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Old October 7th, 2006, 10:36 PM   #1
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US population 300,000,000 October 2006

The United States is will hit a milestone this month as it is estimated to have a population of 300,000,000. I believe officially we should hit that mark on or around October 16th.

Link: http://www.census.gov/population/www/popclockus.html


100,000,000 was achieved between 1914 and 1915 and we reached 200,000,000 between 1967 and 1968.

The first US Census in 1790 showed the population to be about 3.5 million.

It took 124 years to acheive 100,000,000.

It took another 53 years to achieve 200,000,000.

And an additional 38 years to acheive 300,000,000

What year do you estimate we will hit the 400,000,000 mark?
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Old October 8th, 2006, 12:14 AM   #2
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i say 2007 for sure
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Old October 8th, 2006, 12:44 AM   #3
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Crap! Australia wasn't even discovered when you had 3.5mil. Never knew the US was growing so fast. Watch out China!

I'd say 2020...
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Old October 8th, 2006, 01:09 AM   #4
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By 2050 the U.S. will have 425 million.
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Old October 9th, 2006, 02:57 AM   #5
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The US has lots of people, but it can certainly fit all future population growth for a long time...

By the time it hits 500 million (and it could be in our lifetime, estimates usually are conservative), then there will a major problem.
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Old October 9th, 2006, 04:08 AM   #6
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The US is the 3rd most populous country, 500 million people would fit no problem ill be willing to bet the US could substain 5 billion comfortably.
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Old October 9th, 2006, 04:38 AM   #7
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Not really...look at how much we consume at just shy of 300 mil...
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Old October 9th, 2006, 05:23 AM   #8
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The us with a population of 5 billion is a US I would NEVER want to see. I know we are all about cities and urbanity on thsi forum, and that's great; those are good things. But life would be pretty damn dreary if EVERYTHING where built up and developed into dense neighborhoods. No open space, no national forrests, no open ranges. This is the most geographicaly diverse and beautiful nation on the planet probably, and it would be a damn shame to fill it up to the brim with nothing but buildings and developments.
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Currently over 95% of the U.S. population lives on less than 5% of the land. There is plenty of room, in fact most of the U.S is unihabited by man, but of course our resources are wastefully abused.
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The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...assus/1B*.html

Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
Procopius
http://books.google.com/books?id=9m6...page&q&f=false
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By the time it hits 500 million ..., then there will a major problem.
Yah, geez, ya think?

Duh!

There are major problems occurring right now with the populations we have. So you are advocating that we all breed uncontrollably until it's too late just to satisfy some weird kind of competition mindset?

That's really, really bizarre.
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Old October 9th, 2006, 11:36 AM   #11
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Currently over 95% of the U.S. population lives on less than 5% of the land. There is plenty of room, in fact most of the U.S is unihabited by man, but of course our resources are wastefully abused.
Very true!
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Some people say that the whole population of the world could fit into the state of Texas.
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Good ol' Census.
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Old October 9th, 2006, 10:58 PM   #14
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Everyone here seems to be celebrating the milestone, but more people just means more sprawl, crime, pollution, poverty ect. We could technically accomadate 1 Billion people, but we are loosing what makes this country the greatest place on earth, the wide open spaces and empty highways, and if we don't slow down our population growth(eg.Immigration) we will be a crowded 3rd World Nation by the middle of the Century, and we will loose what makes this country great.
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Some people say that the whole population of the world could fit into the state of Texas.



I checked at http://www.ibiblio.org/lunarbin/worldpop where I found the world population to be approximately 6,276,000,000. I then checked http://www.netstate.com/states/geogr..._geography.htm and found the area of Texas as 268,601 square miles. One square mile is 640 acres and hence the area of Texas is 268,601x640=171,904,640 acres. Thus if you fit the entire population of the world into Texas each person would have
171,904,640/6,276,000,000 = 0.027 acres


Even if you use the entire USA where the area is 3,537,441 square miles each person only get 0.36 acres.
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The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...assus/1B*.html

Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
Procopius
http://books.google.com/books?id=9m6...page&q&f=false
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^ yeah, 23,365 people per square mile is a bit cramped. I guess it would be like NYC the size of Texas.
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Old October 10th, 2006, 12:27 AM   #17
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Actually,

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Not really...look at how much we consume at just shy of 300 mil...

I don't know if this is true, correct me if I'm wrong, but I read one time that if you give each family in this world one acre of land, the whole 6.5 billion people in the world could fit in Texas and Oklahoma alone. Trust me, 6.5 billion people could fit in the United States. More major cities would pop up, that's pretty much it. I'm just saying.
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So the question is, will we rape all the previously untouched areas with sprawl to accomodate them, or will we densify our existing developed areas, so the next 100,000,000 newcomers can see the big open country we keep bragging about.
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Not really...look at how much we consume at just shy of 300 mil...
In the future we will be much more efficent with our resources and they will all be renewable, i bet we could double the output per acre of farmland.
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