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# PS ... The entire world population could fit into the state of TX.

Posted by on Apr. 1, 2009 at 10:58 PM
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Is the World Over Populated? Lets do the math... The World Can Fit In Texas
The world has a surface area of 510.072 million sq km. Well clearly we can not live any where on the surface of the world as the majority of it is water 361.132 million sq km. The remainer is the land mass 148.94 million sq km. So what is the population of the human race? Estimate is currently at 6,525,170,264 (July 2006 est.).

Now let us do some translations. For every 148 sq km you get 37,000 acres of land.

37,000 acre = 148 sq Km meaning that the world has about 3.68*10 to the 10th Acres of land. I will be using 37,000,000,000 acres for the math below. Now if you were to split that land up between all the people of the earth and gave each one a share each would get 5.67 acres of land.

37,000,000,000/ 6,525,170,286 = 5.67 acres per person

That does not sound like a lot does it? Some may say "Much of the land is unliveable" and they are right so let look at a area where we could make it nearly totally liveable. The Great State of Texas. Texas has a surface area of 261,797 square miles.
1 square mile = 3,097,600 square yards = 640 acres
640 * 261,797 = 167,550,080 acres in Texas

Now lets say we move all the people of the world to the state of Texas. They would each get only .02568 acres of land.
167,550,080 / 6,525,170,286 = .02568 acres per person

That does not sound like alot. But wait how much is .02568 acres?
1 acre = 4,840 square yards
4,840 * .02568 = 124.29 square yards
1 square foot = 1/9 square yard
124.29 * 9 = 1,118.61 square feet

Thusly if we moved every living human to Texas and the split the land amoung them they would each get 1,118.61 square feet. Now you may say that still does not sound like alot. But consider the average square footage of a house.

http://www.census.gov/const/C25Ann/sftotalmedavgsqft.pdf

"The average American house in the 1940s had an area of 1200 square feet". Well that means individually each person could have almost a house worth of space to live in. But there is more as we know most people don't live alone.

http://www.census.gov/population/socdemo/hh-fam/hh6.pdf

The average population of a household in the USA is 2.5. Ok then combined the average household in this World Population Texas would have a living space of about 2,796.5 square feet. Easily a nice sized living space. But the "Over populated world crowd" may say "You need roads, schools and other things then just living space", and they would be right. Let us consider New York City.

http://www.citypopulation.de/USA-NewYork.html
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/landusefacts/landusefactshome.shtml

8,143,197 People live in the area of New York City. New York City's land area covers 321 square miles (almost 206,000 acres or nine billion square feet). So how much land are does the average New York Citizen use?
206,000 Acres / 8,143,197 People = .02529 acres

.02529 acres per person in a working, functional, and "Safe" city. How much land would the people get in our Total World Population in Texas? .02568 acres per person. Wow nearly exactly the same amount, and in fact it would be a little more spaceous then New York City is.

CONCLUSION: The total world population could move to Texas and make Texas in to a functional MEGA city that acre by acre would look much like New York City does today. Leaving the Rest of the world with out a single person on it. Image Russia and China devoid of people. The only humans you could find would live in Texas. And that city would be as safe as New York City is today, Skyscrapers and parks included.

Summery: The world ISN'T over populated and has a long way to go before getting any where near it. The truth is that man kind is spread around and yet even with the spread we seem to perfer to live in cities. So we group up and naturalist get upset at seeing these groups and think that is a sign of over population. It is all a game on their part and don't buy in to it.

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by Bronze Member on Apr. 1, 2009 at 11:01 PM

I don't believe when they make the statement that the world is over populated they are just referring to space.   They are talking about food,  natural recources and things along those lines as well.

You are only focusing on one part of the equation.

by on Apr. 1, 2009 at 11:06 PM

Quoting luckcharm:

I don't believe when they make the statement that the world is over populated they are just referring to space.   They are talking about food,  natural recources and things along those lines as well.

You are only focusing on one part of the equation.

Let's take America ... there is a very small number of people who actually grow their own food, or have their own ranch for meet. MOST of us buy from these people. If the government continues to crack down on farming/ranching/et. al. then OF COURSE will have food shoratages - there is no one left to grow it.

Now is every person in America had a garden on their property and more ranchers were free to have their cattle, what not, and the government but out of our business .... THERE WOULD BE NO FOOD SHORTAGE.

Same goes in other countries ... if the governments would quite trying to "protect the people from themselves" and inside protected the individual rights of people against those who wish them harm, then NO ONE would be in food shortage.

It doesn't make sense that we could deplete natural resources if we were composting and growing our food. The composting puts the nutrients back into the soil.

