By The Hays Daily News

As the United States prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau is projecting the U.S. population will be 320,090,857 on Jan. 1.

That's an increase of 2,334,187, or 0.73 percent, from New Year's Day 2014, and 11,345,319, or 3.67 percent, since Census Day in 2010.

In January 2015, the U.S. is expected to experience a birth every 8 seconds and one death every 12 seconds. Meanwhile, net international migration is expected to add one person to the U.S. population every 33 seconds.

The combination of births, deaths and net international migration increases the U.S. population by one person every 16 seconds.

The projected world population on Jan. 1, is 7,214,958,996, an increase of 77,381,246 a year ago. During January 2015, 4.3 births and 1.8 deaths are expected worldwide every second.

The Census Bureau's Population Clock, displays real-time growth of the U.S. and world populations, is online at