Friday, January 13, 2006

Approaching 300 Million In U.S.

Come October, Baby Will Make 300 Million or So - New York Times:
As of yesterday, the Census Bureau officially pegged the resident population of the United States at closing in on 297,900,000. The bureau estimates that with a baby being born every 8 seconds, someone dying every 12 seconds and the nation gaining an immigrant every 31 seconds on average, the population is growing by one person every 14 seconds.

At that rate, the total is expected to top 300 million late this year. But with those projections adjusted monthly and the number of births typically peaking during the summer, the benchmark is likely to be reached about nine months from now.
So, a baby conceived now might be the 300,000,000th. No way to prove it, though.

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