How Many People Were Alive When You Were Born?

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November 07, 2011 | 54,854 views

It took nearly 200,000 years to reach a population of one billion in 1805. Over the past 200 years, beginning around the time of the Industrial Revolution, that population has undergone a sevenfold increase. When I was born there were 2.7 billion and now there are more than double that.

Very soon, the world's 7 billionth person will be born. And with the world population growing by more than 200,000 people a day, it's hard to know exactly where you fit in. But by clicking on the link below, you can enter your birthday below to find your number in the world population. 

Among the 7 billion, where are you?

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