If we could reduce the world's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all existing human ratios remaining the same, the demographics would look something like this:

As of 2012:

50 would be female                50 would be male

26 would be children

There would be 74 adults,

8 of whom would be 65 and older

There would be:

60 Asians        15 Africans                14 people from the Americas         11 Europeans

33 Christians        22 Muslims        14 Hindus        7 Buddhists

12 people who practice other religions        12 people who would not be aligned with a religion

12 would speak Chinese        5 would speak Spanish                5 would speak English        3 would speak Arabic        3 would speak Hindi

3 would speak Bengali        3 would speak Portuguese

2 would speak Russian                2 would speak Japanese

62 would speak other languages

83 would be able to read and write; 17 would not

7 would have a college degree

22 would own or share a computer

77 people would have a place to shelter them

from the wind and the rain, but 23 would not

1 would be dying of starvation

15 would be undernourished

21 would be overweight

87 would have access to safe drinking water

13 people would have no clean, safe water to drink


24 would not have any electricity (And of the 76 that do

have electricity, most would only use it for light at night.)

40 people would have access to the Internet (2013)

<1 would have HIV

2 would be near birth; 1 near death

5 would control 32% of the entire world's wealth; all 5 would be US citizens

48 would live on less than US$ 2 a day

20 would live on less than US$ 1 a day