World population up 75 million this year, topping 8 billion by Jan. 1 (Scripps News)

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    World population up 75 million this year, topping 8 billion by Jan. 1 – By AP via Scripps News (Scripps News) / Dec 28, 2023

    The U.S. added 1.7 million people and will have a population on New Year’s Day of 335.8 million people.

    The world population grew by 75 million people over the past year and on New Year’s Day it will stand at more than 8 billion people, according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday.

    The worldwide growth rate in the past year was just under 1%. At the start of 2024, 4.3 births and two deaths are expected worldwide every second, according to the Census Bureau figures.

    The growth rate for the United States in the past year was 0.53%, about half the worldwide figure. The U.S. added 1.7 million people and will have a population on New Year’s Day of 335.8 million people.

    If the current pace continues through the end of the decade, the 2020s could be the slowest-growing decade in U.S. history, yielding a growth rate of less than 4% over the 10-year-period from 2020 to 2030, said William Frey, a demographer at The Brookings Institution.

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