Census Bureau Estimates World Population Has Passed 8 Billion

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, traffic makes it's way across 42nd Street near Grand Central Terminal in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday Feb. 26, 2019, announced a deal on plans for new tolls on motorists entering the heart of Manhattan, an important show of support as state lawmakers debate ways to raise revenue for an outdated transit system.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
  • The global human population has surpassed 8 billion, as per the U.S. Census Bureau, with extended lifespans compensating for a decline in birth rates. However, the bureau notes that the overall trend of world population growth remains on a long-term trajectory of deceleration.
  • The Census Bureau provides an estimate that the global population crossed the 8 billion threshold on September 26, though it advises caution in regarding this date as precise.
  • The United Nations previously calculated that this milestone was achieved 10 months earlier, declaring November 22, 2022, as the “Day of 8 Billion,” as highlighted in a statement by the Census Bureau.