U.S. Hits 300,000 million people 10/17/06 Yikes!

Experts, whoever those mathematicians are, say that the population of the United States will hit 300,000 on Tuesday, at 7:46 a.m.

Here are some reasons we have a growing population:

  • One birth every 7 seconds
  • One death every 13 seconds
  • One international migrant (net) every 31 seconds
  • Net gain of one person every 11 seconds
    (U.S. Census Bureau)

That’s right, the United States is gaining one person every 11 seconds.  Here’s our history and future: 

  • 100 million people in 1915
  • 200 million people in 1967
  • 300 million people in 2006
  • And 400 million in about another 40 years
    (Census and National Center for Health Statistics)

But we’re not #1

  • World: 6.5 billion
  • China: 1.3 billion
  • India: 1.1 billion
  • U.S.: 300 million

Source of information:  CIA — The World Factbook

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