Census: U.S. Population at 308.4 Million


censusThe total population of the United States is projected to reach 308,400,408 on Jan. 1, 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau said today. If accurate, the projection – issued on the eve of the 2010 Census – would represent¬†an increase of 2,606,181, or 0.9 percent, from New Year’s Day 2009, officials said in a release.The projections also indicated that in January 2010, one U.S. birth is expected to occur every eight seconds and one death every 12 seconds.

Net international migration is expected to add one person every 37 seconds to the U.S. population, resulting in an increase in the total U.S. population of one person every 14 seconds, Census officials said.

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