As our nation prepares to begin the New Year, the Commerce Department's U.S. Census Bureau  projects that on January 1, 2013, the total United States population will be 315,091,138. This represents an increase of 2,272,462, or 0.73 percent, from New Year's Day 2012 and an increase of 6,343,630, or 2.05 percent, since the most recent Census Day (April 1, 2010).
Component Settings for January 2013:
- One birth every 8 seconds
- One death every 12 seconds
- One international migrant (net) every 40 seconds
- Net gain of one person every 17 seconds
The U.S. Department of Commerce wishes you a Happy 2013!