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How much is 5,000?

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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 1.1 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, 5,000 is 0.6 times the count of Benches in Central Park, and the count of Benches in Central Park is 2 times that amount.
(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)
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)
According to the Han Dynasty dictionary, Shuowen Jiezi (說文解字), there are 9,353 distinct Han characters used to depict the Chinese language. Fluency in written Chinese requires mastery of 4,000 - 5,000 of these 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)
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)