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2019 World Population by Country

As of February 2019, the total population of the world exceeds 7.71 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, and its growth is expected to continue through at least 2050. By the year 2030, the country of India is expected to become the most populous country in the world. This is because India’s population will grow, while China is projected to 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 except Russia and Japan, which will see their populations drop by 2030 before falling again significantly by 2050.

Many other nations 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 only 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 pace. By 2030, 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. The current annual population growth estimates from the United Nations are in the millions - estimating that over 80 million new lives are added each year.

This growth will be significantly impacted by nine specific countries which are situated to contribute to the population growth more quickly than other nations. These nations include the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the United States of America. Particularly of interest, India is on track to overtake China's position as the most populous country by the year 2030. Additionally, multiple nations within Africa are expected to double their populations before fertility rates begin to slow entirely.

Global life expectancy has also improved in recent years, increasing the overall population life expectancy at birth to just over 70 years of age. The projected global life expectancy is only expected to continue to improve - reaching nearly 77 years of age by the year 2050. Significant factors impacting the data on life expectancy include the projections of the ability to reduce AIDS/HIV impact, as well as reducing the rates of infectious and non-communicable diseases.

Population aging has a massive impact on the ability of the population to maintain what is called a support ratio. One key finding from 2017 is that the majority of the world is going to face considerable growth in the 60 plus age bracket. This will put enormous strain on the younger age groups as the elderly population is becoming so vast without the number of births to maintain a healthy support ratio.

