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

The U.S. Census Bureau projects the population of the United States and the world on New Year's Day.


U.S. Population Projection

The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that the U.S. population will be 335,893,238 at midnight EST on January 1, 2024. This represents a 0.53% increase compared to January 1, 2023, and a 1.34% increase compared to Census Day in 2020.

Births, Deaths, and Migration

In January 2024, the United States is expected to have 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. Taking into account births, deaths, and net international migration, the U.S. population is estimated to increase by one person every 24.2 seconds.

World Population Projection

The projected world population on January 1, 2024, is 8,019,876,189, indicating a 0.95% increase from New Year's Day 2023. During January 2024, it is expected that there will be 4.3 births and 2.0 deaths worldwide every second.