August 15th, 2012

First day of school

"Pie with an E is for eating, pi without an E will be the number of people in the U.S..."

U.S. Population Reaches 314,159,265, Or Pi Times 100 Million: Census

The Huffington Post | By Bonnie Kavoussi Posted: 08/14/2012 4:03 pm Updated: 08/15/2012

The U.S. population has reached a nerdy and delightful milestone.

Shortly after 2:29 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, the U.S. population was exactly 314,159,265, or Pi (π) times 100 million, the U.S. Census Bureau reports.

Pi (π) is a unique number in multiple ways. For one, it is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. It is also an irrational number, meaning it goes on forever without ever repeating itself. Are you remembering how much you loved geometry class? You can check out Pi to one million places here.