2018 World Population by Country (Live)

As of August 2018, the total population of the world exceeds 7.63 billion people, and this number is continuing to grow each day. However, in some areas, growth is slowing or even declining.

China is the most populous country in the world with a population exceeding 1.4 billion. It is one of just two countries with a population of more than 1 billion, with India being the second. As of 2018, India has a population of over 1.355 billion people. However, its growth is expected to continue through at least 2050. By the year 2030, the India is expected to become the most populous country in the world. This is because India’s population will grow, while China will see a loss in population.

The next 11 countries that are the most populous in the world each have populations exceeding 100 million. These include the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia, Mexico, Japan, Ethiopia and the Philippines. Of these nations, all are expected to continue to grow with the exception of Russia and Japan, which will see their populations drop by 2030 before dropping again significantly by 2050.

There are many other nations that have populations of at least one million, while there are also countries that have just thousands. The smallest population in the world can be found in Vatican City, where just 801 people reside.

In 2018, the world’s population grew at a rate of 1.12%. Every five years since the 1970s, the growth rate has continued to fall. The world’s population is expected to continue to grow larger, but at a much slower rate. In 2025, the population will exceed 8 billion. In 2040, this number will grow to more than 9 billion. In 2055, the number will rise to over 10 billion, and another billion people won’t be added until near the end of the century.

