World Population

July 12, 2000,

For the world is too crowded folk, here is an interesting fact. The entire world population could fit in the State of Texas with a population density of approximately 28 people per acre. That is 1500 square feet per person, assuming one story. Yes that might be somewhat crowded, but the point is that it could be done and that the world is not nearly as crowded as some would have you believe. The facts:

Total Land Area: 261,914 sq. miles (167,624,960 acres) (see

Approximate world population: 6,000,000 (6 billion)

World Total Land Area: 51,789,516 sq. miles. Texas is, in other words less than 0.5 percent of the world land area.