How Many Babies Are Born Every Minute in the World?

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According to Scientific American, approximately 150 babies are born around the world every single minute. The global population count reached over seven billion during the month of March in 2012. The country with the highest population growth rate is India.

At the turn of the 19th century, the global population reached one billion. The highest population growth rate in the world occurred between 1965 and 1970 with a percentage of 2.1. After 1970, the growth rate decreased to approximately 1.1 percent per year and has remained steady. Since 1950, the number of children being born has decreased by half. Despite this fact, the number of humans on Earth continues to increase.