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United States of America
Demographics are important for every country. Records of marriages, births, deaths, emigration and immigration are key information needed in creating national policy. Different ways of summarizing data are used like the population pyramid and life table.
How many countries are there in the world?
There are 196 countries in the world, although some controversy still exists. The US government does not recognize Taiwan as an official independent country and considers there are only 195 countries in the world. But it has not agreed to Taiwan's incorporation into China. There are 193 members of the United Nations and that number often gets mistaken for the number of countries in the world. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has 159 member states as of February 2013. The member states...
Asked in Demographics, Population
What is the population of Earth?
According to the US Census estimates, the population of the world was approximately 6,985,119,415 people (6.99 billion) on January 1, 2012. As of March, 2012, there were over 7,000,000,000 (7 billion). The UN had estimated 7 billion in October, 2011. Currently, the population shows a net increase of about 60 to 70 million people a year. (For updated estimates, see the related links below) ...
Asked in Demographics, Guinness World Records
Who was the verified tallest man of all time?
The tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence was Robert Pershing Wadlow who stood 8 ft 11.1 inches (2.72m). He had problems standing and had an operation to fit a brace to his leg. On July 4, 1940, while making a professional appearance at the National Forest Festival, a faulty brace irritated his ankle, causing a blister and subsequent infection. Doctors treated him with a blood transfusion and emergency surgery, but his condition worsened and on July 15, 1940, he...
Asked in Cooking Measurements, Demographics, Height
What was the average height of a man 100 years ago?
Average height world wide or in a specific country? Worldwide the average height today is just below 5'8". It's hard to tell the overall average 100 years ago but honestly, it wouldn't surprise me if the average was around 5'5" give or take. In the US, the average height 100 years ago was about 5'6"-5'7" (that is if counting all the people in the 20-79 year age group like many studies do, although now they include 80+ year olds now since...
Asked in Racism, Demographics
What is the percentage of racism in America?
Original answer: I won't say racism is non existence in America. Rather there is still racism among the whites towards the black Negros, who had to fight hard dating back the days of slavery to date. However the percentage of racism has come down considerably. My answer: You cannot reduce racism to a percentage because different people have it to varying degrees. Most people would live beside a person of another race but many still only marry within their own race. I strongly object to...
Asked in Islam, Demographics
How many Muslims are there in the world?
As of October 2009, there are about 1.57 billion Muslims of all ages living in the world today (in more than 200 countries of the world). This represents 23% of an estimated 2009 world population of 6.8 billion people. (per study done by Pew forum). Refer to related link below. 60% of these Muslims live in Asia, mainly Pakistan, India, Indonesia, and Bangladesh. 20% of these Muslims live in North Africa and the Middle East, from Morocco to Iran. This shows a person how...
How many gun owners are there in the United States of America?
Number of guns and gun owners in USA. Most estimates range between 39% and 50% of US households having at least one gun (that's about 43-55 million households). The estimates for the number of privately owned guns range from 190 million to 300 million. Removed those that skew the stats for their own purposes the best estimates are about 45% or 52 million of American households owning 260 million guns). Some recent estimates: A 2011 Gallup poll estimates that 47 percent of US households own...
Asked in Firearms, Germany in WW2, Demographics, Death Rate
How many people were killed by guns in America last year?
The Centers for Disease Control says 11,493 people died from gun homicides. ...
What is an example of demography?
Demography is the statistical study of human population. It can be a very general science that can be applied to any kind of dynamic human population, that is, one that changes over time or space (see population dynamics). It encompasses the study of the size, structure and distribution of these populations, and spatial and/or temporal changes in them in response to birth, migration, aging and death. Examples for demographic changes and pattern can be given widely. Europe's population is declining day by day....
Asked in Mexico, Demographics, Ethnicity
What is Mexico's ethnicity?
Mexico is an ethnically diverse nation, and the Mexican constitution defines the country to be multicultural. Most Mexicans are Mestizos, people of mixed European ("White") and Native American background. They account for 60-80% of the Mexican population (between 67 up to 90 million in 2010). The Native American, or Amerindian population ranges from 10% to 30% of the population (between 11 and 34 million in 2010) and such people are the descendants of Native American peoples who inhabited Mexico before the arrival of Europeans during...
How many restaurants are there in Manhattan?
In all five boroughs of New York City there are 23,499 active restaurants as of April 2010. There are no resources online with figures of the number of restaurants in just Manhattan. ...
Asked in Super Bowl, Demographics
How many people watched Super Bowl 2011 worldwide?
Approximately 111 million just in the US. It currently holds the record for most-watched telecast ever in U.S. history. ...
Asked in Demographics, Crohns Disease
How many people die a month of crohns disease?
Readily available cause of death statistics do not list Crohns as a specific condition. In the United States, deaths related to the digestive system amount to 9.6 percent of the total number of monthly deaths. This translates into approximately 4,000 people per month who die from some form of digestive ailment including cancer. Crohns disease would be a very small percentage of those people. ...