Tuesday morning the nation's highways didn't suddenly become
more crowded with cars and trucks, but the U.S. did reach a population
milestone of 300 million people.
It happened this morning at 6:46 a.m. CDT. Actually, The
Associated Pressquotes a top U.S. Census Bureau official as saying
the 300-millionith person probably wasn't added at exactly 6:46 a.m., but he said
they're confident that they're "pretty close."
The population hit 200 million 39 years ago, back in 1967.
The Census Bureau predicts the nation will hit 400 million in 2043, just 37
years from now.