Present, Past and Future Population
The world’s population has nearly tripled Since 1950, and it is still on the rise. The total world population is estimated to be 7,794,476,761.
According to a global population forecast by the United Nations, the population will continue to grow and, as per estimation, to grow approximately 16 billion by 2100. The top three most populous countries are currently: China, India, and the United States of America.
At this moment, the most populous country is China, having a population crossing 1.4 billion people. Two countries in the world crossed the 1 billion mark of people; China and India.
India’s population is over 1.355 Billion as per the 2018 census and this growth pattern will continue till the year 2050 as per estimation.
By 2030, India’s country is expected to become the most populous country in the world. The reason is that India’s population will grow, while China is projected to lose its population.
The next ten countries that are the most populous in the world each have populations exceeding 100 million. These include Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia, Mexico, Japan, Ethiopia, and the Philippines. The Vatican City has the lowest population of only 801 people living there.
The population is set to cross 8 billion by 2030 and will exceed 8 billion by 2040; this number will grow to more than 9 billion. By 2055, the amount will rise to over 10 billion, and by the end of this century, it will increase another billion people.
According to the United Nations, the current growth in annual population estimates are in the millions – every year, as per the estimated 80 million new lives.
This population growth significantly impacted nine specific countries situated to contribute to the population grown more quickly than other nations. Those countries are Ethiopia, Indonesia, Congo, India, Pakistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, and the USA.
Interestingly statistics show that India will become the most populated country by 2030, beating China by 2030. Additionally, multiple nations within Africa expect to have a sharp rise in their population, which may be doubled.
Life expectancy has improved globally in recent years; on average; it is over 70 years of age. The projected global life expectancy is expected to recover but after nearly 77 years of age by the year 2050.
Although the numbers given above are estimations, calculated on the light of past and present data, it is essential to understand that all these figures are estimations. It is not possible to have accurate data on the number of human beings on the planet earth.
History shows several pandemics hit the world badly, such as Spanish flu, smallpox, and tuberculosis. The fatal pandemic in recorded history was the Black Death (also known as The Plague), which killed an estimated 75–200 million people in the 14th century. Other notable pandemics include the 1918 influenza pandemic (Spanish flu). Current epidemics include COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS.
World Populous Countries in Year 2020
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Most Populous Countries in Year 1950
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World Population in Year 2050
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