World population is expected to reach 8 billion people in 2023 according to the United Nations. The current world population is 7.6 billion as of March 2018 based on extrapolation from the 2017 United Nations estimates.
Sixty percent of the world’s people live in Asia (4.5 billion), 17 percent in Africa (1.3 billion), 10 percent in Europe (742 million), 9 percent in Latin America and the Caribbean (646 million), and the remaining 6 percent in Northern America (361 million) and Oceania (41 million). China (1.4 billion) and India (1.3 billion) remain the two most populous countries of the world, comprising 19 and 18 percent of the global total, respectively.
There are about 136 million births per year and 57 million deaths per year.
There are 11.4 million births per month and 4.6 million deaths per month.
There is a 95% chance that the world population will be
Year World Population Range
2030 8.4 to 8.7 billion
2050 9.4 to 10.2 billion
2100 9.6 to 13.2 billion
From 2017 to 2050, it is expected that half of the world’s population growth will be concentrated in just nine countries: India, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, Ethiopia, the United Republic of Tanzania, the United States of America, Uganda and Indonesia (ordered by their expected contribution to total growth).
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