U.S. Population: 299,058,932 and Counting

According to census experts, the United States population will hit 300 million this fall, most likely in October, and no. 300,000,000 will probably be Hispanic. (Read a news story.)

How does that measure against other countries? The U.S. has the world’s third largest population. China leads the pack with 1.3 billion (in 2005), and India is close behind with 1.1 billion (2005).

The overall world population is estimated at a staggering 6.5 billion.

  • Population Reference Bureau

  • U.S. and World Population Clocks

  • Population Density Map

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