2019 World Population: 7,714,576,923
Flag Country 2019 Population (Live) 2030 Population 2050 Population Growth Rate World % Rank
China1,419,421,9921,441,181,8131,364,456,7230.35%18.41%1
India1,366,858,0651,512,985,2071,658,978,1621.08%17.74%2
United States328,795,507354,711,670389,591,6630.71%4.27%3
Indonesia269,182,544295,595,234321,550,6861.03%3.49%4
Brazil212,196,601225,472,214232,688,0440.72%2.75%5
Pakistan204,110,946244,248,371306,940,4431.88%2.65%6
Nigeria200,306,694264,067,527410,637,8682.60%2.60%7
Bangladesh167,845,748185,584,811201,926,8161.02%2.18%8
Russia143,903,726140,543,418132,730,511-0.05%1.87%9
Mexico132,126,469147,540,127164,279,3021.20%1.72%10
Japan126,896,421121,580,505108,794,446-0.26%1.64%11
Ethiopia109,801,618139,620,178190,869,6322.42%1.43%12
Philippines107,900,938125,372,282151,293,4351.50%1.40%13
Egypt100,936,216119,745,677153,433,4921.80%1.31%14
Vietnam97,307,840106,283,637114,629,8520.97%1.26%15
DR Congo86,377,910120,442,943197,404,2023.24%1.12%16
Turkey82,835,46288,416,60995,626,8791.28%1.08%17
Iran82,717,54088,863,30893,553,4540.99%1.07%18
Germany82,421,95982,186,73679,238,4860.18%1.07%19
Thailand69,289,29269,626,21265,372,3450.18%0.90%20
United Kingdom66,910,19970,578,61475,381,1370.58%0.87%21
France65,448,94867,894,27170,608,9980.38%0.85%22
Tanzania60,679,47883,702,053138,081,6213.08%0.79%23
Italy59,226,81558,109,91855,093,194-0.13%0.77%24
South Africa57,978,69264,465,55372,754,5831.16%0.75%25
Myanmar54,275,38658,915,86962,358,9250.89%0.70%26
Kenya52,052,17666,959,99395,467,1372.48%0.68%27
South Korea51,316,73252,701,81750,456,8320.34%0.67%28
Colombia49,800,39053,134,12754,732,7550.78%0.65%29
Spain46,440,53246,115,12544,394,5580.09%0.60%30
Uganda45,526,23663,842,360105,698,2013.26%0.59%31
Argentina45,048,54749,323,30655,228,9020.92%0.58%32
Ukraine43,823,22341,200,37436,415,702-0.49%0.57%33
Algeria42,592,42548,821,96357,436,7031.60%0.55%34
Sudan42,385,26154,842,47880,385,6072.42%0.55%35
Iraq40,272,09653,297,66681,490,3592.73%0.52%36
Poland38,037,81636,615,50032,390,037-0.20%0.49%37
Canada37,237,71240,617,53544,948,6020.88%0.48%38
Afghanistan37,097,84046,699,54561,928,1182.30%0.48%39
Morocco36,578,02240,873,59245,659,8861.23%0.47%40
Saudi Arabia34,062,52639,480,34945,056,3491.75%0.44%41
Peru32,884,64236,806,78441,620,3071.17%0.43%42
Uzbekistan32,751,03336,712,26740,950,3661.37%0.43%43
Venezuela32,728,74836,749,90441,584,9881.23%0.42%44
Malaysia32,399,57636,814,96841,729,2171.29%0.42%45
Angola31,656,47844,712,28276,046,0533.29%0.41%46
Mozambique31,295,58942,438,70367,774,9432.88%0.41%47
Ghana30,015,45137,294,01951,269,9432.15%0.39%48
Nepal29,901,00033,167,61236,106,5781.07%0.39%49
Yemen29,494,42636,815,28648,304,0402.30%0.38%50
Madagascar26,878,86735,591,94353,802,5742.69%0.35%51
North Korea25,712,51426,743,89526,808,6800.46%0.33%52
Ivory Coast25,450,45733,337,30651,375,1782.51%0.33%53
Cameroon25,231,28632,979,64449,817,3902.57%0.33%54
Australia25,048,22928,234,74233,186,8181.28%0.33%55
Taiwan23,750,21324,150,70822,770,5370.27%0.31%56
Niger23,064,96134,993,54068,453,7273.88%0.30%57
Sri Lanka21,009,88521,474,70120,792,3520.33%0.27%58
Burkina Faso20,248,16927,382,48843,207,0532.89%0.26%59
Malawi19,647,56126,578,24741,705,0022.89%0.26%60
Mali19,614,76327,057,11244,020,1713.04%0.26%61
Romania19,495,81118,464,23716,397,352-0.50%0.25%62
Kazakhstan18,567,50420,301,32222,959,4321.03%0.24%63
Syria18,472,21226,608,48934,021,0511.17%0.24%64
Chile18,318,79919,637,32120,718,1310.77%0.24%65
Zambia18,069,28824,859,37641,000,8223.00%0.24%66
Guatemala17,535,13321,202,72626,968,2871.93%0.23%67
Zimbabwe17,248,63121,526,86129,658,7502.27%0.22%68
Netherlands17,126,75317,594,08617,517,5750.28%0.22%69
Ecuador17,070,04519,554,85622,968,4511.41%0.22%70
Senegal16,685,87922,123,23034,030,6202.76%0.22%71
Cambodia16,452,34118,797,87822,019,0281.46%0.21%72
Chad15,754,67421,459,96333,635,7953.00%0.20%73
Somalia15,577,81621,535,01935,851,7922.99%0.20%74
