Census Bureau: US Population Nearly 323 Million on New Year’s Day

International migration in the new year will add one person to the U.S. population every 29 seconds, the Census Bureau estimates.

In it’s New Year’s Day forecast, the bureau projects the U.S. population will hit 322,762,018 on Jan. 1 – an increase of 0.77 percent from Jan. 1, 2015.

“Net international migration is expected to add one person to the U.S. population every 29 seconds,” the bureau reports in its statement, projecting also there will be one birth every eight seconds and one death every 10 seconds in 2016.