Population increases in US, new American born every 14 secondsDecember 30th, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Dec 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Despite the recession, US experienced an increase in its population by about 1 percent. An increase in births pushed the U.S. population up about 1 percent this year to a projected 308,400,408 as of Jan. 1, 2010, a jump of 2,606,181, the U.S. Census Bureau said today. This implies that a new American is born every 14 seconds, and one dying every 12 seconds.
The US constitution has made it mandatory to conduct a decennial population survey and these results were released, because of that. This census data is also very crucial as it is used to distribute seats in Congress and allocate more than $400 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments. “The majority of the increase is due to natural increase - - new births in the United States — and we also have new people coming in through international migration, just under 900,000” this year, said Kennedy-Puthoff.
Perhaps due to the recession, the rate of international migration slowed to one immigrant every 37 seconds from one every 36 seconds in 2008. Kennedy- Puthoff revealed this. The bureau includes U.S. troop deployments in its migration estimates too. However it doesn’t track immigrants by their corresponding country of origin.
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