United Nations Nations Unies

Population Division
Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Population trends of the three largest countries and the world, past estimates and medium variant projections, 1950-2050

(Total population, in 1,000)

Year China India United States
of America
World
1950 554,760 357,561 157,813 2,521,495
1951 568,731 364,127 160,016 2,567,070
1952 580,535 371,170 162,515 2,612,938
1953 590,820 378,689 165,235 2,659,418
1954 600,149 386,672 168,106 2,706,794
1955 609,005 395,096 171,074 2,755,321
1956 617,789 403,928 174,094 2,805,222
1957 626,818 413,122 177,132 2,856,688
1958 636,335 422,627 180,165 2,909,878
1959 646,515 432,384 183,178 2,964,920
1960 657,492 442,344 186,158 3,021,908
1961 669,392 452,476 189,091 3,080,904
1962 682,357 462,780 191,954 3,141,938
1963 696,552 473,292 194,714 3,205,002
1964 712,142 484,071 197,336 3,270,058
1965 729,191 495,157 199,796 3,337,037
1966 747,754 506,547 202,077 3,405,871
1967 767,672 518,221 204,194 3,476,436
1968 788,508 530,176 206,195 3,548,516
1969 809,669 542,410 208,150 3,621,840
1970 830,675 554,911 210,111 3,696,148
1971 851,419 567,704 212,099 3,771,454
1972 871,854 580,776 214,108 3,847,607
1973 891,632 594,038 216,131 3,923,999
1974 910,367 607,371 218,153 3,999,866
1975 927,808 620,701 220,165 4,074,710
1976 943,793 633,972 222,168 4,148,243
1977 958,438 647,238 224,177 4,220,730
1978 972,138 660,664 226,207 4,292,917
1979 985,467 674,483 228,279 4,365,874
1980 998,877 688,856 230,406 4,440,402
1981 1,012,407 703,835 232,597 4,516,590
1982 1,026,021 719,350 234,848 4,594,251
1983 1,039,998 735,293 237,151 4,673,540
1984 1,054,656 751,500 239,490 4,754,580
1985 1,070,175 767,842 241,855 4,837,358
1986 1,086,743 784,279 244,237 4,922,052
1987 1,104,204 800,819 246,639 5,008,406
1988 1,121,965 817,431 249,070 5,095,420
1989 1,139,197 834,094 251,547 5,181,756
1990 1,155,305 850,785 254,076 5,266,442
1991 1,170,066 867,469 256,662 5,349,055
1992 1,183,643 884,115 259,289 5,429,807
1993 1,196,305 900,705 261,921 5,509,146
1994 1,208,489 917,227 264,510 5,587,816
1995 1,220,516 933,665 267,020 5,666,360
1996 1,232,456 949,997 269,439 5,744,872
1997 1,244,202 966,192 271,772 5,823,143
1998 1,255,698 982,223 274,028 5,901,054
1999 1,266,838 998,056 276,218 5,978,401
2000 1,277,558 1,013,662 278,357 6,055,049
2001 1,287,856 1,029,033 280,444 6,130,987
2002 1,297,802 1,044,152 282,479 6,206,306
2003 1,307,478 1,058,966 284,471 6,281,079
2004 1,316,995 1,073,415 286,434 6,355,414
2005 1,326,439 1,087,459 288,380 6,429,397
2006 1,335,826 1,101,089 290,310 6,503,035
2007 1,345,148 1,114,327 292,229 6,576,330
2008 1,354,429 1,127,215 294,143 6,649,342
2009 1,363,685 1,139,809 296,061 6,722,141
2010 1,372,920 1,152,164 297,989 6,794,773
2011 1,382,146 1,164,283 299,929 6,867,236
2012 1,391,333 1,176,191 301,880 6,939,491
2013 1,400,398 1,187,983 303,836 7,011,483
2014 1,409,224 1,199,779 305,788 7,083,134
2015 1,417,720 1,211,665 307,727 7,154,366
2016 1,425,851 1,223,677 309,652 7,225,134
2017 1,433,614 1,235,792 311,560 7,295,373
2018 1,440,981 1,247,962 313,446 7,364,952
2019 1,447,936 1,260,108 315,302 7,433,712
2020 1,454,462 1,272,166 317,124 7,501,521
2021 1,460,546 1,284,122 318,907 7,568,297
2022 1,466,178 1,295,975 320,648 7,633,988
2023 1,471,360 1,307,678 322,343 7,698,506
2024 1,476,101 1,319,183 323,986 7,761,767
2025 1,480,412 1,330,449 325,573 7,823,703
2026 1,484,293 1,341,453 327,101 7,884,254
2027 1,487,752 1,352,187 328,569 7,943,380
2028 1,490,821 1,362,644 329,978 8,001,052
2029 1,493,540 1,372,822 331,327 8,057,256
2030 1,495,944 1,382,722 332,619 8,111,980
2031 1,498,037 1,392,335 333,853 8,165,209
2032 1,499,823 1,401,660 335,029 8,216,929
2033 1,501,324 1,410,705 336,150 8,267,126
2034 1,502,563 1,419,487 337,216 8,315,791
2035 1,503,555 1,428,018 338,231 8,362,928
2036 1,504,312 1,436,299 339,195 8,408,532
2037 1,504,823 1,444,332 340,111 8,452,628
2038 1,505,042 1,452,133 340,983 8,495,275
2039 1,504,908 1,459,721 341,815 8,536,557
2040 1,504,373 1,467,111 342,612 8,576,540
2041 1,503,419 1,474,306 343,377 8,615,262
2042 1,502,052 1,481,303 344,113 8,652,739
2043 1,500,291 1,488,090 344,823 8,688,970
2044 1,498,160 1,494,655 345,508 8,723,956
2045 1,495,676 1,500,987 346,173 8,757,706
2046 1,492,845 1,507,075 346,820 8,790,239
2047 1,489,659 1,512,911 347,453 8,821,587
2048 1,486,101 1,518,487 348,077 8,851,800
2049 1,482,140 1,523,802 348,697 8,880,945
2050 1,477,730 1,528,853 349,318 8,909,095

Source: United Nations Population Division, World Population Prospects: The 1998 Revision, Copyright ©, 1999

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