How many people are born and how many people die every minute?

According to the Population Reference Bureau's "2010 World Population Data Sheet" (28-Jul-2010), 4.45 people are born every second worldwide, on the average, and 1.8 people die every second.

Another way to look at it is:
  • Per minute: 267 born, 108 die, (net population increase: 159)
  • Per day: 384 thousand born, 156 thousand die, (net increase 229 thousand)
  • Per year: 140.4 million born, 56.7 million die, (net increase 83.6 million)