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It's about nine-tenths the number of Bishops in the Catholic Church.
In other words, 5,000 is 0.9342 times the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church, and the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church is 1.07 times that amount.
(2015 figures; total Latin and Eastern Church figures; including Pope)
It's about three-fifths the number of Benches in Central Park.
In other words, the count of Benches in Central Park is 2 times 5,000.
(Manhattan, New York City, New York)
It's about three-fifths the number of Blue Whales in the World.
In other words, 5,000 is 0.59 times the count of Blue Whales in the World, and the count of Blue Whales in the World is 1.7 times that amount.
(Balaenoptera musculus) (2002 estimates)
The worldwide population of blue whales (as of 2002) is estimated to be between 5,000 and 12,000. An estimated 378,200 blue whales were killed during the height of whaling in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centures
It's about half the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language.
In other words, 5,000 is 0.5346 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 1.871 times that amount.
(zhōngwén, 中文) (Hànzì, 汉字/漢字; Shuowen Jiezi count; distinct characters)
It's about two-and-a-half times the number of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide.
In other words, 5,000 is 2.369 times the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide, and the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide is 0.4221 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (regional and local, plus national figures; paid only)
There are 2,111 paid, daily newspapers with a regional, local, or national distribution in circulation worldwide. Combined, these newspapers have a readership of about 150 million people.
It's about two-and-a-half times the number of Steps in the Sears Tower.
In other words, 5,000 is 2.371 times the count of Steps in the Sears Tower, and the count of Steps in the Sears Tower is 0.4218 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (steps per stairwell)
It's about three-and-a-half times the number of Golf Courses in Florida.
In other words, 5,000 is 3.294 times the count of Golf Courses in Florida, and the count of Golf Courses in Florida is 0.3036 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (public and private)
The US state of Florida includes 1,518 golf courses in its 170,000 sq. km area. The state is also the home of the headquarters of the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) of America, which boasts a membership of 28,000 professional golfers.