The world urban population reached 4 billion in 2016 and will pass 4.5 billion in 2023 and will pass 5 billion in 2029 or 2030. World population will pass 8.5 billion in 2029 or 2030.
The world population will pass 9 billion in 2037.
The rural population is staying flat at about 3.5 billion and the new population is produced or is moving to the cities.
Mexico and Ethiopia will pass Russia’s population by 2030.
Congo, Philippines and Egypt will pass the population of Japan by 2030.
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