At the beginning of the new year, a baby will be born in the U.S. every 8 seconds
More than 320 million Americans will ring in the New Year, the United States Census Bureau said on Monday.
New projections released by the agency show the U.S. population is expected to hit 320,090,857 on Jan. 1, which is 2.33 million or .73%, more than New Year’s Day 2014.
“In January 2015, the U.S. is expected to experience a birth every eight seconds and one death every 12 seconds,” the bureau said in a statement. “Meanwhile, net international migration is expected to add one person to the U.S. population every 33 seconds.”
On a global level, an estimated 7,214,958,996 people will be alive to celebrate the New Year, up 77.3 million from last year.
See the real-time figures here: