There will probably be from 350,000,000 to 500,000,000 people in America in 2000.



John Elfreth Watkins : engineer
"There will probably be from 350,000,000 to 500,000,000 people in America in 2000. If the US population had grown by the same rate it did between 1800 and 1900, it would have exceeded 1 billion in 2000. "Instead, it grew just 360%, reaching 280m at the start of the new century.”


Tom Geoghegan. "Ten 100-year predictions that came true", BBC News Magazine. 11 Jan 2012. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16444966


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