Population

In 2011, the world population hit 7 billion.

The world population reached one billion for the first time in approximately 1804.
In another 123 years, it reached two billion in 1927. Plus 33 years to reach three billion in 1960.
Then the global population reached four billion in 1974,
five billion in 1987, six billion in 1999 and finally,
seven billion in 2011.

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As global population increases, so does water usage and stress on available clean supplies.
Inequitable access to water and recourses based on geography and wealth is a leading problem now
and will continue to be in the future.

The US Census Bureau estimates that the resident population of the United States is more than 314 million (September 2012):
One birth every 8 seconds, One death every 14 seconds,
One international migrant (net) every 46 seconds.
A net gain of one person every 13 seconds.
 

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