How Many People Are Born Each Year?

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As of 2014, in the United States, there are just shy of 4 million births per year. Worldwide, there are slightly more than 131 million births each year.

There are approximately 360,000 babies born per day and 15,000 births per hour worldwide. That is more than twice the number of people who die each day. Just under half of the world’s total population is comprised of children 18 and under. The average life expectancy worldwide for new babies born each year is 67. According to the World Health Organization, about 45 percent of all deaths of children around the world are related to malnutrition.