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People > Population in 2015: Countries Compared

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham, Staff Editor

It does seem a little unrealistic to expect India’s population, which was estimated at about 1.05 billion in 2003, to grow by 850 million, or 80 percent, in 12 years. To reach 1.9 billion people by 2050 seems more likely, as it would require an average yearly growth of 18 million people, which is more in line with India’s current population growth rate.

At any rate, given that it already had a population of nearly 1.3 billion in July 2003, China will still be first or second in population in 2015 or 2050, even though its annual growth rate is less than half of India’s at 0.6 percent.

DEFINITION: (Thousands) Medium-variant projections.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 China 1.39 million thousand 2015
2 India 1.26 million thousand 2015
3 United States 325,723 thousand 2015
4 Indonesia 246,813 thousand 2015
5 Brazil 209,401 thousand 2015
6 Pakistan 193,419 thousand 2015
7 Bangladesh 168,158 thousand 2015
8 Nigeria 160,931 thousand 2015
9 Russia 136,696 thousand 2015
10 Japan 127,993 thousand 2015
11 Mexico 119,146 thousand 2015
12 Ethiopia 97,155 thousand 2015
13 Philippines 96,840 thousand 2015
14 Vietnam 95,029 thousand 2015
15 Egypt 88,175 thousand 2015
16 Turkey 82,640 thousand 2015
17 Germany 82,513 thousand 2015
18 Iran 79,917 thousand 2015
19 Democratic Republic of the Congo 78,016 thousand 2015
20 Thailand 69,064 thousand 2015
21 France 62,339 thousand 2015
22 United Kingdom 61,417 thousand 2015
23 Italy 57,818 thousand 2015
24 Burma 54,970 thousand 2015
25 Colombia 52,086 thousand 2015
26 South Korea 49,092 thousand 2015
27 South Africa 47,902 thousand 2015
28 Tanzania 45,598 thousand 2015
29 Spain 44,372 thousand 2015
30 Kenya 44,194 thousand 2015
31 Sudan 44,035 thousand 2015
32 Argentina 42,676 thousand 2015
33 Uganda 41,918 thousand 2015
34 Ukraine 41,849 thousand 2015
35 Afghanistan 41,401 thousand 2015
36 Poland 38,110 thousand 2015
37 Algeria 38,085 thousand 2015
38 Iraq 36,473 thousand 2015
39 Morocco 36,152 thousand 2015
40 Canada 35,051 thousand 2015
41 Nepal 32,747 thousand 2015
42 Peru 32,172 thousand 2015
43 Venezuela 31,330 thousand 2015
44 Saudi Arabia 30,828 thousand 2015
45 Uzbekistan 30,651 thousand 2015
46 Malaysia 29,558 thousand 2015
47 Yemen 28,480 thousand 2015
48 Ghana 26,562 thousand 2015
49 Madagascar 23,813 thousand 2015
50 Syria 23,802 thousand 2015
51 Mozambique 23,513 thousand 2015
52 North Korea 23,299 thousand 2015
53 Sri Lanka 22,293 thousand 2015
54 Australia 22,250 thousand 2015
55 Cote d'Ivoire 21,553 thousand 2015
56 Angola 20,947 thousand 2015
57 Romania 20,871 thousand 2015
58 Niger 19,283 thousand 2015
59 Cameroon 19,040 thousand 2015
60 Mali 18,093 thousand 2015
61 Chile 17,926 thousand 2015
62 Burkina Faso 17,678 thousand 2015
63 Cambodia 17,066 thousand 2015
64 Netherlands 16,812 thousand 2015
65 Malawi 15,998 thousand 2015
66 Guatemala 15,869 thousand 2015
67 Ecuador 15,144 thousand 2015
68 Kazakhstan 14,877 thousand 2015
69 Senegal 14,538 thousand 2015
70 Zambia 13,841 thousand 2015
71 Zimbabwe 13,804 thousand 2015
72 Chad 12,832 thousand 2015
73 Guinea 11,890 thousand 2015
74 Cuba 11,437 thousand 2015
75 Rwanda 11,262 thousand 2015
76 Greece 11,233 thousand 2015
77 Benin 11,217 thousand 2015
78 Tunisia 11,140 thousand 2015
79 Somalia 10,970 thousand 2015
80 Bolivia 10,854 thousand 2015
81 Portugal 10,827 thousand 2015
82 Burundi 10,617 thousand 2015
83 Belgium 10,540 thousand 2015
84 Serbia and Montenegro 10,416 thousand 2015
85 Dominican Republic 10,124 thousand 2015
86 Czech Republic 10,066 thousand 2015
87 Hungary 9,802 thousand 2015
88 Haiti 9,751 thousand 2015
89 Sweden 9,315 thousand 2015
90 Belarus 9,218 thousand 2015
91 Azerbaijan 9,083 thousand 2015
92 Honduras 8,780 thousand 2015
93 Austria 8,288 thousand 2015
94 El Salvador 8,017 thousand 2015
95 Togo 7,847 thousand 2015
96 Israel 7,838 thousand 2015
97 Hong Kong 7,764 thousand 2015
98 Paraguay 7,613 thousand 2015
99 Tajikistan 7,605 thousand 2015
100 Switzerland 7,334 thousand 2015
101 Laos 7,306 thousand 2015
102 Bulgaria 7,156 thousand 2015
