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World Population (2020 and historical)

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Year
(July 1)
Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Median
Age
Fertility
Rate
Density
(P/Km²)
Urban
Pop %
Urban Population
2020 7,794,798,739 1.05 % 81,330,639 30.9 2.47 52 56.2 % 4,378,993,944
2019 7,713,468,100 1.08 % 82,377,060 29.8 2.51 52 55.7 % 4,299,438,618
2018 7,631,091,040 1.10 % 83,232,115 29.8 2.51 51 55.3 % 4,219,817,318
2017 7,547,858,925 1.12 % 83,836,876 29.8 2.51 51 54.9 % 4,140,188,594
2016 7,464,022,049 1.14 % 84,224,910 29.8 2.51 50 54.4 % 4,060,652,683
2015 7,379,797,139 1.19 % 84,594,707 30 2.52 50 54.0 % 3,981,497,663
2010 6,956,823,603 1.24 % 82,983,315 28 2.58 47 51.7 % 3,594,868,146
2005 6,541,907,027 1.26 % 79,682,641 27 2.65 44 49.2 % 3,215,905,863
2000 6,143,493,823 1.35 % 79,856,169 26 2.78 41 46.7 % 2,868,307,513
1995 5,744,212,979 1.52 % 83,396,384 25 3.01 39 44.8 % 2,575,505,235
1990 5,327,231,061 1.81 % 91,261,864 24 3.44 36 43.0 % 2,290,228,096
1985 4,870,921,740 1.79 % 82,583,645 23 3.59 33 41.2 % 2,007,939,063
1980 4,458,003,514 1.79 % 75,704,582 23 3.86 30 39.3 % 1,754,201,029
1975 4,079,480,606 1.97 % 75,808,712 22 4.47 27 37.7 % 1,538,624,994
1970 3,700,437,046 2.07 % 72,170,690 22 4.93 25 36.6 % 1,354,215,496
1965 3,339,583,597 1.93 % 60,926,770 22 5.02 22 N.A. N.A.
1960 3,034,949,748 1.82 % 52,385,962 23 4.90 20 33.7 % 1,023,845,517
1955 2,773,019,936 1.80 % 47,317,757 23 4.97 19 N.A. N.A.
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)

Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

World Population Forecast (2020-2050)

View population projections for all years (up to 2100)

Year
(July 1)
Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Median
Age
Fertility
Rate
Density
(P/Km²)
Urban
Pop %
Urban Population
2020 7,794,798,739 1.10 % 83,000,320 31 2.47 52 56.2 % 4,378,993,944
2025 8,184,437,460 0.98 % 77,927,744 32 2.54 55 58.3 % 4,774,646,303
2030 8,548,487,400 0.87 % 72,809,988 33 2.62 57 60.4 % 5,167,257,546
2035 8,887,524,213 0.78 % 67,807,363 34 2.70 60 62.5 % 5,555,833,477
2040 9,198,847,240 0.69 % 62,264,605 35 2.77 62 64.6 % 5,938,249,026
2045 9,481,803,274 0.61 % 56,591,207 35 2.85 64 66.6 % 6,312,544,819
2050 9,735,033,990 0.53 % 50,646,143 36 2.95 65 68.6 % 6,679,756,162
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)

Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

World Population Milestones

10 Billion (2057)

The United Nations projects world population to reach 10 billion in the year 2057.

9 Billion (2037)

World population is expected to reach 9 billion in the year 2037.

8 Billion (2023)

World population is expected to reach 8 billion people in 2023 according to the United Nations (in 2026 according to the U.S. Census Bureau).

7.8 Billion (2020)

The current world population is 7.8 billion as of November 2020 [1] according to the most recent United Nations estimates elaborated by Worldometer. The term “World Population” refers to the human population (the total number of humans currently living) of the world.

7 Billion (2011)

According to the United Nations, world population reached 7 Billion on October 31, 2011.
The US Census Bureau made a lower estimate, for which the 7 billion mark was only reached on March 12, 2012.

6 Billion (1999)

According to the United Nations, the 6 billion figure was reached on October 12, 1999 (celebrated as the Day of 6 Billion). According to the U.S. Census Bureau instead, the six billion milestone was reached on July 22, 1999, at about 3:49 AM GMT. Yet, according to the U.S. Census, the date and time of when 6 billion was reached will probably change because the already uncertain estimates are constantly being updated.

Previous Milestones

  • 5 Billion: 1987
  • 4 Billion: 1974
  • 3 Billion: 1960
  • 2 Billion: 1930
  • 1 Billion: 1804

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