World population

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date16 May 2020

The World population is projected at 7.79 billion or 7,795 million as of July 1, 2020. There are 3.93 billion males and 3.86 billion females living on earth. The Global population is estimated at 7.71 billion or 7,713 million for year 2019. In 2023, the human population will grow to more than 8 billion. By 2037, this number will exceed 9 billion. In 2057, 10 billion milestone is projected.

In 2020, the world’s population growth rate is 1.05%, half the peak level of 2.09 percent in 1968. That annual growth rate is expected to continue declining, reaching 0.5 percent by mid century and moving close to zero by 2100. In period 1965-1972, global population growth rate was above 2% each year.

The annual increase of world population in 2020 is 81 million, that is 2 million less than the population of the 19th ranked Germany. Annual additions are projected to continue declining by around 1 million every year, reaching 48 million by 2050 and 3 million by 2100. The absolute increase of the population per year has peaked in 1988 with almost 93 million.

More than half the world lives in urban areas. The proportion residing in urban areas has increased from 30% in 1950 to 56 percent in 2020 and is expected to continue rising to nearly 68 percent by 2050.

As of 2020, 25.45 percent of global population are younger than 14 years, 9.33% are older than 65, 65.22 % are working age between 15 and 65 years.

World population (1950-2100)
World population growth rate (1951-2100)
Annual change in World population (1951-2100)
World population by age group

World population projections

Year Population Growth
Net Changerate (%)
20207,794,798,73981,330,6391.05
20217,874,965,82580,167,0861.03
20227,953,952,56778,986,7421.00
20238,031,800,42977,847,8620.98
20248,108,605,38876,804,9590.96
20258,184,437,46075,832,0720.94
20268,259,276,73774,839,2770.91
20278,333,078,31673,801,5790.89
20288,405,863,29572,784,9790.87
20298,477,660,69371,797,3980.85
20308,548,487,40070,826,7070.84
20318,618,349,48969,862,0890.82
20328,687,227,85068,878,3610.80
20338,755,083,43167,855,5810.78
20348,821,862,66166,779,2300.76
20358,887,524,21365,661,5520.74
20368,952,048,94064,524,7270.73
20379,015,437,65363,388,7130.71
20389,077,693,67662,256,0230.69
20399,138,828,46861,134,7920.67
20409,198,847,24060,018,7720.66
20419,257,745,53558,898,2950.64
20429,315,508,05057,762,5150.62
20439,372,118,18656,610,1360.61
20449,427,555,36755,437,1810.59
20459,481,803,27454,247,9070.58
20469,534,854,82853,051,5540.56
20479,586,707,98651,853,1580.54
20489,637,357,63750,649,6510.53
20499,686,800,35749,442,7200.51
20509,735,033,99048,233,6330.50
20519,782,061,55147,027,5610.48
20529,827,884,64045,823,0890.47
20539,872,499,76544,615,1250.45
20549,915,902,21843,402,4530.44
20559,958,094,07442,191,8560.43
20569,999,078,31640,984,2420.41
205710,038,871,46039,793,1440.40
205810,077,505,22038,633,7600.38
205910,115,019,65037,514,4300.37
206010,151,448,76036,429,1100.36
206110,186,811,59035,362,8300.35
206210,221,118,37034,306,7800.34
206310,254,382,51033,264,1400.33
206410,286,615,75032,233,2400.31
206510,317,830,21031,214,4600.30
206610,348,042,08030,211,8700.29
206710,377,267,71029,225,6300.28
206810,405,519,68028,251,9700.27
206910,432,810,41027,290,7300.26
207010,459,152,51026,342,1000.25
207110,484,559,38025,406,8700.24
207210,509,046,18024,486,8000.23
207310,532,629,59023,583,4100.22
207410,555,327,28022,697,6900.22
207510,577,155,89021,828,6100.21
207610,598,131,96020,976,0700.20
207710,618,268,33020,136,3700.19
207810,637,573,90019,305,5700.18
207910,656,054,44018,480,5400.17
208010,673,719,47017,665,0300.17
208110,690,576,97016,857,5000.16
208210,706,644,43016,067,4600.15
208310,721,951,21015,306,7800.14
208410,736,532,84014,581,6300.14
208510,750,416,74013,883,9000.13
208610,763,615,21013,198,4700.12
208710,776,129,37012,514,1600.12
208810,787,962,32011,832,9500.11
208910,799,112,05011,149,7300.10
209010,809,575,80010,463,7500.10
209110,819,350,4809,774,6800.09
209210,828,432,7109,082,2300.08
209310,836,817,1808,384,4700.08
209410,844,496,7307,679,5500.07
209510,851,460,6006,963,8700.06
209610,857,694,2506,233,6500.06
209710,863,179,4405,485,1900.05
209810,867,893,8504,714,4100.04
209910,871,811,4803,917,6300.04
210010,874,902,3203,090,8400.03