Guinea13,354,43717,631,38026,852,3362.65%0.17%75
South Sudan13,218,45417,254,36725,366,2212.66%0.17%76
Rwanda12,756,91816,024,25221,886,0772.35%0.17%77
Benin11,761,04715,628,43723,929,8462.75%0.15%78
Tunisia11,767,47512,841,61513,883,9961.06%0.15%79
Burundi11,530,52915,798,84925,762,0443.21%0.15%80
Belgium11,554,93712,001,59412,488,2330.56%0.15%81
Cuba11,491,24711,496,00010,823,1420.03%0.15%82
Bolivia11,358,76513,158,07215,903,4601.46%0.15%83
Haiti11,226,12912,543,96414,041,1351.17%0.15%84
Greece11,127,79810,783,6259,981,568-0.16%0.14%85
Dominican Republic10,982,11512,098,32013,264,7411.05%0.14%86
Czech Republic10,630,07210,528,19610,054,3020.05%0.14%87
Portugal10,259,6469,877,0568,994,594-0.35%0.13%88
Jordan10,046,16111,122,06314,187,7341.68%0.13%89
Sweden10,044,16110,712,04111,626,3010.71%0.13%90
Azerbaijan10,002,87610,680,20211,039,1980.91%0.13%91
United Arab Emirates9,665,26711,054,57913,163,5481.47%0.13%92
Hungary9,659,6379,235,4598,278,700-0.35%0.13%93
Honduras9,549,28311,147,35113,248,6551.61%0.12%94
Belarus9,435,8949,163,1188,570,898-0.19%0.12%95
Tajikistan9,268,36711,194,41114,521,2912.03%0.12%96
Austria8,763,5708,945,8828,877,8570.16%0.11%97
Serbia8,737,2608,355,4457,447,023-0.33%0.11%98
Switzerland8,599,6149,203,9089,879,9010.75%0.11%99
Papua New Guinea8,564,91210,486,89113,871,4032.00%0.11%100
Israel8,567,2839,983,64512,577,2971.55%0.11%101
Togo8,161,15310,507,24115,298,1542.45%0.11%102
Sierra Leone7,862,1689,719,53112,971,6262.12%0.10%103
Hong Kong7,483,3997,987,2498,253,1410.83%0.10%104
Laos7,051,5568,048,6989,162,8921.48%0.09%105
Bulgaria6,994,8476,430,8475,423,867-0.68%0.09%106
Paraguay6,971,0807,844,9048,897,1821.23%0.09%107
Libya6,559,1517,342,3468,123,6691.53%0.09%108
El Salvador6,441,1296,785,5836,997,4100.53%0.08%109
Nicaragua6,342,6537,046,2937,875,7421.06%0.08%110
Kyrgyzstan6,207,7156,997,2848,112,6531.40%0.08%111
Lebanon6,064,6065,368,5985,411,830-0.45%0.08%112
Turkmenistan5,930,9566,767,4187,887,6171.56%0.08%113
Singapore5,858,7076,342,4706,574,7591.32%0.08%114
Denmark5,772,4056,024,5166,314,4020.36%0.07%115
Finland5,558,9465,739,0955,866,3500.34%0.07%116
Republic of the Congo5,524,0147,318,88711,509,6512.64%0.07%117
Slovakia5,450,7995,387,4584,964,5420.02%0.07%118
Norway5,394,4325,959,2156,801,5150.89%0.07%119
Eritrea5,294,4366,717,6879,606,6642.35%0.07%120
Palestine5,169,6406,739,0739,704,2052.65%0.07%121
Oman4,980,1685,897,4736,756,5703.56%0.06%122
Costa Rica4,993,4645,417,3795,774,0700.93%0.06%123
Liberia4,961,8396,495,3779,804,0312.56%0.06%124
Ireland4,842,3475,219,9515,801,3990.90%0.06%125
Central African Republic4,815,0456,123,6158,850,7801.86%0.06%126
New Zealand4,786,8655,213,1035,711,4840.90%0.06%127
Mauritania4,645,5036,076,6688,965,0002.67%0.06%128
Kuwait4,239,9064,873,6745,643,5321.24%0.06%129
Panama4,218,0224,884,3115,827,1061.53%0.05%130
Croatia4,143,2493,895,7843,460,901-0.59%0.05%131
Moldova4,031,1133,843,9413,293,157-0.28%0.05%132
Georgia3,905,6613,748,3503,393,665-0.07%0.05%133
Puerto Rico3,655,5893,592,7483,281,904-0.11%0.05%134
Bosnia and Herzegovina3,502,7613,404,7813,058,143-0.05%0.05%135
Uruguay3,480,5593,594,2993,662,4370.36%0.05%136
Mongolia3,160,4653,560,9594,075,3821.42%0.04%137
Albania2,938,0522,933,4192,663,5910.14%0.04%138
Armenia2,936,2832,907,4632,700,1840.09%0.04%139
Jamaica2,905,3992,932,6292,703,5910.26%0.04%140
Lithuania2,866,3852,717,7312,406,723-0.42%0.04%141
Qatar2,736,2893,231,9113,773,2851.82%0.04%142
Namibia2,634,9953,245,6594,339,4982.09%0.03%143
Botswana2,369,3742,800,4333,421,4041.78%0.03%144
Lesotho2,288,8762,607,9573,203,4701.31%0.03%145
Gambia2,219,8063,000,6674,562,1522.97%0.03%146
Gabon2,103,4142,593,5143,516,1412.01%0.03%147
Macedonia2,086,5792,076,3501,931,0010.08%0.03%148
Slovenia2,081,8062,059,2111,941,8510.03%0.03%149
Guinea-Bissau1,947,7562,492,5803,602,7362.44%0.03%150
Latvia1,913,5981,747,1921,517,200-0.98%0.02%151
