According to The World Counts, between 385,000 and 400,000 babies are born a day. Each hour, about 16,300 babies arrive into the world! That makes for about 270 babies a minute, and between 4 and 5 a second. Bundles of joy galore!
In the United States alone, an average of 10,687 babies are born a day. Most of them are born in September, while February sees the least amount of births.
China makes up 12.5% of the daily global births. That's about 49,400 babies born in China alone each day!
In Europe, there are about 11,400 new babies each day. In Africa, each day 3,468 new lives emerge into the world. In Australia, there are about 970 newborn babies every day.
So how did we get to 8 billion? This video shows how the world population has changed and grown in each country from the 17th century to 2020:
There are about 164,380 deaths a day. That makes 60,000,000 deaths a year in the world. The country with the highest mortality rate (2015-2020) is Bulgaria, with 15 deaths per 1,000 people. The next 9 countries on the list are also from around eastern Europe.
The 5 top causes of death around the world are:
1. Ischemic heart disease
3. Lower respiratory infections
4. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
5. Lung cancer
This is actually good news since a healthy lifestyle can prevent all of these!