World population expected to increase to more than 7.9 billion on New Year’s Day; nearly 1% uptick from 2022


The global population will expand more than 7.9 billion people by New Year’s Day – 7,942,645,086 to be exact, the U.S. Census Bureau said in a release this week. 

The number is a more than 79 million-person increase from January 2022 worldwide.

In January, 4.3 births and two deaths are expected worldwide every second. 

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Hong Kong residents gather in front of Victoria Harbour ahead of the countdown on New Year’s Eve Saturday Dec. 31, 2022 in Hong Kong. 
(AP Photo/Anthony Kwan)

In the U.S., the population will increase half a percent to around 334,233,854, with one person born every nine seconds, one person dying every 10 seconds and someone joining the population every 32 seconds through immigration. 

It averages out to a net gain of an American every 21 seconds. 

Revelers gather under the rain during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in New York.

Revelers gather under the rain during the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in New York.
(AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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The countries with the highest populations are China, India, the U.S. and Indonesia. 

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In the U.S., California, Texas and Florida have the highest populations. 



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