The city of Grand Junction continues to grow, but when you think of it in terms of the world population, Grand Junction is but a spec of dust - which leaves me to wonder how many Grand Junctions it would take to equal the world's total population.

First of all, let's consider that the current population of Grand Junction is about 62,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The current world population is estimated at 7.5 billion. So, if you do some simple math, it would take 125,000 Grand Junctions to equal the world population.

If you want to get an amazing look at how the world population is growing, take a look at this population clock. In the 30 minutes it has taken me to write this post, about 10,000 babies were born and approximately 4,000 people have died, which means the world population has grown by about 6,000 in the last half hour. Over the next 12 hours, the world's population will have grown by more than double the size of Grand Junction.

We know the world is large, but this gives us a little different perspective - and reminds us just how small Grand Junction really is.