Most Populous Countries in the World (2018)

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#CountryPopulation
(2018)
Yearly
Change
World
Share
1 China 1,415,045,928 0.39 %18.5 %
2 India 1,354,051,854 1.11 %17.7 %
3 U.S. 326,766,748 0.71 %4.3 %
4 Indonesia 266,794,980 1.06 %3.5 %
5 Brazil 210,867,954 0.75 %2.8 %
6 Pakistan 200,813,818 1.93 %2.6 %
7 Nigeria 195,875,237 2.61 %2.6 %
8 Bangladesh 166,368,149 1.03 %2.2 %
9 Russia 143,964,709 -0.02 %1.9 %
10 Mexico 130,759,074 1.24 %1.7 %
11 Japan 127,185,332 -0.23 %1.7 %
12 Ethiopia 107,534,882 2.46 %1.4 %
13 Philippines 106,512,074 1.52 %1.4 %
14 Egypt 99,375,741 1.87 %1.3 %
15 Viet Nam 96,491,146 0.99 %1.3 %
16 DR Congo 84,004,989 3.28 %1.1 %
17 Germany 82,293,457 0.22 %1.1 %
18 Iran 82,011,735 1.05 %1.1 %
19 Turkey 81,916,871 1.45 %1.1 %
20 Thailand 69,183,173 0.21 %0.9 %

Past: Most Populous Countries in 1950

#CountryPopulation
(1950)
World
Share
2018
Rank
1 China 554,419,275 21.9 % (1)
2 India 376,325,200 14.8 % (2)
3 U.S. 158,804,395 6.3 % (3)
4 Russia 102,798,657 4.1 % (9)
5 Japan 82,802,084 3.3 % (11)
6 Germany 69,966,243 2.8 % (17)
7 Indonesia 69,543,316 2.7 % (4)
8 Brazil 53,974,729 2.1 % (5)
9 U.K. 50,616,014 2 % (21)
10 Italy 46,598,601 1.8 % (23)
11 France 41,879,605 1.7 % (22)
12 Bangladesh 37,894,681 1.5 % (8)
13 Nigeria 37,859,744 1.5 % (7)
14 Pakistan 37,542,376 1.5 % (6)
15 Ukraine 37,297,648 1.5 % (33)
16 Spain 28,069,735 1.1 % (30)
17 Mexico 28,012,561 1.1 % (10)
18 Poland 24,824,018 1 % (37)
19 Viet Nam 24,809,906 1 % (15)
20 Turkey 21,408,401 0.8 % (19)

Future: Most Populous Countries in 2050

#CountryPopulation
(2050)
World
Share
2018
Rank
1 India 1,658,978,162 17 % (2)
2 China 1,364,456,723 14 % (1)
3 Nigeria 410,637,868 4.2 % (7)
4 U.S. 389,591,663 4 % (3)
5 Indonesia 321,550,686 3.3 % (4)
6 Pakistan 306,940,443 3.1 % (6)
7 Brazil 232,688,044 2.4 % (5)
8 Bangladesh 201,926,816 2.1 % (8)
9 DR Congo 197,404,202 2 % (16)
10 Ethiopia 190,869,632 2 % (12)
11 Mexico 164,279,302 1.7 % (10)
12 Egypt 153,433,492 1.6 % (14)
13 Philippines 151,293,435 1.5 % (13)
14 Tanzania 138,081,621 1.4 % (24)
15 Russia 132,730,511 1.4 % (9)
16 Viet Nam 114,629,852 1.2 % (15)
17 Japan 108,794,446 1.1 % (11)
18 Uganda 105,698,201 1.1 % (32)
19 Turkey 95,626,879 1 % (19)
20 Kenya 95,467,137 1 % (28)
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