103 Libya 7,018 thousand 2015
104 Papua New Guinea 7,013 thousand 2015
105 Jordan 6,956 thousand 2015
106 Sierra Leone 6,897 thousand 2015
107 Nicaragua 6,637 thousand 2015
108 Kyrgyzstan 5,852 thousand 2015
109 Eritrea 5,840 thousand 2015
110 United Arab Emirates 5,588 thousand 2015
111 Denmark 5,560 thousand 2015
112 Turkmenistan 5,498 thousand 2015
113 Slovakia 5,385 thousand 2015
114 Finland 5,359 thousand 2015
115 Costa Rica 4,983 thousand 2015
116 Norway 4,841 thousand 2015
117 Singapore 4,815 thousand 2015
118 Ireland 4,674 thousand 2015
119 Central African Republic 4,647 thousand 2015
120 Croatia 4,454 thousand 2015
121 Liberia 4,381 thousand 2015
122 New Zealand 4,302 thousand 2015
123 Georgia 4,183 thousand 2015
124 Puerto Rico 4,157 thousand 2015
125 Moldova 4,114 thousand 2015
126 Mauritania 3,988 thousand 2015
127 Lebanon 3,965 thousand 2015
128 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,893 thousand 2015
129 Panama 3,774 thousand 2015
130 Uruguay 3,676 thousand 2015
131 Kuwait 3,381 thousand 2015
132 Albania 3,325 thousand 2015
133 Lithuania 3,288 thousand 2015
134 Oman 3,173 thousand 2015
135 Mongolia 2,988 thousand 2015
136 Armenia 2,970 thousand 2015
137 Jamaica 2,748 thousand 2015
138 Bhutan 2,684 thousand 2015
139 Namibia 2,248 thousand 2015
140 Latvia 2,191 thousand 2015
141 Guinea-Bissau 2,133 thousand 2015
142 Slovenia 1,942 thousand 2015
143 The Gambia 1,889 thousand 2015
144 Lesotho 1,744 thousand 2015
145 Botswana 1,690 thousand 2015
146 Gabon 1,605 thousand 2015
147 East Timor 1,486 thousand 2015
148 Mauritius 1,344 thousand 2015
149 Trinidad and Tobago 1,338 thousand 2015
150 Estonia 1,292 thousand 2015
151 Comoros 1,019 thousand 2015
152 Swaziland 992 thousand 2015
153 Qatar 972 thousand 2015
154 Djibouti 930 thousand 2015
155 Cyprus 927 thousand 2015
156 Fiji 903 thousand 2015
157 Reunion 886 thousand 2015
158 Bahrain 852 thousand 2015
159 Guyana 742 thousand 2015
160 Cape Verde 628 thousand 2015
161 Equatorial Guinea 627 thousand 2015
162 Solomon Islands 596 thousand 2015
163 Western Sahara 526 thousand 2015
164 Luxembourg 523 thousand 2015
165 Macau 493 thousand 2015
=166 Suriname 472 thousand 2015
=166 Guadeloupe 472 thousand 2015
168 Brunei 453 thousand 2015
169 Malta 419 thousand 2015
170 Maldives 416 thousand 2015
171 Martinique 404 thousand 2015
172 The Bahamas 365 thousand 2015
173 Belize 321 thousand 2015
174 Iceland 319 thousand 2015
175 French Polynesia 291 thousand 2015
176 New Caledonia 277 thousand 2015
177 Barbados 276 thousand 2015
178 Vanuatu 252 thousand 2015
179 French Guiana 232 thousand 2015
180 Guam 194 thousand 2015
181 Netherlands Antilles 193 thousand 2015
182 Sao Tome and Principe 192 thousand 2015
183 Samoa 190 thousand 2015
184 Saint Lucia 174 thousand 2015
185 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 124 thousand 2015
186 Grenada 119 thousand 2015
187 Kiribati 118 thousand 2015
188 Federated States of Micronesia 116 thousand 2015
189 Virgin Islands 111 thousand 2015
190 Aruba 106 thousand 2015
191 Tonga 104 thousand 2015
192 Northern Mariana Islands 98 thousand 2015
193 Antigua and Barbuda 92 thousand 2015
194 Seychelles 88 thousand 2015
195 Dominica 87 thousand 2015
196 Marshall Islands 83 thousand 2015
197 American Samoa 78 thousand 2015
198 Andorra 68 thousand 2015
199 Bermuda 65 thousand 2015
200 Greenland 58 thousand 2015
201 Cayman Islands 51 thousand 2015
202 Faroe Islands 50 thousand 2015
203 Saint Kitts and Nevis 47 thousand 2015
204 Monaco 40 thousand 2015
205 Liechtenstein 37 thousand 2015
=206 Turks and Caicos Islands 30 thousand 2015
=206 San Marino 30 thousand 2015
208 Gibraltar 28 thousand 2015
209 British Virgin Islands 24 thousand 2015
210 Palau 21 thousand 2015
211 Wallis and Futuna 18 thousand 2015
212 Cook Islands 17 thousand 2015
213 Nauru 15 thousand 2015
214 Anguilla 14 thousand 2015
215 Tuvalu 11 thousand 2015
216 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 6 thousand 2015
=217 Saint Helena 5 thousand 2015
=217 Montserrat 5 thousand 2015
219 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 3 thousand 2015
=220 Niue 2 thousand 2015
=220 Tokelau 2 thousand 2015
222 Holy See (Vatican City) 1 thousand 2015
223 Pitcairn Islands 0.0 2015

