People at a Glance

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
  • People have lived in the world for millions of years. Today, 6.3 billion people live on the earth.
  • The world's population grows by 100 million each year. Some 950 million people in the world are malnourished.
  • There are 106 boys born for every 100 girls.
  • The average male adult is 5'9'' tall and weighs 155 pounds. The average female adult is 5'3'' tall and weighs 125 pounds.