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THE WORLD POPULATION AND THE TOP TEN
COUNTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST POPULATION

The ten countries with the largest population in the world today
are China, India, United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan,
Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia and Japan.


TOP TEN COUNTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST POPULATION

#

Country

2000
Population

2010
Population

2016
Population

2050
Expected Pop.

1

China

1,268,853,362

1,330,141,295

1,378,561,591

1,303,723,332

2

India

1,004,124,224

1,173,108,018

1,266,883,598

1,656,553,632

3

United States

282,338,631

310,232,863

323,995,528

439,010,253

4

Indonesia

213,829,469

242,968,342

258,316,051

313,020,847

5

Brazil

176,319,621

201,103,330

206,050,242

260,692,493

6

Pakistan

146,404,914

184,404,791

192,758,348

276,428,758

7

Nigeria

123,178,818

152,217,341

186,879,760

264,262,405

8

Bangladesh

130,406,594

156,118,464

162,855,651

233,587,279

9

Russia

146,709,971

139,390,205

146,358,055

109,187,353

10

Japan

126,729,223

126,804,433

126,464,583

93,673,826

TOP TEN Countries

3,618,894,827

4,016,489,082

4,249,123,407

4,950,140,178

Rest of the World

2,466,012,769

2,829,120,878

3,091,036,085

4,306,202,522

TOTAL World Population

6,084,907,596

6,845,609,960

7,340,159,492

9,256,342,700

NOTES: (1) The Top 10 Most Populated Countries of the World Table was updated for June 21, 2016. (2) Detailed data for individual countries may be found clicking on each country name. (3) Demographic (population) estimates for years 2016, 2010, 2000 and 2050 are based mainly on mid-year data from the US Census Bureau website, United Nations data, and verified with local census agencies, when available. (4) The China population data is for the mainland only. (5) Data from the Internet World Stats website may be cited, always giving the due credit and establishing an active link back to Internet World Stats. (6) For definitions, navigation help and methodology, see the Site Surfing Guide. Copyright © 2016, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide.


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For additional World Population Data, visit the following sites:

  • World o Meters
    The Earth population figures, in a very dynamic,
    presentation, also features other moving statistics.

  • USA Live Stats Meters
    The United States population figures, births and deaths this year,
    immigrants and population growth this year, the economy, the
    Internet and other USA moving statistics.

  • World Population Clock
    Current information about the total World population and
    the United States population, from the US Census Bureau.

  • List of Countries by Population
    Wikipedia world population figures, ordered by size
    of the population, and with corresponding sources.

  • Wikipedia on World Population
    Population figures, rates of increase. Forecasts
    of population by continents and countries.

  • Population Reference Bureau
    The Population Reference Bureau provides timely
    and objective information on U.S. and international
    population trends and their implications.

  • Geo Hive
    Population projections, administrative divisions of
    countries and more world statistics.

  • U.S. Census Bureau
    The International Data Base (IDB), part of the
    Population Division of the U.S. Bureau of the Census,
    features demographic and socioeconomic studies
    around the world.

  • City Population
    Population statistics for all the world countries, and major
    cities, including administrative divisions of each country.

  • Population City
    Historical and statistical overview for population of world
    cities and countries.

  • World Country List
    Alphabetical list of world countries, including population
    figures, Internet users, land size and other useful data.

World Population Reports and Trends:

WORLD POPULATION PROSPECTS
The United Nations Population Division has published a
22 page document estimating and projecting levels of
population and trends for all the countries of the world,
as of 2015. Recommended research reading.

THE WORLD'S CITIES IN 2016
This 29 page pdf booklet shows current and future
trajectories of populations in cities around the globe.

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