Population of USA 2018

US Population 2018

United States of America (U.S.A.) has population of over 326 million which is ranking 3rd most populous country in the world after China and India. USA is also Word’s 3rd largest country with size of 9.834 million km².

In terms of population distribution around 66% of the population lived in states along the three major coasts: Atlantic Ocean (38%), Pacific Ocean (16%) and Gulf of Mexico (12%).

Based on our research US population will reach 329.17 million by the end of 2018. The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 0.78% over last 7 years since 2011. We believe using the recent years’ figures (see the table below) will make the estimation more accurate.

Population Growth of US

The following table shows USA is enjoying healthy and consistent population growth over last 7 years range from 0.67% to 1.09% adding 2.1 million to 3.5 million people to the overall population. The reasons behind the growth are: growth of birth rate, longer life expectancy and growth of immigrants.

USA’s population growth rate has eased back to a rate last seen almost 10 years prior, as indicated by the Census Bureau. Some states’ growth rate have outperformed the national average. The population of Utah, the nation’s fastest-growing state this year, expanded by about 2 percent. The second fastest-growing state is Nevada. Then Idaho was next, followed by Florida and Washington, with about 1.8 percent each.

Year Population Growth Rate
2010 311,700,000 0.78%
2011 314,100,000 0.77%
2012 316,200,000 0.67%
2013 318,600,000 0.76%
2014 320,900,000 0.72%
2015 323,100,000 0.68%
2016 326,625,000 1.09%

 

At the moment, every 7 seconds, one new baby born, and every 12 seconds one person dies, every 32 seconds, a new immigrant come to America, which makes the net gain of one person every 12 seconds.
It is projected the population of USA will reach more than 334 million by 2020. That means every 5 years, more than 10 million people will be added to the population. If USA continues with the current average population growth rate (0.78%), by 2050, US population will reach 400 million and by 2060 it will reach 416.8 million.

Population Density of US

USA’s population density is 32.87 people per square kilometer. The top six largest countries by size are: Russia, Canada, America, China, Brazil and Australia. As you can see from the table, even USA is the 3rd largest countries but her density is the second the biggest after China among other largest countries in the world. It is interesting to see China’s population density is almost 5 times of Australia. USA population density is more than 10 times of Canada. In terms of city population density in US, New York City is the most populous city. Comparing the density among the states, California and Texas are the most populous states.

Country Size (km2) Density
Russia 17,075,200 8.56
Canada 9,984,670 3.61
America 9,826,630 32.87
China 9,596,960 143.30
Brazil 8,511,965 24.53
Australia 7,686,850 3.14


Demography of US

According to US Census, the makeup of ethnic groups are: white 79.96%, black 12.85%, Asian 4.43%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.97%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.18%, two or more races 1.61%

The religious makeup of USA religious are: Protestant 46.5%, Roman Catholic 20.8%, Mormon 1.6%, Jehovah’s Witness 0.8%, other Christian 0.9%, Jewish 1.9%, Muslim 0.9%, Buddhist 0.7%, Hindu 0.7%, other 1.8%, unaffiliated 22.8%, don’t know/refused 0.6%.

English is the official language of America and is spoken by the vast majority of the population (79.2%). The most commonly spoken languages other than English are: Spanish 12.9%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 3.3%, other 0.9%.

USA population today is much older and has a more balanced sex structure. The median age in 2016 was 37.9 years, and more than 15% of the population was aged 65 and over. The sex ratio is: for every 100 females there were 97 males. Over last decades life expectancy in USA has steadily increased. These increases are due to declining death rates at all ages reflecting improving living conditions. In 2016, females’ life expectancy is 82.1 years and for male it is 77.5 years. After 2016, average American life expectancy is greater than 80 years. American life expectancy is ranking amongst the highest in the world.

Immigrant Population

USA is a diverse nation made up of people from a wide variety of racial, ethnic and educational backgrounds. More than 13% of the country population is oversea born. A lot of immigrant coming to here by either legal or illegal way. It was estimated every 1000 American has 4 migrants. In 2011, the top five immigrant groups are: Mexico (143,446), China (87,016), India (69,013), Philippines (57,011), and Dominican Rep. (46,019). It is not surprise Mexico tops the list due to her border with America. From region prospective, here are the top five regions where the immigrant coming from: Asia, Americas, Africa and Europe.

