The Global Population Has Now Surpassed 8 Billion People

The Global Population Has Now Surpassed 8 Billion People

( – U.S. Census Bureau estimates show that the global population has increased by over seventy-five million individuals this year, bringing the total to over eight billion on the first day of the new year.

At 0.53 percent, the US accounts for more than fifty percent of the total global growth. The US population was expected to hit 335.8 million on January 1, 2024, as the nation added 1.7 million individuals.

The data reveal that the global population increased by a little less than one percent and that four and a half individuals are anticipated to be born into this planet every second, with two people estimated to die at the same time.

William Frey, a Brookings Institution demographer, predicts that if the US continues to grow at its present rate of less than four percent from 2020 to 2030, it will have its slowest-growth decade in the nation’s history, even though it accounts for for half of the global population growth. Most of that rise is not actual “growth.” It is not that U.S. citizens are having more babies, but that millions of illegal immigrants are arriving in the country from others.

Following the Great Depression of the 1930s, the US had its slowest-growth decade ever, with the population increasing by just 7.3 percent during that time.

One baby will be born in the US every 9 seconds in 2024, according to the Census Bureau, while every 9.5 seconds, one individual will die. Despite a slowdown in the US’s natural growth, Frey projects that net migration will add one individual to the population every 28.3 seconds, meaning the country’s total growth rate will not stay much lower than it has in the past. The numbers reveal that the country’s population will increase by a single individual every 24.2 seconds due to a mix of deaths, births, and foreign migration.

Census Bureau officials noted in a statement that, independent of official US population estimates, the UN has declared the “Day of 8 Billion” to have occurred on November 22, 2022. It was a day marking the passing of the 8 billionth person on Earth.

By 2050, the United Nations projects that the world’s population will have increased to 9.8 billion.

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