6,995,491,445 at 9:09pm EDT 10-09-2011

Current World Population from Worldometers-
6,995,491,445
World Population:

  • has reached 6 billion in 1999
  • is predicted to reach 7 billion on October 31, 2011
  • has doubled in 40 years from 1959 (3 billion) to 1999 (6 billion)
  • is currently growing at a rate of around 1.15 % per year
  • growth rate reached its peak in the late 1960s, when it was at 2%
  • growth rate is currently declining and is projected to continue to decline in the coming years
  • average annual population change is currently estimated at over 77 million
  • world population will nearly stabilize at just above 10 billion persons after 2200
  • a tremendous change occurred with the industrial revolution: whereas it had taken all of human history up to the year 1800 for world population to reach 1 billion, the second billion was achieved in only 130 years (1930), the third billion in less than 30 years (1959), the fourth billion in 15 years (1974), the fifth billion in 13 years (1987), the sixth billion in 12 years (1999) and the seventh billion in 12 years (2011). During the 20th century alone, the population in the world has grown from 1.65 billion to 6 billion.
Earth

Mother Earth

Sources for the world population counter: World Population Prospect: the 2010 Revision Database (United Nations Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs) – May 3, 2011  International Programs Center at the U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division

For more detailed information: World Population(Worldometers)

More current world stats…
WORLD POPULATION
102,236,674  Births this year
43,664,658  Deaths this year
321,486  Births today
137, 404  Deaths today
58,572,753 Net Population Growth

FOOD
917,233,604 Undernourished people in the world
1,547,124,723 Overweight people in the world
27,285 People Who Died Of Hunger Today

See more second to second streaming stats at:
http://www.worldometers.info/

 

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