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7 in Every 1000 Americans are Behind Bars


As of November 30, 2016, the United States has a total resident population of 325,110,000, making it the third most populous country in the world.

It is very urbanized, with 81% residing in cities and suburbs as of 2014 (the worldwide urban rate is 54%). California and Texas are the most populous states, as the mean center of U.S. population has consistently shifted westward and southward. New York City is the most populous city in the United States.

7.4 out of every 1,000 Americans are in prison compared to only 1.5 out of every 1,000 people in the UK.

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