2018 World Population: 7,632,819,325
Flag Country Current Population 2018 2030 Population 2050 Population Growth Rate Rank
China1,416,465,0491,441,181,8131,364,456,7230.39%1
India1,357,875,2221,512,985,2071,658,978,1621.11%2
United States327,359,782354,711,670389,591,6630.71%3
Indonesia267,520,030295,595,234321,550,6861.06%4
Brazil211,275,300225,472,214232,688,0440.75%5
Pakistan201,792,636244,248,371306,940,4431.93%6
Nigeria197,162,907264,067,527410,637,8682.61%7
Bangladesh166,810,241185,584,811201,926,8161.03%8
Russia143,959,530140,543,418132,730,511-0.02%9
Mexico131,170,563147,540,127164,279,3021.24%10
Japan127,109,061121,580,505108,794,446-0.23%11
Ethiopia108,199,386139,620,178190,869,6322.46%12
Philippines106,923,940125,372,282151,293,4351.52%13
Egypt99,848,153119,745,677153,433,4921.87%14
Vietnam96,738,040106,283,637114,629,8520.99%15
DR Congo84,691,244120,442,943197,404,2023.28%16
Germany82,336,39582,186,73679,238,4860.22%17
Iran82,229,62788,863,30893,553,4541.05%18
Turkey82,203,87888,416,60995,626,8791.45%19
Thailand69,222,06269,626,21265,372,3450.21%20
United Kingdom66,673,41070,578,61475,381,1370.59%21
France65,298,43167,894,27170,608,9980.39%22
Italy59,271,76058,109,91855,093,194-0.12%23
Tanzania59,550,05783,702,053138,081,6213.11%24
South Africa57,575,25864,465,55372,754,5831.20%25
Myanmar53,979,65358,915,86962,358,9250.91%26
South Korea51,211,51652,701,81750,456,8320.36%27
Kenya51,273,47966,959,99395,467,1372.52%28
Colombia49,567,32053,134,12754,732,7550.81%29
Spain46,400,65446,115,12544,394,5580.09%30
Argentina44,796,68049,323,30655,228,9020.94%31
Uganda44,633,74763,842,360105,698,2013.28%32
Ukraine43,953,56441,200,37436,415,702-0.48%33
Algeria42,186,58648,821,96357,436,7031.67%34
Sudan41,763,88154,842,47880,385,6072.41%35
Iraq39,617,53253,297,66681,490,3592.78%36
Poland38,088,25936,615,50032,390,037-0.17%37
Canada37,038,98240,617,53544,948,6020.90%38
Afghanistan36,595,96446,699,54561,928,1182.37%39
Morocco36,308,75540,873,59245,659,8861.27%40
Saudi Arabia33,716,86739,480,34945,056,3491.87%41
Peru32,651,72136,806,78441,620,3071.20%42
Venezuela32,485,27036,749,90441,584,9881.26%43
Uzbekistan32,481,56936,712,26740,950,3661.42%44
Malaysia32,153,09936,814,96841,729,2171.32%45
Angola31,030,42144,712,28276,046,0533.32%46
Mozambique30,750,33142,438,70367,774,9432.90%47
Nepal29,706,71033,167,61236,106,5781.09%48
Ghana29,626,07337,294,01951,269,9432.18%49
Yemen29,087,03636,815,28648,304,0402.35%50
Madagascar26,441,05935,591,94353,802,5742.71%51
North Korea25,641,46326,743,89526,808,6800.47%52
Ivory Coast25,063,75333,337,30651,375,1782.52%53
Australia24,854,63928,234,74233,186,8181.32%54
Cameroon24,839,34632,979,64449,817,3902.60%55
Taiwan23,711,22724,150,70822,770,5370.29%56
Niger22,526,81834,993,54068,453,7273.88%57
Sri Lanka20,969,15621,474,70120,792,3520.35%58
Burkina Faso19,895,71927,382,48843,207,0532.91%59
Romania19,555,49318,464,23716,397,352-0.50%60
Malawi19,304,46526,578,24741,705,0022.91%61
Mali19,252,90427,057,11244,020,1713.05%62
Kazakhstan18,456,87320,301,32222,959,4321.10%63
Syria18,294,10626,608,48934,021,0510.08%64
Chile18,233,83819,637,32120,718,1310.79%65
Zambia17,742,22924,859,37641,000,8223.01%66
Guatemala17,330,84521,202,72626,968,2871.96%67
Netherlands17,096,98317,594,08617,517,5750.28%68
Zimbabwe17,011,37821,526,86129,658,7502.32%69
Ecuador16,924,81919,554,85622,968,4511.44%70
Senegal16,408,86622,123,23034,030,6202.80%71
Cambodia16,307,49918,797,87822,019,0281.50%72
Chad15,470,51021,459,96333,635,7953.04%73
Somalia15,295,29621,535,01935,851,7922.98%74
Guinea13,138,20217,631,38026,852,3362.64%75
South Sudan13,008,13117,254,36725,366,2212.73%76
Rwanda12,576,29816,024,25221,886,0772.40%77
Tunisia11,691,66012,841,61513,883,9961.10%78
