Welcome, newcomers. The Palm Beach Post is reporting that recent Census Bureau estimates place the population of Palm Beach County at 1.4 million people. (1,422,789 to be exact.)
Wondering why roads are so crowded and you can’t get a table at your favorite restaurant?
One-point-four million. That’s a lot of people, or anything, for that matter.
Here are some other things that have recently added up to 1.4 million:
New York City has 1.4 million arrest warrants that have not been served. According to a PBS report, they are “unresolved summonses dating back to the 1980’s. They’re for “quality of life” offenses like loitering, public urination, walking a dog without a leash, or being in a park after dark.”
Showtime’s recent series “Billions” had 1.4 million viewers for its debut episode in January.
About 1.4 million people attend Mardi Gras every year.
The GOP Republican primary in Illinois drew 1.4 million voters, according to the Associated Press.
The Golden Globes were tweeted about 1.4 million times (that’s a lot of Ricky Gervais jokes.)
About 1.4 million cases of diabetes are diagnosed each year, according to the American Diabetes Association.
Don’t slip on this: 1.4 million shower rugs were recently recalled.
And speaking of statistics, here’s a disquieting one tweeted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson late last year: