WASHINGTON (AP) -The U.S. population will be 292,287,454 on Jan. 1, up 1 percent over the year, the Census Bureau said Tuesday.

The new total is an increase of 2,816,586 from the same date in 2003.

The Bureau said that as of January the United States will be recording a birth every 8 seconds, a death every 13 seconds and adding an immigrant every 25 seconds. The result is an increase of one person every 12 seconds.

, the agency said.

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