Belgium11,515,56212,001,59412,488,2330.61%79
Cuba11,490,87111,496,00010,823,1420.04%80
Benin11,565,52415,628,43723,929,8462.77%81
Burundi11,306,18715,798,84925,762,0443.24%82
Bolivia11,257,95313,158,07215,903,4601.48%83
Greece11,136,13510,783,6259,981,568-0.16%84
Haiti11,147,03212,543,96414,041,1351.20%85
Dominican Republic10,912,84512,098,32013,264,7411.08%86
Czech Republic10,626,85110,528,19610,054,3020.07%87
Portugal10,280,9329,877,0568,994,594-0.37%88
Sweden10,001,25910,712,04111,626,3010.73%89
Azerbaijan9,948,86710,680,20211,039,1980.98%90
Jordan9,957,85111,122,06314,187,7342.08%91
Hungary9,680,3729,235,4598,278,700-0.34%92
United Arab Emirates9,575,60811,054,57913,163,5481.50%93
Belarus9,448,4419,163,1188,570,898-0.17%94
Honduras9,456,24411,147,35113,248,6551.64%95
Tajikistan9,155,04511,194,41114,521,2912.08%96
Serbia8,754,4008,355,4457,447,023-0.32%97
Austria8,757,1878,945,8828,877,8570.19%98
Switzerland8,562,1139,203,9089,879,9010.80%99
Israel8,486,2699,983,64512,577,2971.58%100
Papua New Guinea8,461,37810,486,89113,871,4032.03%101
Togo8,040,83210,507,24115,298,1542.48%102
Sierra Leone7,761,4439,719,53112,971,6262.15%103
Hong Kong7,444,4247,987,2498,253,1410.87%104
Bulgaria7,024,7016,430,8475,423,867-0.67%105
Laos6,987,1058,048,6989,162,8921.50%106
Paraguay6,918,9427,844,9048,897,1821.26%107
Libya6,492,9907,342,3468,123,6691.51%108
El Salvador6,420,1276,785,5836,997,4100.53%109
Nicaragua6,302,0837,046,2937,875,7421.08%110
Kyrgyzstan6,155,4376,997,2848,112,6531.45%111
Lebanon6,102,2665,368,5985,411,8300.18%112
Turkmenistan5,875,4776,767,4187,887,6171.62%113
Singapore5,812,4286,342,4706,574,7591.45%114
Denmark5,760,0066,024,5166,314,4020.36%115
Finland5,547,5085,739,0955,866,3500.35%116
Slovakia5,450,4755,387,4584,964,5420.04%117
Republic of the Congo5,435,5837,318,88711,509,6512.64%118
Norway5,366,2635,959,2156,801,5150.90%119
Eritrea5,218,1746,717,6879,606,6642.35%120
Palestine5,086,7696,739,0739,704,2052.68%121
Costa Rica4,965,3465,417,3795,774,0700.97%122
Liberia4,884,6846,495,3779,804,0312.57%123
Oman4,878,9105,897,4736,756,5704.18%124
Ireland4,813,4475,219,9515,801,3990.88%125
New Zealand4,760,9925,213,1035,711,4840.93%126
Central African Republic4,756,7266,123,6158,850,7801.68%127
Mauritania4,571,0476,076,6688,965,0002.71%128
Kuwait4,216,0554,873,6745,643,5321.46%129
Croatia4,158,5683,895,7843,460,901-0.59%130
Panama4,179,0964,884,3115,827,1061.56%131
Moldova4,038,5233,843,9413,293,157-0.25%132
Georgia3,904,4003,748,3503,393,665-0.13%133
Puerto Rico3,657,8773,592,7483,281,904-0.11%134
Bosnia and Herzegovina3,501,6713,404,7813,058,143-0.10%135
Uruguay3,472,8473,594,2993,662,4370.37%136
Mongolia3,133,8253,560,9594,075,3821.50%137
Albania2,935,3052,933,4192,663,5910.14%138
Armenia2,935,1882,907,4632,700,1840.13%139
Jamaica2,900,8432,932,6292,703,5910.29%140
Lithuania2,872,3322,717,7312,406,723-0.48%141
Qatar2,710,9513,231,9113,773,2852.11%142
Namibia2,601,8313,245,6594,339,4982.13%143
Botswana2,343,8412,800,4333,421,4041.81%144
Lesotho2,270,6372,607,9573,203,4701.33%145
Gambia2,180,0553,000,6674,562,1523.01%146
Macedonia2,085,5222,076,3501,931,0010.09%147
Slovenia2,081,6372,059,2111,941,8510.06%148
Gabon2,078,9552,593,5143,516,1412.09%149
Latvia1,924,8531,747,1921,517,200-1.01%150
Guinea-Bissau1,919,1322,492,5803,602,7362.47%151
Bahrain1,583,8482,013,1352,327,1084.99%152
Swaziland1,397,6941,666,4352,081,0361.76%153
Trinidad and Tobago1,373,5401,373,6591,295,0690.25%154
Timor-Leste1,331,4391,704,1052,420,7602.14%155
Equatorial Guinea1,325,8531,871,2202,844,7443.64%156
Estonia1,305,9411,253,5901,144,747-0.22%157
Mauritius1,269,0681,286,9341,221,0300.25%158
Cyprus1,191,4391,282,2041,382,8390.81%159
Djibouti975,0801,132,7101,307,6151.51%160
