2014: One birth every 8 seconds and one death every 12 seconds in US

As each nation prepares to begin the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau on Monday projected that on Jan. 1 the United States population will be 317,297,938. This represents an increase of 2,218,622, or 0.7 percent, from New Year's Day 2013.

In January, one birth is expected to occur every eight seconds in the United States and one death every 12 seconds.

World population

The projected world population is set at 7,137,577,750, an increase of 77,630,563, or 1.1 percent from New Year's Day 2013. An estimated 4.3 births and 1.8 deaths are expected worldwide every second, the Census Bureau says.

India added 15.6 million people over the one-year period, which led all countries, followed by China, Nigeria, Pakistan and Ethiopia.

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