Population of ‘Mendelian’ people, information populates
The population of Mendelian people, the ancestors of the human species, is estimated to be between 2.5 and 3 billion.
The people of the world are said to have descended from the original inhabitants of Ethiopia and the Arabian Peninsula, with populations in modern-day Pakistan and India.
The term “Mendels” is derived from the Germanic word for “father” or “mother”.
They are said by some to have evolved from the Neanderthals that lived in Europe for at least 2 million years.
But the numbers have varied significantly over the centuries.
According to the 2010 census, there were 3.6 billion Mendels in the world, a population about 4% of the total number of humans.
A new census was conducted by the University of Chicago in 2014.
It showed that the population of the Mendelians had declined by nearly 2.3 million in the last 20 years.
The decline has been driven largely by a decline in migration, but there have been recent spikes in births, too.
The last census in 2021 found a total of 3.1 million Mendeliaans living in the US.
That year, the number of births in the country increased by 5.3%.
The number of people living in Mendelias homes, which have been estimated at between 200,000 and 250,000, fell by about 5% over the same period.
The most recent census showed that Mendelieans are also on the decline in India, where they were estimated to have dwindled by 1.3% in the first decade of the 20th century.