Fiji913,936970,270998,1900.74%161
Reunion885,036956,9701,013,5610.76%162
Comoros837,1491,061,7751,462,7352.26%163
Bhutan819,596913,697994,2031.17%164
Guyana783,355824,982821,9060.56%165
Macau635,055745,908875,5431.58%166
Montenegro629,313624,702587,8990.04%167
Solomon Islands626,294772,5451,032,7771.95%168
Luxembourg592,204674,864795,9161.18%169
Suriname569,619616,728648,3990.87%170
Western Sahara570,999736,683981,5292.68%171
Cape Verde555,124635,072734,1991.27%172
Guadeloupe449,079447,803424,900-0.09%173
Maldives446,331511,766576,4351.82%174
Brunei435,488489,666536,7231.25%175
Malta432,371439,963419,2470.29%176
Bahamas400,321439,896474,8940.99%177
Martinique385,065382,087355,0730.04%178
Belize384,421472,702592,4202.07%179
Iceland338,439365,646390,0710.82%180
French Guiana291,552379,463542,1612.49%181
Barbados286,482290,010280,3100.23%182
French Polynesia286,612306,760325,7131.01%183
Vanuatu283,529353,974474,5932.13%184
New Caledonia280,763321,102377,5091.29%185
Mayotte261,377343,809495,4982.62%186
Sao Tome and Principe209,948268,471379,7492.20%187
Samoa197,977212,095243,3710.64%188
Saint Lucia179,855186,369182,2790.46%189
Guam166,189181,009192,6470.91%190
Curacao161,765172,170181,2890.65%191
Kiribati118,979141,538178,0851.73%192
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines110,294112,106109,4060.28%193
Tonga109,196121,055139,9260.91%194
Grenada108,433112,024109,5810.48%195
Micronesia106,415117,430128,1930.65%196
Aruba105,764109,377106,5950.39%197
United States Virgin Islands105,008101,92388,9120.01%198
Antigua and Barbuda103,332114,608125,2231.02%199
Seychelles95,32998,01096,6430.53%200
Isle of Man84,83190,69297,3780.65%201
Andorra76,95378,15477,187-0.02%202
Dominica74,30877,59376,7250.52%203
Cayman Islands62,34871,05981,4881.28%204
Bermuda61,07059,27353,378-0.45%205
Greenland56,56557,22853,8010.15%206
Saint Kitts and Nevis55,85060,60363,3860.91%207
American Samoa55,67957,14756,7590.07%208
Northern Mariana Islands55,19456,77552,4690.09%209
Marshall Islands53,16755,63465,8680.08%210
Faroe Islands49,48952,06755,0220.40%211
Sint Maarten40,55246,03452,2381.08%212
Monaco38,89741,36245,6850.52%213
Liechtenstein38,15540,91843,0960.61%214
Turks and Caicos Islands35,96341,52847,8621.46%215
Gibraltar34,73335,89737,0530.47%216
San Marino33,55734,68834,7040.47%217
British Virgin Islands31,71935,28737,5771.68%218
Palau21,96424,76027,5801.08%219
Cook Islands17,41117,86117,9450.18%220
Anguilla15,04515,86715,6490.91%221
Wallis and Futuna11,68311,22210,860-0.76%222
Nauru11,31211,45411,337-0.41%223
Tuvalu11,28712,69914,5800.85%224
Saint Pierre and Miquelon6,3426,8797,3790.35%225
Montserrat5,2035,3985,3920.50%226
Falkland Islands2,9222,9252,8390.41%227
Niue1,6241,6741,7860.37%228
Tokelau1,3191,4441,5621.46%229
Vatican City8017978061.14%230

World Population (1950 - 2100)

World Population History

Year Population Annual Growth Rate
20187,632,819,3251.12%
20157,383,008,8201.19%
20106,958,169,1591.24%
20056,542,159,3831.26%
20006,145,006,9891.33%
19955,751,474,4161.53%
19905,330,943,4601.81%
19854,873,781,7961.80%
19804,458,411,5341.79%
19754,079,087,1981.97%
19703,700,577,6502.07%
19653,339,592,6881.94%
19603,033,212,5271.82%
19552,772,242,5351.80%
19502,536,274,7210.00%

World Population Projections

Year Population Annual Growth Rate
20207,795,482,3091.06%
20258,185,613,7570.98%
20308,551,198,6440.88%
20358,892,701,9400.79%
20409,210,337,0040.70%
20459,504,209,5720.63%
20509,771,822,7530.56%
205510,011,171,4220.49%
206010,222,598,4690.42%
206510,409,808,2960.36%
207010,575,846,5510.32%
207510,721,963,7630.27%
208010,848,708,1840.24%
208510,957,565,8040.20%
209011,050,055,1930.17%
209511,126,032,7960.14%
210011,184,367,7210.10%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.