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Updated December 30th, 2023 at 17:48 IST

On New Year's Day, the world population will stand at 8 billion people

The world's population grew by 75 Million people over the past year.

Nishtha Narayan
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On New Year's Day, the world population will stand at 8 billion people | Image:ANI
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On New Year's Day, the world population will stand at 8 billion people, according to figures given by the US Census Bureau on Thursday. The world's population grew by 75 Million people over the past year. 

According to the Census Bureau figures, in the previous year, the global growth rate was slightly less than 1%. Beginning in 2024, there will be two deaths and 4.3 births per second predicted globally.

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About half of the global growth rate was achieved by the US last year, with a growth rate of 0.53%. 

With 1.7 million new residents, the US will have 335.8 million residents on New Year's Day. 

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According to William Frey, a demographer at The Brookings Institution, if the current pace holds through the end of the decade, the 2020s may be the slowest-growing decade in US history, with a growth rate of less than 4% over the ten-year period from 2020 to 2030. 

At the start of 2024, the US is expected to experience one birth every nine seconds and one death every 9.5 seconds.

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Published December 30th, 2023 at 17:48 IST

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