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October 12, 2006

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Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 10:50:32 -0400
Subject: [public-news-alert] Census Bureau News -- Nation's Population to Reach
     300 Million on Oct. 17


Mark Tolbert III                                      CB06-156
Public Information Office
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Features: 300 Million

             Nation’s Population to Reach 300 Million on Oct. 17

    The U.S. Census Bureau today reported that the nation’s population will
reach the historic milestone of 300 million on Oct. 17 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
between now and Oct. 17, 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.


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