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Nationís Population Approaches 298 Million on New Yearís Day


The U.S. Census Bureau today projected the Jan. 1, 2006, population will be 297,821,175 up 2,713,518 or 0.9 percent from New Yearís Day 2005.

In January, the United States is expected to register one birth every eight seconds and one death every 12 seconds.

Meanwhile, net international migration is expected to add one person every 31 seconds. The result is an increase in the total population of one person every 14 seconds.


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