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Total Population of the World by Decade, 1950–2050

(historical and projected)

Year Total world population
(mid-year figures)
Ten-year growth
rate (%)
1950 2,556,000,053 18.9%
1960 3,039,451,023 22.0
1970 3,706,618,163 20.2
1980 4,453,831,714 18.5
1990 5,278,639,789 15.2
2000 6,082,966,429 12.6
20101 6,848,932,929 10.7
20201 7,584,821,144 8.7
20301 8,246,619,341 7.3
20401 8,850,045,889 5.6
20501 9,346,399,468
1. Projected.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, International Database.

World Population Milestones Population Statistics Area and Population of Countries