Today the U.S. hit the milestone of 300 million people today at approximately 6:46 a.m. C.S.T. Only China with over 1.3 billion and India with 1.1 billion number more than the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Rounding out the top 10 are Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Russia, Nigeria, and Japan. The U.S. is growing at a rate of less than 1%, increasing the populace by 2.8 million per annum. Approximately 40% of the growth is attributable to immigration. With regard to any overcrowding concerns, the U.S. has .13 person/acre whereas the E.U. has 0.47 person/acre and Japan has 1.4 persons/acre. Paul Ehrlich, author of the Population Bomb, who predicted worldwide famine and the end of entire nations, e.g., England, by the end of the 20th century would be shocked and, perhaps, apoplectic: N.B. England is still with us much to the joy of the French and child obesity is a concern to American and European medical communities.
Cf. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_population; Chuch of Liberalism: Godless, ch. 1, p. 8 by Ann Coulter; http://apnews.myway.com/article/20061017/D8KQCF780.html; http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2006/10/17/255.html; and http://www.speedygrl.com/aconv.html.