U.S. Census Bureau

Total Midyear Population for the World: 1950-2050
Year Population Average annual
growth rate (%)
Average annual
population change
1950 2,556,518,868 1.47 37,767,350
1951 2,594,286,218 1.61 42,041,351
1952 2,636,327,569 1.70 45,317,731
1953 2,681,645,300 1.77 47,946,070
1954 2,729,591,370 1.87 51,431,358
1955 2,781,022,728 1.89 52,939,442
1956 2,833,962,170 1.95 55,806,374
1957 2,889,768,544 1.94 56,485,106
1958 2,946,253,650 1.76 52,312,947
1959 2,998,566,597 1.39 42,050,499
 
1960 3,040,617,096 1.33 40,740,818
1961 3,081,357,914 1.80 55,952,135
1962 3,137,310,049 2.19 69,474,497
1963 3,206,784,546 2.19 71,072,787
1964 3,277,857,333 2.08 68,928,807
1965 3,346,786,140 2.07 70,129,517
1966 3,416,915,657 2.02 69,638,897
1967 3,486,554,554 2.04 71,741,790
1968 3,558,296,344 2.07 74,524,519
1969 3,632,820,863 2.05 75,097,945
 
1970 3,707,918,808 2.06 77,332,579
1971 3,785,251,387 1.99 76,052,465
1972 3,861,303,852 1.94 75,528,956
1973 3,936,832,808 1.87 74,426,413
1974 4,011,259,221 1.79 72,481,916
1975 4,083,741,137 1.72 70,973,436
1976 4,154,714,573 1.71 71,545,600
1977 4,226,260,173 1.68 71,461,445
1978 4,297,721,618 1.71 74,270,640
1979 4,371,992,258 1.70 75,089,189
 
1980 4,447,081,447 1.68 75,415,414
1981 4,522,496,861 1.73 79,145,761
1982 4,601,642,622 1.75 81,076,096
1983 4,682,718,718 1.69 79,792,220
1984 4,762,510,938 1.69 81,208,847
1985 4,843,719,785 1.70 83,049,334
1986 4,926,769,119 1.73 85,935,808
1987 5,012,704,927 1.71 86,551,630
1988 5,099,256,557 1.68 86,486,483
1989 5,185,743,040 1.68 87,671,844
 
1990 5,273,414,884 1.58 83,805,575
1991 5,357,220,459 1.54 83,275,568
1992 5,440,496,027 1.47 80,816,729
1993 5,521,312,756 1.43 79,720,422
1994 5,601,033,178 1.43 80,645,018
1995 5,681,678,196 1.40 79,930,775
1996 5,761,608,971 1.36 78,965,934
1997 5,840,574,905 1.33 78,141,183
1998 5,918,716,088 1.29 76,883,801
1999 5,995,599,889 1.26 76,111,007
 
2000 6,071,710,896 1.24 75,825,101
2001 6,147,535,997 1.21 75,015,718
2002 6,222,551,715 1.20 74,894,185
2003 6,297,445,900 1.19 75,483,901
2004 6,372,929,801 1.19 76,207,322
2005 6,449,137,123 1.18 76,422,087
2006 6,525,559,210 1.17 76,715,602
2007 6,602,274,812 1.16 77,257,452
2008 6,679,532,264 1.15 77,530,496
2009 6,757,062,760 1.15 77,872,048
 
2010 6,834,934,808 1.14 78,328,753
2011 6,913,263,561 1.13 78,532,732
2012 6,991,796,293 1.12 78,452,306
2013 7,070,248,599 1.10 78,112,770
2014 7,148,361,369 1.08 77,557,287
2015 7,225,918,656 1.06 76,944,421
2016 7,302,863,077 1.04 76,326,972
2017 7,379,190,049 1.02 75,604,990
2018 7,454,795,039 1.00 74,773,616
2019 7,529,568,655 0.98 73,842,563
 
2020 7,603,411,218 0.95 72,931,722
2021 7,676,342,940 0.93 72,042,364
2022 7,748,385,304 0.91 71,069,857
2023 7,819,455,161 0.89 70,058,128
2024 7,889,513,289 0.87 69,037,600
2025 7,958,550,889 0.85 68,090,638
2026 8,026,641,527 0.83 67,223,552
2027 8,093,865,079 0.82 66,356,704
2028 8,160,221,783 0.80 65,490,293
2029 8,225,712,076 0.78 64,619,331
 
2030 8,290,331,407 0.77 63,790,843
2031 8,354,122,250 0.75 63,018,362
2032 8,417,140,612 0.74 62,238,641
2033 8,479,379,253 0.72 61,433,711
2034 8,540,812,964 0.71 60,593,130
2035 8,601,406,094 0.69 59,758,201
2036 8,661,164,295 0.68 58,942,988
2037 8,720,107,283 0.66 58,102,687
2038 8,778,209,970 0.65 57,231,434
2039 8,835,441,404 0.64 56,316,079
 
2040 8,891,757,483 0.62 55,406,514
2041 8,947,163,997 0.61 54,510,381
2042 9,001,674,378 0.59 53,569,370
2043 9,055,243,748 0.58 52,583,921
2044 9,107,827,669 0.56 51,560,596
2045 9,159,388,265 0.55 50,529,959
2046 9,209,918,224 0.54 49,496,621
2047 9,259,414,845 0.52 48,442,850
2048 9,307,857,695 0.51 47,379,148
2049 9,355,236,843 0.49 46,314,011
 
2050 9,401,550,854   

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, International Data Base.
Note: Data updated 07-16-2007 (Release notes).

Growth rates are calculated using the formula:

r(t) = ln [ P(t+1) / P(t) ] 
 
where:
t = year
r(t) = growth rate from midyear t to midyear t+1
P(t) = population at midyear t
ln = natural log


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