Census Bureau Projects U.S. Population of 308.4 Million on New Year’s Day

In January 2010, one birth is expected to occur every eight seconds in the United States and one death every 12 seconds.

Palm Coast, FL – December 29, 2009 – From the U.S. Census Bureau in Washington DC: On the eve of the 2010 Census, as the Census Bureau prepares to conduct an actual count of the nation’s population, the bureau projects that on Jan. 1, 2010 — three months out from Census Day — the total U.S. population will be 308,400,408. This would represent an increase of 2,606,181, or 0.9 percent, from New Year’s Day 2009.
In January 2010, one birth is expected to occur every eight seconds in the United States and one death every 12 seconds.
Meanwhile, net international migration is expected to add one person every 37 seconds to the U.S. population in January 2010, resulting in an increase in the total U.S. population of one person every 14 seconds.
The 2010 Census is a count of everyone living in the United States and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. Census data are used to distribute congressional seats to states and used to allocate more than $400 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each year. The 2010 Census questionnaire will be one of the shortest in history and consists of 10 questions, taking about 10 minutes to complete. It’s safe, it’s easy, it’s important. For more information, visit <https://2010.census.gov/2010census>.
5 replies
  1. George Meegan
    George Meegan says:

    No increase in Florida

    The statistics show over 30,000 left Florida in the last 6 months. Most going to places where jobs are, and many returning to families up north. Flagler county has lost many, estimated at 4,000. Empty properties sit waiting for renters or buyers to move in. Out of the bad news comes some good for Florida from the many that will be offered early retirement. One way to reduce the budgets of the northern states is to reduce work force through retirement. Hopefully those with pensions will come on down and buy retirement homes.

  2. John Boy
    John Boy says:


    Oh, I forgot to mention, people in Florida are the happiest in the nation, the least happy are people in New York. Answer seems to be sell you house in New York and you’ll be happy plus all of the the other advantages cited above.

  3. John Boy
    John Boy says:


    Read on the Web this morning that Florida remains one of the fastest growing States. Guess you can’t beleve anyone, based on thier agenda the population increases or deceases, sort of like the temperture. Reasons cited in report I read included;
    – No Income Tax
    – Weather
    – Low cost housing
    – Low cost of living
    – Low Real Estate taxes

  4. George Meegan
    George Meegan says:

    More Students yes

    But they are 11% of the Flagler population. Many families moved hear from other Florida school districts for better schools, cheaper homes, and lower taxes, still working outside Flagler County. A portion 4.9% of the remaining 89% of the population (non students)can’t find jobs so they leave, including many that have walked away from their homes that have been foreclosed on. We will get the exact Census figures in 2010 to confirm the drop from 2008 that was 91,241 total with just over 10,000 students in K-12 Flagler Schools.

  5. Toby
    Toby says:

    Reply to George

    I don’t know where your population decline in Flagler County came from. Unlike other Florida schools, our system continues to add students, indicating a rising population in Flagler.

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