U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for December 31: New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2015, 00:01 ET from U.S. Census Bureau

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:


Profile AmericaThursday, December 31st. On this New Year's Eve, some 322 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds are ready to greet the year 2015. A hundred years ago, the U.S. population was just over 100 million. Fifty years ago, it was around 194 million. The 2010 Census counted just under 309 million people. To show how the nation is growing, New Year's Day will be the birthday of about 10,800 newborns, the first of whom will be reported in the media. These new arrivals will be joined by others — the 1,950 or so international migrants adding to our net population every day. And there's plenty to draw from — the population of the wider world outside the U.S. is reckoned around 7.3 billion people. The men and women of the U.S. Census Bureau wish you a happy, safe, and prosperous New Year.

1914 and 1964 population: http://www.census.gov/population/estimates/nation/popclockest.txt 
Current U.S. & world population, with births and immigration: http://www.census.gov/popclock/

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau