The current population of the United States of America is estimated to be about 316,364,000 people, which is an increase of about 1.5% from the last record of population. Historically, the population of the United States of America has always been greater than that of Brazil and Mexico. Based on the total land area and the total population of the country, the population density of the country is estimated to be about 88.6 people per square mile.
Demographics of the United States
The largest ethnic group in the United States of America is those that identify as white, which makes up about 72% of the population. The next largest ethnic population is the Black American group, which makes up about 13% of the population. The Asian population makes up about 5% of the population and is thought to be the fastest growing ethnicity in the entire country. The rest of the population is made up of Hispanics and Latinos, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islanders, and those that identify as multiracial. There is no official language of the country, but English is unofficially the national language since the majority of the population speaks English. However, Spanish is the language that is spoken the most frequently other than English.
Religion in the United States
The largest religious organization in the United States of America is considered to be the Christian religion, making up about 78% of the population. However, the majority of the Christians consider themselves to be Protestant. About 51% of the population identifies as Protestant while 24% of the population identifies as Catholic. Only about 2% of the population is Jewish, 0.7% of the population is Buddhist, and only 0.6% of the population is Muslim. However, about 16% of the population identifies as being unaffiliated with religions, 4% of which includes atheists and agnostics.
Sports in the United States
The most popular sport in the United States of America is heavily debated among baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. The major professional leagues in the country include the Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League. Soccer has gained more popularity throughout the years, but has nowhere near the following and popularity of the other sports.
Interactive US State Population Map
Scroll over the interactive map we have provided to see all the different USA state populations across the United States of America. Click on an area to learn more about the specific local state area or use one of the links in the list below to explore further.
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Historical Population of the United States
The population of the United States of America has historically increased over the last half of a century. Since the 1990s, however, the growth rate has increased, compared to the growth rate earlier in the 20th century.
Projected Population of the Untied States
The population of the United States of America is expected to follow the same trends that the country has historically exhibited. The birth rates are expected to stay fairly steady over the next 37 years as they range from 13.1 births per 1000 people to about 13.8 births per 1000 people. The deaths rate are expected to waver a little more than the birth rates, ranging from 8.8 deaths per 1000 people to about 10.6 deaths per 1000 people. However, the net migration rates are supposed to be fairly high ranging from 2.3 to about 3.2.
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Useful US State Population Resources
To learn more about the population of the United States of America in 2013, click here