How many adults live in the USA?


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As 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that there are 242,470,820 adults living in the United States. The total population was estimated at 316,128,839 people, with 76.7 percent of those people being over 18.

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How many adults live in the USA?
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The U.S. population growth from 2012 to 2013 was 0.71 percent, which represents a growth of almost 2.3 million people. That was slightly lower than the previous year's rate of 0.75 percent and the slowest rate of growth since 1937. The United States is the third-most-populated country in the world as of 2014. The Census Bureau projects that the population of the United States may reach 439 million by 2050, while the United Nations estimates a 2050 population of 402 million. As of 2011, about 250 million Americans lived in or around urban areas. Urban areas made up only 3 percent of the land in the United States at this time. As of 2013, the three most populated states in descending order were California, Texas and New York. White Americans are the largest ethnic group with 77.7 percent of the 2013 population. However, minorities are increasing in number at a faster rate. Hispanics are expected to make up 30 percent of the population by 2050, an increase from their 2013 standing of 17.1 percent.

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