The United States Census Bureau publishes statistics about the United States population on its United States Quick Facts Page, according to the Census website. For example, it notes that the population of the country in 2014 was 318,857,056, up from the 2013 estimate of 316,497,531, which is an increase of 3.3 percent.
Other statistics about the population include its 2010 estimate, of 308,758, 105, notes the Census site. Of that, 77.7 percent were white, while 13.2 percent were black, followed by 1.2 percent American Indian and 5.3 percent Asian. Around 17.1 percent of the population is Hispanic, while 2.4 percent is made from two or more races.
Only 28.8 percent of the population has a bachelor's degree, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, although 64.9 percent of people own their own homes. The average income is $53,046, while 15.4 percent of the population lives below the poverty level.