# How many people die each day in the United States?

Probably a slight overestimation. It's not a proportional thing to divide simple populations. Account for poverty, disease, starvation etc. and then the equatorial band of countries has a huge bias in the proportions of deaths. Try this... average life expectancy might be 66 years worldwide, so let's say age 70 in a developed country. That's roughly 26,000 days of life. Now at the time those 70 year olds were born, the population of the USA was what?... 150 million? (not sure.. but as an example). Then, of those 150M who are due to die, divided by 26,000 days = 6,230 per day or about 2.27M per year. (as opposed to J. O'Rourke's estimate of 2.63M per year)

Kangarobin Oceanside, CA

There would be roughly 100 deaths each minute worldwide.

To calculate, we take the population of the States (three hundred and five million) and divide it into the world population (around 6.7 billion). I'm not doing the maths, so we'll say about one in twenty people are american.

The answer (roughly speaking) is 5% of the 100 deaths each minute. Therefore around 5 to 6 people die each minute in the United States.

John O'Rourke Sligo, Ireland.

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