Census: U.S. population could reach 308 million

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The U.S. Census Bureau estimated today that the nation’s population would grow by about 0.9% in 2010, to about 308 million.

The estimate comes as officials prepare to launch the decennial Census in 2010.

Census workers will begin making population counts in March for the constitutionally mandated measure that is used to determine congressional districts and to allocate more than $400 billion in funds for local governments, according to the bureau.

The pre-Census estimate accounted for a population growth of more than 2.6 million people.

While a child will be born every eight seconds during 2010, a death will occur every 12 seconds, according to the bureau.

Immigration will account for an additional person joining the U.S. population every 37 seconds, according to the estimate.

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Written by Zain Shauk

December 29, 2009 at 9:28 am

Posted in politics

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