World population to hit 7.9 billion on New Year’s Day

The US Census Bureau has projected a 7.9 billion growth in world population on New Year’s Day 2023

Since 1 January 2022, 73.7 million people have been added to reach the latest figure. Over the past year, the world witnessed a population growth of 0.9 per cent

According to data released by the bureau, the US is expected to witness a birth every nine seconds and one death every 10 seconds

Normally, a combination of births, deaths and net international migration increases the US population by a person every 27 seconds

By the year 2025, the Bureau’s International Database predicts India’s population to surpass that of China’s, which is currently the most populated country in the world

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