3:03 pm - Friday August 22, 1157

United States Population Reaches Milestone

Shortly after 12:29 p.m. MDT today, the U.S.A. population clock reached a milestone that is very meaningful to mathematical statisticians: it will show there are 314,159,265 residents, or pi (3.14159265) times 100 million. Pi is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. “This is a once in many generations event…so go out and celebrate this American pi,” said Census Bureau Chief Demographer Howard Hogan. Internet address: http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html

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