Usage and Grammar

Q. Which is correct: “The population is estimated at over 5,000” or “estimated to be over 5,000”? Both drive me crazy!

A. Estimated at over 5,000, at more than 5,000, to be over 5,000, to exceed 5,000, to be greater than 5,000 . . . there is rarely a single correct way to express something. But it shouldn’t drive us crazy—it’s a good thing, right?