World Population to Hit 7.9 Billion on 2023 New Year’s Day
The US Census Bureau, on December 30, 2022, projected that the global population will hit 7.9 billion on the 2023 New Year’s Day.
About the US Census Bureau’s population projections
- Over 73.7 million people were added since the 2022 New Year’s Day. T`his is a 0.9 percent increase in the global population when compared to previous year
- In January 2023, over 4.3 births and 2 deaths are expected to happen at the global level every second.
- On the 2023 New Year’s Day, the US population is expected to hit 334.2 million. This is a 1.5 million additional people since the 2022 New Year or an increase of just under 0.5 percent. The country is expected to witness 1 birth every 9 seconds and a death every 10 seconds in January 2023. The net international immigration is expected add 1 person to the US population every 32 seconds.
- The combination of birth, death and net international immigration increases the population in the US by 1 person every 27 seconds.
Global Population Scenario
The UN expects the global population to reach 8 billion on November 15, 2023. The number is expected to keep increasing until the end of the 21st century. The majority of the population growth is happening in Asia, which had added 700 million people over the past 6 years.
In 2023, India’s population number is expected to surpass China, making it the world’s most populated country. However, the US Census Bureau’s International Database forecasts that India’s population would surpass China only by the year 2025.
Nigeria is expected to surpass the US to become the third most populated country in the world with around 388 million people by 2045.
Currently, the pace of the global population growth is slowing down. While it took just 12 years for the population to reach 8 billion, it is likely to take another 15 years for the world’s population to hit the 9 million mark.
Category: International / World Current Affairs