What Are the Most Populous Countries?

Population (Total) (mil), 2017 or latest
Society | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 179 countries in 2050, China ranked the highest in population with 1,394 mil followed by India and USA. On the other end of the scale was Liechtenstein with 0.038 mil, Monaco with 0.039 mil and Cayman Islands with 0.061 mil.

Total population reached 8,342 mil in 2050 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.003 % less than in the previous year and 1.04 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total population reached an all time high of 8,342 mil in 2049 and an all time low of 2,526 mil in 1950. The average annual growth amounted to 1.20 % since 1900.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 16.7 % of population in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 36.1 % share while the ten largest countries some 51.3 % in 2050.

Data for more countries are available at Population (Total) indicator page.