How many people die in the US every year?

More than 2.5 million deaths occur in the US every year.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention numbers:

2011: 2,513,171

2010: 2,468,435

These numbers do not include unborn babies who miscarry or are aborted.

Of the 2,400,000-plus Americans who die each year, over 45,000 are killed in transport accidents. The number of homicides, poisonings, and drunk driving fatalities are roughly the same, at around 17,000 each. Perhaps more surprisingly, a stunning 178,000 Americans die from medical or hospital error every year.