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by on Apr. 1, 2009 at 11:16 PM

Hmmmmm..............Nice thought, but I hate Texas!

by Silver Member on Apr. 2, 2009 at 12:16 AM

Quoting Katie911:

Hmmmmm..............Nice thought, but I hate Texas!

by on Apr. 2, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Texas is only offered as a visual example.

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by on Apr. 2, 2009 at 12:21 PM

There world is over populaed because there are too many people,,,it has nothing to do with space.

by Member on Apr. 2, 2009 at 12:30 PM

Quoting Eilish:

Quoting luckcharm:

I don't believe when they make the statement that the world is over populated they are just referring to space.   They are talking about food,  natural recources and things along those lines as well.

You are only focusing on one part of the equation.

Let's take America ... there is a very small number of people who actually grow their own food, or have their own ranch for meet. MOST of us buy from these people. If the government continues to crack down on farming/ranching/et. al. then OF COURSE will have food shoratages - there is no one left to grow it.

Now is every person in America had a garden on their property and more ranchers were free to have their cattle, what not, and the government but out of our business .... THERE WOULD BE NO FOOD SHORTAGE.

Same goes in other countries ... if the governments would quite trying to "protect the people from themselves" and inside protected the individual rights of people against those who wish them harm, then NO ONE would be in food shortage.

It doesn't make sense that we could deplete natural resources if we were composting and growing our food. The composting puts the nutrients back into the soil.

The thing is not everyone is going to have a garden either by choice or because they can't. If you rent and don't have a yard you can't plant a garden and in our case we either always rent or live onpost so a garden would be a big no-no. I don't think people planting gardens would be a huge answer to that problem, there are way to many variables and reasons why a garden can fail and n ot grow as well.

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by on Apr. 2, 2009 at 12:46 PM

You'd be surprised what you can do with an apartment.

Quoting stephy_85:

Quoting Eilish:

Quoting luckcharm:

I don't believe when they make the statement that the world is over populated they are just referring to space.   They are talking about food,  natural recources and things along those lines as well.

You are only focusing on one part of the equation.

Let's take America ... there is a very small number of people who actually grow their own food, or have their own ranch for meet. MOST of us buy from these people. If the government continues to crack down on farming/ranching/et. al. then OF COURSE will have food shoratages - there is no one left to grow it.

Now is every person in America had a garden on their property and more ranchers were free to have their cattle, what not, and the government but out of our business .... THERE WOULD BE NO FOOD SHORTAGE.

Same goes in other countries ... if the governments would quite trying to "protect the people from themselves" and inside protected the individual rights of people against those who wish them harm, then NO ONE would be in food shortage.

It doesn't make sense that we could deplete natural resources if we were composting and growing our food. The composting puts the nutrients back into the soil.

The thing is not everyone is going to have a garden either by choice or because they can't. If you rent and don't have a yard you can't plant a garden and in our case we either always rent or live onpost so a garden would be a big no-no. I don't think people planting gardens would be a huge answer to that problem, there are way to many variables and reasons why a garden can fail and n ot grow as well.

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by Member on Apr. 2, 2009 at 12:49 PM

lol I live in Texas and I LOVE Texas! Buuuuut,I dunno how Texas got even into how everthing could fit into it

by Member on Apr. 2, 2009 at 1:00 PM

No offense but I honestly prefer to go to the commissary and buy my fress veggies. Besides it isn't that the Earth doesn't have enough space, the Earth is only capable of holding do many people that is why they say we are overpopulated. Some countries are starting to run short on water, not only food and even in a lot of American cities and states they have to impose water restrictions in the summer so they don't run out of water.

Quoting Eilish:

You'd be surprised what you can do with an apartment.

Quoting stephy_85:

Quoting Eilish:

Quoting luckcharm:

I don't believe when they make the statement that the world is over populated they are just referring to space.   They are talking about food,  natural recources and things along those lines as well.

You are only focusing on one part of the equation.

Let's take America ... there is a very small number of people who actually grow their own food, or have their own ranch for meet. MOST of us buy from these people. If the government continues to crack down on farming/ranching/et. al. then OF COURSE will have food shoratages - there is no one left to grow it.

Now is every person in America had a garden on their property and more ranchers were free to have their cattle, what not, and the government but out of our business .... THERE WOULD BE NO FOOD SHORTAGE.

Same goes in other countries ... if the governments would quite trying to "protect the people from themselves" and inside protected the individual rights of people against those who wish them harm, then NO ONE would be in food shortage.

It doesn't make sense that we could deplete natural resources if we were composting and growing our food. The composting puts the nutrients back into the soil.

The thing is not everyone is going to have a garden either by choice or because they can't. If you rent and don't have a yard you can't plant a garden and in our case we either always rent or live onpost so a garden would be a big no-no. I don't think people planting gardens would be a huge answer to that problem, there are way to many variables and reasons why a garden can fail and n ot grow as well.