POP Culture: 2000
ICONS: Apple Ipod, September 11, SpongeBob SquarePants
The "dot.com" technology bubble, spanning from 1995 to 2000, peaks when intraday trading on the NASDAQ exchange reaches 5132.52.
Hijacked airliners crash into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Shanksville, PA, September 11, 2001.
On October 23, 2001, Apple Computer unveils the first Ipod.
The Space Shuttle Columbia breaks apart during reentry, killing the seven astronauts onboard, February 1, 2003.
On December 26, 2004, one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded (approximately 9.3 magnitude) creates a tsunami that devastates South Asia leaving more than 230,000 dead.
Author Stephenie Meyer publishes
Twilight the first in her wildly popular series about "Bella" Swann and a vampire named Edward Cullen. Hurricane Katrina, the costliest hurricane in U.S. history, hits southeast Louisiana, August 29, 2005.
Author J.K. Rowling publishes the final installment of her Harry Potter series,
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, July 2007. Senator Barack Obama is elected president on November 4, 2008.
In January 2009, Nickelodian celebrates the 10th anniversary of the hit children's television program "SpongeBob SquarePants."
The 2000 Census
10 Largest Urban Places
U.S. Resident Population:
Population per square mile of land area:
New York, NY
Percent increase of population from 1990 to 2000:
Los Angeles, CA
Official Enumeration Date:
Number of States:
$6.5 billion (est)
Cost per Capita (cents):
Total Pages in Published Reports:
San Diego, CA
Number of Enumerators:
Census Bureau Director:
Kenneth Prewitt 9
San Antonio, TX
Number of Questions on the Short Form:
Number of Questions on the Long Form:
Other lists of largest urban places.
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: October 18, 2012