Most Populated States in US

The top five most populated states in US are as follows:

California – California has the largest population in USA with population over 39 million, which accounts for 12% of the USA population. The state’s capital city is Sacramento. Los Angeles is California’s most populated city with an estimated population of around 4 million people…. Read more about California population 2018.

Texas – Based on our research, Texas population will reach 28.95 million by 1st July of 2018. We use first day of July each year due to US census bureau normally publishes the estimated population data for the same period. The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 1.74% over last 7 years since 2011. We believe using the recent years’ figures (see the table in next section) will make the estimation more accurate…Read more about Texas population 2018.

Florida – Florida has the third largest population in USA with population over 20.6 million, which accounts for 6.38% of the US population. It is also the 8th most densely populated state in US. The state’s capital city is Tallahassee but the largest city by population in Florida is Jacksonville with population over 880,000. Florida has the highest percentage of people over 65 year’s old due to the fact that 186,102 military retirees living in the state in 2008… Read more about Florida population 2018.

New York – New York has the fourth largest population in USA with population close to 19.9 million, which accounts for 6.1% of the US population. It is also the 7th most densely populated state in US. The state’s capital city is Albany but the largest city by population in New York is New York City with population over 8.5 million. It is a fact that two-thirds of New York State’s population resides in New York City Metropolitan Area… Read more about New York population 2018.

Illinois – Illinois has the fifth largest population in USA with population close to 12.8 million, which accounts for 3.9% of the US population. It is also the 12th most densely populated state in US behind California. Based on our research, Illinois population will reach 12.80 million by 1st July of 2018. The state is located in the center-east of the America. It has a total area of 149,932 km2 which ranks 25th largest state in terms of land size in US … Read more about Illinois population 2018.

Most Populated Cities in US

The top give most populated cities in USA are as follows:

New York City – New York City is a city of New York State. New York City is US’s most populated city and also New York State’s most populous city with an estimated population of over 8.5 million people. The city has many nicknames like “The big apple”, “The Capital of the World” and “The big”. New York City is frequently shortened to simply “New York,” “NY”, or “NYC”… Read more about New York City Population 2018.

Los Angeles – Based on our research, Los Angeles population will reach 4.02 million by 1st July of 2018. We use first day of July each year due to US census bureau normally publishes the estimated population data for the same period. The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 0.73% over last 7 years since 2011… Read more about Los Angeles Population 2018.

Chicago – Chicago is the biggest city in the state of Illinois by population with population close to 2.7 million, which account for 21.73% of the state population. It is also the second most populated city in US after New York City and Los Angeles. Almost a quarter of the state population is living in Chicago due to the job opportunities there… Read more about Chicago Population 2018.

Houston – Houston is the biggest city by population in the state of Texas with population over 2.3 million, which accounts for 8% of the state population. It also ranks the 4th most populated city in US after New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. Based on our research, Houston population will reach 2.341 million by 1st July of 2018. … Read more about Houston Population 2018.

Phoenix – Looking back last seven years of Phoenix’s population, the growth rate is strong and consistent ranging from 1.18% to 2.04%, adding around 18,000 to 39,000 people each year to the overall population. Lots of workers were moving to Phoenix to take advantage of employment opportunities there, which contributes to the population growth. Comparing with other cities in Arizona, Phoenix growth rate is aligned with the state average… Read more about Phoenix Population 2018.

Facts about US

  1. The USA is a republic, and began life as 13 British colonies along the Atlantic coast. Independence was declared on July 4, 1776.
  2. The United States of America is also called the USA, US, United States or sometimes America.
  3. The most popular team sports in the US are American football, baseball, basketball and ice hockey.
  4. The current 50-star American flag was designed by a 17-year-old as a school project in 1958.
  5. The largest air force in the world is the U.S. Air Force. The world’s second-largest air force is the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps combined.
  6. Hawaii is the most recent of the 50 states in the US (joining in 1959) and is the only one made up entirely of islands.
  7. Alaska was purchased from Russia in 1867 and is the largest state in the US by land area.
  8. Until it was forcibly suppressed during WWI, German was the second most widely spoken language in the USA.