Director of U.S. Census Bureau Robert Groves talks to the media after a presentation of the 2010 Census U.S. population in Washington

 
Director of U.S. Census Bureau Robert Groves talks to the media after a presentation of the 2010 Census U.S. population in Washington
Director of U.S. Census Bureau Robert Groves talks to the media after a presentation of the 2010 Census U.S. population at the National Press Club in Washington December 21, 2010. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau released Tuesday showed that the country's population has risen 9.7 percent in the past decade to stand at 308.7 million. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)