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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for December 31

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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NEW YEAR'S EVE

Profile AmericaTuesday, December 31st. On this New Year's Eve, some 317 million Americans of all ages are ready to greet the year 2014. A hundred years ago, the U.S. population was just over 97 million. Fifty years ago, it was just over 186 million. The 2010 Census counted just under 309 million people. To show how the nation is growing, by this time tomorrow there will be 10,800 new babies on hand to welcome the new year, the first of whom will be reported in the media. These new arrivals will be joined by others — the 1,950 or so international migrants adding to our net population every day. And there's plenty to draw from — the population of the wider world outside the U.S. is reckoned around 6.8 billion people. The men and women of the U.S. Census Bureau wish you a happy, safe, and prosperous New Year.

Sources: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, p. 10 http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-01.pdf 
http://www.census.gov/popclock/

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

CONTACT:  Rick Reed of the U.S. Census Bureau, +1-301-763-2812, fax: +1-301-763-3762, richard.thomas.reed-at-census.gov

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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