World population estimates

Year Population Growth
Net Changerate (%)
19502,536,431,149--
19512,584,034,26147,603,1121.88
19522,630,861,56246,827,3011.81
19532,677,608,96046,747,3981.78
19542,724,846,74147,237,7811.76
19552,773,019,93648,173,1951.77
19562,822,443,28249,423,3461.78
19572,873,306,09050,862,8081.80
19582,925,686,70552,380,6151.82
19592,979,576,18553,889,4801.84
19603,034,949,74855,373,5631.86
19613,091,843,50756,893,7591.87
19623,150,420,79558,577,2881.89
19633,211,001,00960,580,2141.92
19643,273,978,33862,977,3291.96
19653,339,583,59765,605,2592.00
19663,407,922,63068,339,0332.05
19673,478,769,96270,847,3322.08
19683,551,599,12772,829,1652.09
19693,625,680,62774,081,5002.09
19703,700,437,04674,756,4192.06
19713,775,759,61775,322,5712.04
19723,851,650,24575,890,6282.01
19733,927,780,23876,129,9931.98
19744,003,794,17276,013,9341.94
19754,079,480,60675,686,4341.89
19764,154,666,86475,186,2581.84
19774,229,506,06074,839,1961.80
19784,304,533,50175,027,4411.77
19794,380,506,10075,972,5991.76
19804,458,003,51477,497,4141.77
19814,536,996,76278,993,2481.77
19824,617,386,54280,389,7801.77
19834,699,569,30482,182,7621.78
19844,784,011,62184,442,3171.80
19854,870,921,74086,910,1191.82
19864,960,567,91289,646,1721.84
19875,052,522,14791,954,2351.85
19885,145,426,00892,903,8611.84
19895,237,441,55892,015,5501.79
19905,327,231,06189,789,5031.71
19915,414,289,44487,058,3831.63
19925,498,919,80984,630,3651.56
19935,581,597,54682,677,7371.50
19945,663,150,42781,552,8811.46
19955,744,212,97981,062,5521.43
19965,824,891,95180,678,9721.40
19975,905,045,78880,153,8371.38
19985,984,793,94279,748,1541.35
19996,064,239,05579,445,1131.33
20006,143,493,82379,254,7681.31
20016,222,626,60679,132,7831.29
20026,301,773,18879,146,5821.27
20036,381,185,11479,411,9261.26
20046,461,159,38979,974,2751.25
20056,541,907,02780,747,6381.25
20066,623,517,83381,610,8061.25
20076,705,946,61082,428,7771.24
20086,789,088,68683,142,0761.24
20096,872,767,09383,678,4071.23
20106,956,823,60384,056,5101.22
20117,041,194,30184,370,6981.21
20127,125,828,05984,633,7581.20
20137,210,581,97684,753,9171.19
20147,295,290,76584,708,7891.17
20157,379,797,13984,506,3741.16
20167,464,022,04984,224,9101.14
20177,547,858,92583,836,8761.12
20187,631,091,04083,232,1151.10
20197,713,468,10082,377,0601.08

World population in 5 year Age Group in 2020

Age group Male Female Total
PersonsShare (%)
00-04 349,432,556 328,509,234 677,941,790 8.70
05-09 342,927,577 321,511,867 664,439,444 8.52
10-14 331,497,486 309,769,906 641,267,392 8.23
15-19 316,642,222 295,553,758 612,195,980 7.85
20-24 308,286,775 289,100,903 597,387,678 7.66
25-29 306,059,387 288,632,766 594,692,153 7.63
30-34 309,236,984 296,293,748 605,530,732 7.77
35-39 276,447,037 268,371,754 544,818,791 6.99
40-44 249,389,688 244,399,176 493,788,864 6.33
45-49 241,232,877 238,133,282 479,366,159 6.15
50-54 222,609,691 223,162,982 445,772,673 5.72
55-59 192,215,395 195,633,743 387,849,138 4.98
60-64 157,180,267 164,961,323 322,141,590 4.13
65-69 128,939,392 140,704,320 269,643,712 3.46
70-74 87,185,982 101,491,347 188,677,329 2.42
75-79 54,754,941 69,026,831 123,781,772 1.59
80-84 33,648,953 48,281,201 81,930,154 1.05
85-89 15,756,942 26,429,329 42,186,271 0.54
90-94 5,327,866 11,352,182 16,680,048 0.21
95-99 1,077,791 3,055,845 4,133,636 0.05
100+ 124,144 449,279 573,423 0.01
Total 7,794,798,739 3,929,973,953 3,864,824,776

World population in urban areas

Year Urban (%) Rural (%)
195029.6170.39
195531.6468.36
196033.7566.25
196535.5964.41
197036.5963.41
197537.7262.28
198039.3560.65
198541.2058.80
199042.9657.04
199544.7855.22
200046.6853.32
200549.1650.84
201051.6648.34
201553.9346.07
202056.1743.83
202558.3341.67
203060.4339.57
203562.4837.52
204064.4735.53
204566.4233.58
205068.3631.64