I have been told that the entire earths' population would fit in the state of Texas and each person would have 1/2 acre. Is this true.


Hi Roz,

I checked at http://www.ibiblio.org/lunarbin/worldpop where I found the world population to be approximately 6,276,000,000. I then checked http://www.netstate.com/states/geography/tx_geography.htm and found the area of Texas as 268,601 square miles. One square mile is 640 acres and hence the area of Texas is 268,601x640=171,904,640 acres. Thus if you fit the entire population of the world into Texas each person would have

 171,904,640/6,276,000,000 = 0.027 acres This is considerably than one-half.

Even if you use the entire USA where the area is 3,537,441 square miles each person only get 0.36 acres.

Do I get to choose which piece I get?


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