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Population in 2015. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, World Population Prospects: The 2004 Revision and World Urbanization Prospects: http://esa.un.org/unpp. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Population-in-2015

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It does seem a little unrealistic to expect India’s population, which was estimated at about 1.05 billion in 2003, to grow by 850 million, or 80 percent, in 12 years. To reach 1.9 billion people by 2050 seems more likely, as it would require an average yearly growth of 18 million people, which is more in line with India’s current population growth rate.

At any rate, given that it already had a population of nearly 1.3 billion in July 2003, China will still be first or second in population in 2015 or 2050, even though its annual growth rate is less than half of India’s at 0.6 percent.

Posted on 31 Mar 2005

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

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Woh! wait a minute i thought that Philippine population in 2015 is 96 840 000 but even its still 2010 Philippine population is nearly 100 000 000 inhabitants. Does this mean that population growth is 4 or 5x faster and the population apocalypes is nearly at hand and population will reach more than 14 trillion in no time?

Posted on 23 Jun 2010

Tsunayushi Sawada

Tsunayushi Sawada

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China is listed as number one on the list, at 1,392,980 and India is number two at 1,260,370 expected by 20-15... can't you people read? And why argue about statistics, how do you know what the numbers should be? Are you folks experts ????

Posted on 06 Feb 2010

Adam

Adam

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There is no way that these could be accurate. The world is clearly going to end in 2012, why else would they take the time to make a movie about it ? Like please people, stop thinking of the future, we only have three more years to live, so why not live them well ?

Posted on 17 Dec 2009

John

John

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I think this is some stupid stuff. F*** this, lets play football

Posted on 14 Sep 2009

Chad Ochocinco

Chad Ochocinco

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In response to

" How can the US population drop to only 325,723? Did someone forget like three zeros on the end? "

If you actually read you will see that it says
" DEFINITION: (Thousands) Medium-variant projections "

so no they did not forget the 3 zero's. =)

Posted on 22 Jul 2009

jimmy

jimmy

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I think if everyone will take a look at the source he used for his information you will see that this was retrieved from the UN.... Has anyone heard of UN Agenda 21? These projected number's are correct!

Posted on 11 Jun 2009

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