As we close out the year, it is always interesting to see how trends have changed over time, particularly how our population has reacted to technological, political, or environmental changes. The U.S. Census Bureau has announced that on Jan. 1, 2015, the U.S. population will be 320,090,857.
It shows that the population is on an upward trend, as this year’s figure is up by 0.73 percent from last year. This figure may seem small, but our population has increased by about 2.3 million. The Census Bureau also reported that in the U.S., one child is born every 8 seconds and a death occurs every 12 seconds. This death statistic does seem high, but at least there are more births being reported than deaths.
The Bureau also did a breakdown of the populations, revealing that California remains the most populous state, with 33.8 million people, followed by Texas (27.0 million), Florida (19.9 million), and New York (19.7 million).
I think the U.S. is in a perfect position when it comes to population, as we are increasing at a steady rate. Hopefully our nation will not experience overpopulation, which has continued to plague other countries.