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There are over six billion people on Earth. (over seven billion in 2012)

In the next minute, 268 babies will be born somewhere in the world. In that same minute, 98 people will die. The world population is growing by 170 people a minute, or 90 million people a year.

The term "population explosion" came into wide use when the global population total began to increase rapidly in the 20th century. The world's population did not reach 2 billion until 1930, but as population growth accelerated, it took only decades — or even less time — to add additional billions. But this explosive growth did not occur worldwide. It was, in fact, almost completely confined to the developing countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. These countries were experiencing an unprecedented decline in mortality, particularly infant mortality; combined with large numbers of young people, the fall in mortality spurred an unprecedented pace of growth. The stark contrast in growth between the more developed and less developed countries has continued to increase. Today, 99 percent of the world's population growth is in developing countries. Only the United States, which has a relatively high birth rate for a developed country, as well as steady immigration, shows robust growth.

According to the U. S. Census, the population of the United States in 1860 numbered 31,443,321 persons. Of these, approximately 23,000,000 were in the 22 Northern states and 9,000,000 in the 11 Southern states.

According to the United Nations, one out of every 10 persons is now 60 years or older; by 2050, one out of five will be 60 years or older; and by 2150, one out of three persons will be 60 years or older. There were an estimated three women for every two men age 65 or older in 2000, according to "Elderly Americans," a new publication of the Population Reference Bureau (PRB). The sex ratio is even more skewed among the oldest-old. At ages 85 and older, the ratio is 41 men per 100 women, says the new Population Bulletin. The preponderance of women among the elderly reflects the higher death rates for men than women at every age.

The oldest known age ever attained was by Jeanne Calment, a Frenchwoman who died in 1997 at the age of 122. Ms. Calment is also the only documented case of a person living past 120, which many scientists had pegged as the upper limit of the human lifespan. In April 2003, the oldest living woman appears to be 115-year-old Kamato Hongo of Japan, born in 1887. The oldest living American woman is Californian Mary Christian, age 113.

The oldest documented age for a man is believed to be a Danish immigrant to the United States, Christian Mortensen, who died in 1998 at age 115. One man, Shigechiyo Izumi, is often reported as having reached the age of 120 before his death in 1986 in Japan, but his age has not been verified. Yukichi Chuganji, reaching age 114 in 2003, is believed to be the oldest living man. Maine resident Fred Harold Hall is the oldest living American man at 112 years of age.

There are 10,000 men and 40,000 women between the ages of 100 and 105 living in the United States. (2000Census)


~ Population of USA - Census 2000 ~
Alabama 4,447,100
Alaska 626,932
Arizona 5,130,632
Arkansas 2,673,400
California 33,871,648
Colorado 4,301,261
Connecticut 3,405,565
Delaware 783,600
District of Columbia 572,059
Florida 15,982,378
Georgia 8,186,453
Hawaii 1,211,537
Idaho 1,293,953
Illinois 12,419,293
Indiana 6,080,485
Iowa 2,926,324
Kansas 2,688,418
Kentucky 4,041,769
Louisiana 4,468,976
Maine 1,274,923
Maryland 5,296,486
Massachusetts 6,349,097
Michigan 9,938,444
Minnesota 4,919,479
Mississippi 2,844,658
Missouri 5,595,211
Montana 902,195
Nebraska 1,711,263
Nevada 1,998,257
New Hampshire 1,235,786
New Jersey 8,414,350
New Mexico 1,819,046
New York 18,976,457
North Carolina 8,049,313
North Dakota 642,200
Ohio 11,353,140
Oklahoma 3,450,654
Oregon 3,421,399
Pennsylvania 12,281,054
Rhode Island 1,048,319
South Carolina 4,012,012
South Dakota 754,844
Tennessee 5,689,283
Texas 20,851,820
Utah 2,233,169
Vermont 608,827
Virginia 7,078,515
Washington 5,894,121
West Virginia 1,808,344
Wisconsin 5,363,675
Wyoming 493,782
Total Resident Population 281,421,906
Puerto Rico 3,808,610
Total Resident Population,
including Puerto Rico
285,230,516
~ Population of USA - Census 2010 ~
Alabama 4,779,736
Alaska 710,231
Arizona 6,392,017
Arkansas 2,915,918
California 37,253,956
Colorado 5,029,196
Connecticut 3,574,097
Delaware 897,934
District of Columbia 601,723
Florida 18,801,310
Georgia 9,687,653
Hawaii 1,360,301
Idaho 1,567,582
Illinois 12,830,632
Indiana 6,483,802
Iowa 3,046,355
Kansas 2,853,118
Kentucky 4,339,367
Louisiana 4,533,372
Maine 1,328,361
Maryland 5,773,552
Massachusetts 6,547,629
Michigan 9,883,640
Minnesota 5,303,925
Mississippi 2,967,297
Missouri 5,988,927
Montana 989,415
Nebraska 1,826,341
Nevada 2,700,551
New Hampshire 1,316,470
New Jersey 8,791,894
New Mexico 2,059,179
New York 19,378,102
North Carolina 9,535,483
North Dakota 672,591
Ohio 11,536,504
Oklahoma 3,751,351
Oregon 3,831,074
Pennsylvania 12,702,379
Rhode Island 1,052,567
South Carolina 4,625,364
South Dakota 814,180
Tennessee 6,346,105
Texas 25,145,561
Utah 2,763,885
Vermont 625,741
Virginia 8,001,024
Washington 6,724,540
West Virginia 1,852,994
Wisconsin 5,686,986
Wyoming 563,626
Total Resident Population 308,745,538
Puerto Rico 3,725,789
Total Resident Population,
including Puerto Rico
312,471,327

~ Population of the world’s 50 largest countries in 2003 ~
Ghana 20,757,032
Romania 22,355,551
Korea, North 22,697,553
Taiwan 22,749,838
Malaysia 23,522,482
Venezuela 25,017,387
Iraq 25,374,691
Saudi Arabia 25,795,938
Uganda 26,390,258
Uzbekistan 26,410,416
Nepal 27,070,666
Peru 27,544,305
Afghanistan 28,513,677
Algeria 32,129,324
Morocco 32,209,101
Canada 32,507,874
Kenya 32,982,109
Tanzania 36,070,799
Poland 38,626,349
Argentina 39,144,753
Sudan 39,148,162
Spain 40,280,780
Colombia 42,310,775
Burma 42,720,196
South Africa 44,448,470
Ukraine 47,732,079
Korea, South 48,233,760
Italy 58,057,477
Congo (Kinshasa) 58,317,930
France 60,000,000
United Kingdom 60,270,708
Thailand 63,000,000
Iran 67,000,000
Ethiopia 71,000,000
Turkey 71,000,000
Egypt 72,000,000
Vietnam 81,000,000
Philippines 82,000,000
Germany 83,000,000
Mexico 105,000,000
Japan 128,000,000
Nigeria 134,000,000
Russia 146,000,000
Bangladesh 147,000,000
Pakistan 149,000,000
Brazil 176,000,000
Indonesia 220,000,000
United States 292,000,000
India 1,069,000,000
China 1,289,000,000




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