Posted on December 30, 2016

2017 Census: U.S. Babies to Arrive Every 8 Seconds

Jim Shay, CT Post, December 29, 2016

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.

{snip} 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.


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.


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.