Bahrain1,630,3782,013,1352,327,1084.52%0.02%152
Swaziland1,412,3131,666,4352,081,0361.73%0.02%153
Trinidad and Tobago1,375,0201,373,6591,295,0690.21%0.02%154
Equatorial Guinea1,354,1841,871,2202,844,7443.52%0.02%155
Timor-Leste1,348,6481,704,1052,420,7602.13%0.02%156
Estonia1,304,2211,253,5901,144,747-0.23%0.02%157
Mauritius1,270,9921,286,9341,221,0300.24%0.02%158
Cyprus1,197,2521,282,2041,382,8390.79%0.02%159
Djibouti983,8581,132,7101,307,6151.47%0.01%160
Fiji917,911970,270998,1900.71%0.01%161
Reunion889,072956,9701,013,5610.76%0.01%162
Comoros848,5141,061,7751,462,7352.23%0.01%163
Bhutan825,054913,697994,2031.12%0.01%164
Guyana785,944824,982821,9060.55%0.01%165
Macau640,774745,908875,5431.53%0.01%166
Solomon Islands633,750772,5451,032,7771.92%0.01%167
Montenegro629,308624,702587,8990.02%0.01%168
Luxembourg596,005674,864795,9161.13%0.01%169
Western Sahara580,693736,683981,5292.65%0.01%170
Suriname572,474616,728648,3990.84%0.01%171
Cape Verde559,456635,072734,1991.27%0.01%172
Maldives450,751511,766576,4351.68%0.01%173
Guadeloupe448,845447,803424,900-0.08%0.01%174
Brunei438,678489,666536,7231.21%0.01%175
Malta433,104439,963419,2470.27%0.01%176
Bahamas402,578439,896474,8940.95%0.01%177
Belize389,244472,702592,4202.04%0.01%178
Martinique385,320382,087355,0730.07%0.00%179
Iceland340,237365,646390,0710.82%0.00%180
French Guiana295,907379,463542,1612.44%0.00%181
French Polynesia288,177306,760325,7130.93%0.00%182
Vanuatu287,265353,974474,5932.09%0.00%183
Barbados286,963290,010280,3100.22%0.00%184
New Caledonia282,906321,102377,5091.27%0.00%185
Mayotte265,534343,809495,4982.58%0.00%186
Sao Tome and Principe212,815268,471379,7492.18%0.00%187
Samoa198,768212,095243,3710.61%0.00%188
Saint Lucia180,360186,369182,2790.44%0.00%189
Guam167,010181,009192,6470.92%0.00%190
Curacao162,453172,170181,2890.60%0.00%191
Kiribati120,146141,538178,0851.70%0.00%192
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines110,488112,106109,4060.26%0.00%193
Tonga109,947121,055139,9260.95%0.00%194
Grenada108,778112,024109,5810.45%0.00%195
Micronesia106,889117,430128,1930.71%0.00%196
Aruba106,006109,377106,5950.36%0.00%197
United States Virgin Islands104,909101,92388,912-0.00%0.00%198
Antigua and Barbuda103,943114,608125,2231.00%0.00%199
Seychelles95,65598,01096,6430.49%0.00%200
Isle of Man85,36990,69297,3780.63%0.00%201
Andorra77,07278,15477,1870.15%0.00%202
Dominica74,67977,59376,7250.50%0.00%203
Cayman Islands63,12971,05981,4881.25%0.00%204
Bermuda60,83359,27353,378-0.39%0.00%205
Greenland56,67357,22853,8010.19%0.00%206
Saint Kitts and Nevis56,34560,60363,3860.89%0.00%207
American Samoa55,72757,14756,7590.09%0.00%208
Northern Mariana Islands55,24656,77552,4690.09%0.00%209
Marshall Islands53,21155,63465,8680.08%0.00%210
Faroe Islands49,69252,06755,0220.41%0.00%211
Sint Maarten40,93946,03452,2380.95%0.00%212
Monaco39,10241,36245,6850.53%0.00%213
Liechtenstein38,40440,91843,0960.65%0.00%214
Turks and Caicos Islands36,46141,52847,8621.38%0.00%215
Gibraltar34,87935,89737,0530.42%0.00%216
San Marino33,68334,68834,7040.38%0.00%217
British Virgin Islands32,20635,28737,5771.54%0.00%218
Palau22,20624,76027,5801.10%0.00%219
Cook Islands17,46217,86117,9450.29%0.00%220
Anguilla15,17415,86715,6490.86%0.00%221
Wallis and Futuna11,61711,22210,860-0.56%0.00%222
Tuvalu11,39312,69914,5800.94%0.00%223
Nauru11,26011,45411,337-0.46%0.00%224
Saint Pierre and Miquelon6,3756,8797,3790.52%0.00%225
Montserrat5,2205,3985,3920.33%0.00%226
Falkland Islands2,9212,9252,839-0.03%0.00%227
Niue1,6281,6741,7860.25%0.00%228
Tokelau1,3401,4441,5621.59%0.00%229
Vatican City799797806-0.25%0.00%230

World Population (1950 - 2100)

Year Population Annual Growth Rate
20197,714,576,9231.10%
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%
19502,536,274,721
Year Population Annual Growth Rate
20207,795,482,3091.05%
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%
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.