What It Means to Hit 300 Million

As the U.S. population reaches the benchmark set by China and India, large numbers of immigrants and young people keep the economy vital

Sometime in October the U.S. will join China and India in the very small club of countries with at least 300 million residents. This really is a big deal, like hitting 700 home runs in baseball. No other country is expected to reach the 300 million mark for at least 30 more years (if you are keeping score at home, Indonesia and Nigeria are the best bets).

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