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CTPost.com – Come January 2017, a new baby will be born in the United States every eight seconds and a person will die every 11 seconds.
And every 33 seconds, a new international immigrant – legal or otherwise – will be added to the population of the US of A.
Connecticut by the numbers, as of July 1, 2015
Age and sex
Persons under 5 years, percent, 5.2 percent
Persons under 18 years, percent, 21.3 percent
Persons 65 years and over, 15.8 percent
Race and Hispanic origin
White alone, 80.8 percent
Hispanic or Latino, 15.4 percent
Black or African American alone, 11.6 percent
Asian alone, 4.6 percent
Foreign born persons, from 2011-2015, 13.9 percent.
When all the numbers are added up with the combination of births, deaths and migration our country’s population will increase by one person every 17 seconds.
These number-crunching stats come from the U.S. Census Bureau’s population projections for the coming new year.
From world population to our own census data from Connecticut, the information offers a look at the makeup of our communities and how fast our population is changing.
After the ball drops in Time’s Square, the U.S. population will be 324,310,011. This represents an increase of 2,245,347, or 0.70 percent, from New Year’s Day 2016.
The numbers may come as a surprise to those who remember back on Nov. 20, 1967 when President Lyndon Johnson announced that the U.S. population had reached 200 million.
Nationally, the U.S. population grew by 0.7 percent to 323.1 million from July 1, 2015 to July 1, 2016. Data showed that 77.2 percent of Americans are aged 18 years or older,
On 12:01 a.m. Sunday, the world’s population will be 7,362,350,168, an increase of 77,849,375, or 1.07 percent, from New Year’s Day 2016.
After China and India, the United States is the world’s third most populous country.
Come January 2017, 4.3 births and 1.8 deaths are expected worldwide every second.
In Connecticut, the numbers tell a different story. According to the most current Cenus numbers, Connecticut’s population is 3,576,452. The state’s population growth – only 0.07 percent over a six-year period, is the 47th lowest in the U.S. States like North Dakota, Texas, Utah and Colorado recorded double-digit growth, according to Census data from the same period.
With 738.1 persons living in a square mile, only Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Jersey have a higher population density.
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