3 Millionth Silicon Valley Resident Born

The region gets a new resident roughly every 16 minutes.

A new person comes to Silicon Valley -- by plane, bus, train, car or, yes, by being born -- approximately every 16 minutes, according to Joint Venture. The group's population and economic study estimated that the area's 3 millionth resident would arrive by mid-morning on Monday, and the hospital decided to celebrate a baby born around that time -- Max Danner.

The Danners were showered with gift baskets and congratulations, and new mother Bing Yuan Danner said she'll absolutely tell Max about his special arrival someday.

"I hope he can become a scientist and artist," she told KGO, ABC News' San Francisco station.