Nation’s Population to Reach 300 Million Today
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the nation’s population will reach the historic milestone of 300 million today at about 7:46 a.m. (EDT). This comes almost 39 years after the 200 million mark was reached on Nov. 20, 1967.
The estimate is based on the expectation that the United States will register one birth every seven seconds and one death every 13 seconds, while net international migration is expected to add one person every 31 seconds. The result is an increase in the total population of one person every 11 seconds.