United States of America

People and Culture

What is the population of the United States?

The U.S. population is approximately 304 million people, with one person being born every seven seconds, one person dying every 13 seconds, and one international migrant arriving every 30 seconds, yielding a net gain of one new person every 11 seconds.

In the nineteenth century, most immigrants to the United States—like this Italian couple—came from Europe. Today, the majority come from Mexico and Asia (photo courtesy Paul A. Tucci).

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