Strangely, there are more males born than there are females born (worldwide, 107 males are born for every 100 females). This is likely an evolutionary adaptation in humans to keep things balanced since males tend to die sooner than females. Over time, males die quicker than females, so their numbers decrease faster (which is why there are lots and lots of old, old women, but few old, old men). So, when you look at all living people, the worldwide ratio is 101 males for every female or (50.2% males, 49.8% females). This is the worldwide proportion, but proportions can vary from country to country, but not by very much.
Right now (this minute) the world population is estimated at 6,798,509,200 people. This means that there are about 3,385,657,600 females. (All numbers are rounded to the nearest 100 people.)
· 10 years ago