The world’s population will increase by more than 7.9 billion people on New Year’s Day, 7,942,645,086 to be exact, the US Census Bureau said in a statement this week.
The figure represents an increase of more than 79 million people since January 2022 worldwide.
In January, 4.3 births and two deaths are expected worldwide per second.
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In the US, the population will increase by half a percent to around 334,233,854, with a person born every nine seconds, a person dying every 10 seconds and someone joining the population every 32 seconds through immigration.
The average comes to a net gain of one American every 21 seconds.
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The most populous countries are China, India, the USA and Indonesia.
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In the US, California, Texas and Florida have the highest populations.