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It's about 20,000 times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.0000500 times 30,000.
(2013 figures)
It's about 6,000 times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.0002 times 30,000.
(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 3,500 times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 30,000 is 3,333.333333330 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.0003 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about 2,000 times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.0005 times 30,000.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
It's about 1,000 times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, 30,000 is 1,100 times the count of Countries in the European Union, and the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.00091 times that amount.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about 650 times the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth.
In other words, the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth is 0.0016 times 30,000.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about 550 times the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 0.0018 times 30,000.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)