How Many Actual People Are Still Alive In The Walking Dead Universe?


If the Walking Dead wasn't depressing enough, SourceFedNerd has dropped some news that might just make it that much worse.

According to Matt Lieberman, the number of people actually still alive in the Walking Dead universe is extraordinarily slim, based on a combination of research from the comics and both The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead TV shows. Based on those statistics and bit of math, we come to see the startling numbers below.

At the end of 2011, the population reference bureau had the population at 6,986,951,000. Based on issue #10 of The Walking Dead, Kirkman said that zombies outnumber humans 5000 to 1. Liberman extracted that to be 1,397,390, the number of people actually alive once the zombie outbreak goes global. Using the number of people that have died on the show as a sample size, he arrives at 382,885. That is the amount of people still alive in The Walking Dead universe across the planet. THE PLANET! 

I knew things were bad, but man, not that bad. 

I encourage you to watch the whole video to see how he arrived at these facts. It's definitely worth it.

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    • EricNixon
    • 17 Posts in 12 Months

    I think it would be interesting if the book just ended when the last living person dies. No real conclusion, no happy ending. Just the extinction of mankind.

  1. I don't really buy that. Considering we haven't seen any other part of the planet besides some parts of the U.S. some other country's could have fared much better. Seem like a arbitrary number.

    • CB107375
    • 2 Posts in 14 Months

    most of the walking dead should have rotted and died by now-how long do they last really-has it only been months that the show is going thru?

    • CB132054
    • 1 Posts in 10 Months

    Not sure about that, the only reason they have fared as well as they have (every group, not just our friends) is firearms being readily available everywhere, other countries do not have the such a good supply on such a necessary item. Some exceptions might be some of the more rural war-torn African areas, but they are so scarcely populated that the numbers provided make sense, especially several years of surviving (or lack thereof) after the outbreak.

    • blakhoode
    • 17 Posts in 12 Months

    I'd like to see them can Fear The Walking Dead - I never could get into it. I'd rather them do a spin-off in another country, like Africa, or England, although I think Shaun Of The Dead has that covered. Maybe even New York, which could lead to a potential cross-over since Alexandria wouldn't be too far away.

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