Almost 300 Million!

Smith, Natalie
October 2006
Scholastic News -- Edition 4;10/2/2006, Vol. 69 Issue 4, p6
The article reports that the U.S. population is nearing a milestone. According to experts, sometime in October 2006 the population is expected to reach 300 million. The U.S. population keeps increasing because more people are born and immigrate here every year than die or leave here. Experts say the 300 millionth American will likely be a baby, because the number of births each day exceeds the number of newly arrived immigrants.


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