The population of the US has soared by a staggering 2.3 million in 2014 with California becoming the most populous state, according to the figures released by the United States Census Bureau on Monday.
The demographic analysts said that the increase in the US population has marked a surge of one percent over the 2013 figures and 3.7 percent since 2010.
According to the report, California has added 38.8 million residents during this year.
The analysts have projected the US population to grow to 320,090,857 on January 1, 2015. According to the Census officials, a child is expected to take birth every eight seconds, while the country is likely to see a death every 12 seconds in January.
Moreover, the US is expected to welcome one person every 33 seconds through international migration.
The report said, “The combination of births, deaths and net international migration increases the US population by one person every 16 seconds.”
If talk in the global perspective, the world population has rose by 77 million during this year, adding 1.08 percent people to the already existing 7.2 billion humans on the Earth. According to the report, the world is expected to see 4.3 births and 1.8 deaths every second in January.
California is the most populous American state, followed by Texas (27.0 million) and Florida (19.9 million).
Florida overpassed New York to become the third most populous state by an increase of 293,000 residents. New York has presently 19.7 million residents and has added 51,000 over 2013 population.
Georgia witnessed the population growth crossing the 10 million mark for the first time in the state.
The American states that saw the fastest growth rate in their population were North Dakota (2.2 percent surge), Nevada and Texas. The states that recorded drop in their population include Illinois (9,972 residents), West Virginia (3,269), Connecticut (2,664), New Mexico (1,323), Alaska (527) and Vermont (293).