Net international migration is expected to add one person to the U.S. population every 29 seconds, the U.S. Census Bureau reports.
“The combination of births, deaths and net international migration increases the U.S. population by one person every 17 seconds,” according to the bureau.
About 1.1 million immigrants enter the U.S. legally every year, an all-time record high. They comes as refugees – about 85,000 every year – as green-card holders and through a multitude of other immigration programs.
Another approximately 400,000 people cross the U.S. Southern border illegally every year.
The latest Census numbers were released Dec. 22. Areas like California’s Bay area are the “victim of its own prosperity” with too many people and not enough housing, not enough schools, and not enough funding for schools and services, reported CBS San Francisco.
Crime rates in places like Oakland are also spiraling.
America has grown by 2.5 million people in the last year. The U.S. Census Bureau has released its projection for the United States population and predicts it will hit 322,762,018 on New Year’s Day, the Washington Times reported.
This represents an increase of 2,472,745 people, or 0.77 percent, from one year ago.
“In 2016, the United States is expected to experience one birth every eight seconds and one death every 10 seconds. Meanwhile, net international migration is expected to add one person to the U.S. population every 29 seconds,” the federal agency says.
“The combination of births, deaths and net international migration increases the U.S. population by one person every 17 seconds.”
Meanwhile, the projected world population on Jan. 1 is 7,295,889,256, an increase of 77,918,825, or 1.08 percent, from New Year’s Day 2015, according to the Washington Times.
In January 2016, 4.3 births and 1.8 deaths are expected worldwide every second, the agency noted.