According to the World Health Organization, 56 million people die each year, which is an average of about 153,424 people each day. The exact number of people who die each day, however, fluctuates.Continue Reading
Noncommunicable diseases, which are diseases that are not contagious, are the number one killer of people around the world. They are believed to be responsible for approximately 68 percent of all deaths each year. Of the noncommunicable diseases, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the world. Approximately three out of every 10 people who die each year die as a result of cardiovascular diseases. After cardiovascular disease, strokes are the leading cause of death, followed by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Citizens of countries with the highest incomes are the least likely to die from communicable, or contagious, disease.
People live longer in countries with high incomes, with 70 percent of deaths occurring in people 70 and older in these areas. By contrast, in low-income countries, 40 percent of all deaths occur in children 15 and younger, with the primary cause of death being complications that arise during childbirth. Globally, however, deaths related to childbirth have decreased over the past decade. Still, of the more than 153,000 deaths each day, 800 are related to childbirth.Learn more about Population & Demography
Roughly 12 million people are incarcerated each year in the United States, including prison inmates, people awaiting court dates in county jails, and those serving overnight stays for minor offenses, according to Prison Policy Initiative. Approximately 2.4 million people are incarcerated on any given day in the United States.Full Answer >
Average annual 20th century population growth peaked in 1987 at approximately 92.3 million people, but the average annual 20th century growth rate peaked in 1967 at 2.11 percent of the previous year's population. Population growth is generally expressed as a percentage, and any precise numerical figure is merely an estimate.Full Answer >
Though there is no exact number for how many people are at least 7 feet tall, a detailed estimate from 2012 concluded that there are approximately 2,800 7-footers in the world. As of 2014, only three people were a full 8 feet tall.Full Answer >
As of September 2014, there are 7.25 billion people in the world. The population of the world is currently growing at a rate of 1.4 percent per year, which translates to an estimated 80 million people a year.Full Answer >