United States of America (USA) Population clock

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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

What is the population of the United States right now?

During 2017 United States of America (USA) population is projected to increased by 2 450 697 people and reach 327 908 413 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 1 418 996. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 1 031 701 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into United States of America (USA) (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of United States of America (USA) population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of United States of America (USA) will be increased by 6 714 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of United States of America (USA) 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of United States of America (USA) was estimated to be 325 457 716 people. This is an increase of 0.75 % (2 432 381 people) compared to population of 323 025 335 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 1 408 390. Due to external migration, the population increased by 1 023 990. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.975 (975 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for United States of America (USA) population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

United States of America (USA) population density

United States of America (USA) population density is 33.8 people per square kilometer as of March 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of United States of America (USA) divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of United States of America (USA). The total area of United States of America (USA) is 9 632 030 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

United States of America (USA) age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates United States of America (USA) had the following population age distribution:

20.1 66.8 13.1

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the United States of America (USA) population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "United States of America (USA) age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in United States of America (USA) is 49.7 %.

The value of 49.7 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in United States of America (USA) must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in United States of America (USA) is relatively low.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in United States of America (USA) is 30.1 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in United States of America (USA) is 19.7 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "United States of America (USA) age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for United States of America (USA) is 78.4 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 75.9 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 80.9 years.

United States of America (USA) historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

United States of America (USA) population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
1951158 846 898N/A %
1952161 080 5811.41 %
1953163 611 0611.57 %
1954166 370 8811.69 %
1955169 298 2121.76 %
1956172 336 8501.79 %
1957175 436 2151.80 %
1958178 551 3601.78 %
1959181 642 9801.73 %
1960184 677 4361.67 %
1961187 626 8001.60 %
1962190 468 8931.51 %
1963193 187 3111.43 %
1964195 771 4101.34 %
1965198 216 2201.25 %
1966200 516 5021.16 %
1967202 671 2771.07 %
1968204 700 3471.00 %
1969206 643 4600.95 %
1970208 542 5580.92 %
1971210 421 8600.90 %
1972212 288 7140.89 %
1973214 156 2080.88 %
1974216 047 3830.88 %
1975217 982 7130.90 %
1976219 978 3640.92 %
1977222 042 0190.94 %
1978224 165 1640.96 %
1979226 325 5300.96 %
1980228 499 9060.96 %
1981230 676 9960.95 %
1982232 859 8290.95 %
1983235 057 9180.94 %
1984237 283 0920.95 %
1985239 547 8900.95 %
1986241 861 7870.97 %
1987244 228 7130.98 %
1988246 645 3060.99 %
1989249 102 9991.00 %
1990251 594 3031.00 %
1991254 107 4851.00 %
1992256 637 6831.00 %
1993259 217 8131.01 %
1994261 914 3721.04 %
1995264 788 4261.10 %
1996267 879 3761.17 %
1997271 183 0451.23 %
1998274 618 4811.27 %
1999278 042 4491.25 %
2000281 313 2711.18 %
2001284 345 9701.08 %
2002287 133 5230.98 %
2003289 738 1650.91 %
2004292 268 1840.87 %
2005294 835 2610.88 %
2006297 500 0770.90 %
2007300 258 2360.93 %
2008303 064 5480.93 %
2009305 852 5520.92 %
2010308 554 0660.88 %
2011311 133 2690.84 %
2012313 594 9170.79 %
2013315 967 6920.76 %
2014318 292 2770.74 %
2015320 611 1330.73 %
2016323 025 3350.75 %
2017325 457 7160.75 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.