The world population is expected to reach 7.9 billion on New Year’s Day

The world population is expected to hit 7.9 billion people as of New Year’s Day 2023, adding 73.7 million people since New Year’s Day 2022, the US Census Bureau said Thursday.

That means a 0.9% increase in world population over the past year. In January 2023, 4.3 births and two deaths are expected worldwide every second, according to the Census Bureau.

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Argentines crowd a highway for a homecoming parade for the nation's soccer team that won the World Cup tournament December 14 in Buenos Aires.  20th, 2022.

Argentines crowd a highway for a homecoming parade for the nation’s soccer team that won the World Cup tournament December 14 in Buenos Aires. 20th, 2022.
(AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)

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The US population on New Year’s Day 2023 is expected to be 334.2 million people, with 1.5 million more people added since New Year’s Day 2022, an increase of almost half a percent.

In January 2023, the United States is projected to have one birth every nine seconds and one death every ten seconds. Net international migration is expected to add one person to the US population every 32 seconds. The combination of births, deaths and net international migration adds one person to the US population every 27 seconds, according to the Census Bureau.

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