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How much is 16,000?

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It's about one-two-thousand-five-hundredth the number of people in The State of California.
In other words, 16,000 is 0.0004173 times the count of people in The State of California, and the count of people in The State of California is 2,396 times that amount.
(2014 figures) (Department of Finance estimate)
It's about 3,000 times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.0003 times 16,000.
(a.k.a. Presidents of the United States; a.k.a. Presidents of the United States of America; a.k.a. POTUS), (2016 figures) (including current)
As of this writing, there are five living United States Presidents — President Carter, President Clinton, President Obama, and the two Presidents Bush. At no point in U.S. history have their been more than six (6) living presidents, this circumstance having occurred three times.
It's about one-four-thousandth the number of Copies of Michael Jackson's Thriller Sold (2011).
In other words, 16,000 is 0.00024 times the count of Copies of Michael Jackson's Thriller Sold (2011), and the count of Copies of Michael Jackson's Thriller Sold (2011) is 4,200 times that amount.
(sales figures as of 1990) (1982 release)
Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, has sold over 66 million copies since its release. Following its release in 1982, the album — which contains hits like "Thriller," "Beat It," and "Billie Jean" — won eight (8) Grammy Awards in 1984.
It's about one-five-thousandth the number of Copies of Wii Sports Sold.
In other words, 16,000 is 0.0001935 times the count of Copies of Wii Sports Sold, and the count of Copies of Wii Sports Sold is 5,168 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Wii スポーツ, a.k.a. Wi Supotsu) (2006 edition) (sales figures as of March 31, 2015)
It's about 8,000 times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.0001 times 16,000.
(2013 figures)
It's about one-ten-thousandth the number of Copies of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities Sold.
In other words, the count of Copies of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities Sold is 10,000 times 16,000.
(figures as of 2015)
It's about one-ninety-thousandth the number of Users on Facebook.
In other words, 16,000 is 0.0000111 times the count of Users on Facebook, and the count of Users on Facebook is 90,100 times that amount.
(March, 2015 figures) (monthly active users)
Facebook had 1.44 billion active users for the month ending March, 2015. In August, 2014, Facebook began a process of removing 87 million accounts that it had found to be fake.