Population - Statistics & Facts
Statistics and facts on Population
The world’s population is continuously rising and has nearly tripled since 1950. In 2010, the total world population was 6.9 billion people. Mainly due to the rapid growth of developing countries, the human population will continue to grow in the coming decades and is expected to exceed 10 billion by 2090 according to a global population forecast by the United Nations.
The three most populous countries are currently: China, India and the United States of America. While China and India both top the one billion mark, the population of the United States comprises 312 million people. The U.S. population grew 0.86 percent in 2009. A growth rate that is lower than the world average but higher than that of most other developed countries. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts further growth in the coming decades and expects the population of the USA to reach 439 million people in 2050.
California, Texas and New York currently top the population ranking of U.S. states. The least populous states are Vermont, Wyoming and, though technically not a state, the District of Columbia. More than 80 percent of the American population lives in urban areas, compared to just 50 percent of the world population. The most populous metro areas of the United States are New York, Los Angeles and Chicago followed by Dallas, Philadelphia and Houston.
|Total population of the U.S.||320.29m||Details →|
|Projected U.S. population by 2060||420.27m||Details →|
|Population of California||38.33m||Details →|
|Population of Wyoming||0.58m||Details →|
|World population||6.9bn||Details →|
|Forecasted world population by 2100||10.85bn||Details →|
|Syria has the highest population decline rate worldwide||9.73%||Details →|
|Lebanon has the highest population growth rate||9.37%||Details →|
- Total population of the United States 2014Total population of the United States 2014
Total population in the United States from 2004 to 2014 (in millions)
- World population - forecast about the developmentWorld population - forecast about the development
Forecast about the development of the world population from 2010 to 2100 (in billions)
- United States' population projection for 2015-2060United States' population projection for 2015-2060
Population projections for the United States from 2015 to 2060 (in millions)
- Development of the world population until 2030Development of the world population until 2030
Development of the world population from 1950 to 2030 (in billions)
- Population in the federal states of the U.S. as of 2013Population in the federal states of the U.S. as of 2013
Resident population of the U.S. in 2013, by federal states (including the District of Columbia) (in millions)