#### Answer

$293.4$. This means that in $2000$ the population was $293.4\cdot1000=293400$.

#### Work Step by Step

The y-intercept is at $x=0$ on the graph. Hence here if we plug in $t=0$, then $y=11.09\cdot0+293.4=293.4$. Thus the y-intercept here is $293.4$. This means that in $2000$ the population was $293.4\cdot1000=293400$.