New Year’s Eve Trivia: How many people live in the U.S.?

Saw this on SciFri’s Twitter page a few hours ago:

“Census Bureau says projected 1/1/2009 U.S. population will be 305,529,237 – up 2,743,429, or 0.9 percent, from 1/1 2008.”

PS: This marks the Science Cheerleader’s 100th post! Thanks for joining the party and Happy New Year. Cheers!