In the last 13 years the population of Bermuda has risen from 62,131 people in 2000 to 64,700 in 2011. That's an increase of 2,569 people, or 4%. If Bermuda's population continues to grow in this way, the projected population for 2030 is an astounding high of 65,447. As it stands Bermuda is considered one of the densest countries on the planet, with a world population density ranking of 8th and 3,097 people per square mile. So what does this mean and how is this trend unsustainable? With over 3000 people residing in 1 mile, things can get pretty claustrophobic with people quite literally sitting one on top of the other. Overcrowding can negatively affect the Bermudian quality of life through disease outbreaks, limited open space, traffic congestion, noise pollution; the list goes on and on. Of particular concern is that more people on this tiny piece of land will result in the expanded use of energy, increasing demands on an already overtaxed, antiquated energy production plant. Having more people inhabit the island will also mean the production of increased waste. These are all issues that will demand a solution as the local population mushrooms.