317.3 million

That’s the population of the U.S. as we head into 2014.

It’s an increase of more than 2.2 million people from last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

In 2014 we can expect one birth every eight seconds, and one death every 12 seconds in this country. Worldwide, it’s 4.3 births every second and 1.8 deaths every second.

Here’s to a slightly more crowded world in 2014.

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