U.S. Population Tops 300 Million
The United States population officially reaches 300 million. According to government calculations, America reached the milestone at 7:46 a.m. ET on Tuesday.
The U.S. is only the third country in the world to reach 300 million people.
Steve Inskeep talks to Carl Haub, a senior demographer at the Population Reference Bureau, about the new number and where it comes from.
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