of one person every 24.2 seconds.

The world population is also expected to see growth, with a projected total of 8,019,876,189 on January 1, 2024. This represents an increase of 75,162,541 (0.95%) from the previous year. In January 2024, the world is expected to see 4.3 births and 2.0 deaths every second.

To track the growth of the U.S. and world populations in real-time, the Census Bureau has created a Population Clock that displays simulated data. This tool is available on their website for anyone to access.

As we enter the new year, these projections serve as a reminder of the constant changes and growth of our population. The U.S. Census Bureau will continue to monitor and report on these statistics to provide valuable insights into our society.  

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