I had heard somewhere that the US population was approaching 330 million. Good to know that we’re not at that point yet, but I thought the US population hitting the equivalent of Pi x 1,000,000 was interesting.
Figuring out the number of American residents got as easy as pi on Tuesday as the United States touched a rare mathematical and demographic milestone.
The Census Bureau said that the United States reached 314,159,265 residents, or the mathematical ratio pi times 100 million, shortly after 2:29 p.m. EDT (1829 GMT).
Pi, or 3.14159265, is the mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.