India Population (LIVE)

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India Population (1950 - 2016)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of India is 1,333,442,810 as of Sunday, December 4, 2016, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • India population is equivalent to 17.84% of the total world population.
  • India ranks number 2 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in India is 446 per Km2 (1,156 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 2,972,892 Km2 (1,147,839 sq. miles)
  • 32 % of the population is urban (429,802,441 people in 2016)
  • The median age in India is 26.9 years.

Population of India (2016 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationIndia
Global Rank
2016 1,326,801,576 1.2 % 15,751,049 -377,200 26.9 2.45 446 32.4 % 429,802,441 17.85 % 7,432,663,275 2
2015 1,311,050,527 1.27 % 16,013,205 -519,600 27 2.48 441 32 % 419,938,867 17.84 % 7,349,472,099 2
2010 1,230,984,504 1.47 % 17,331,642 -565,900 25 2.8 414 30.3 % 372,901,884 17.76 % 6,929,725,043 2
2005 1,144,326,293 1.67 % 18,169,044 -441,300 24 3.14 385 28.8 % 329,516,783 17.55 % 6,519,635,850 2
2000 1,053,481,072 1.86 % 18,521,218 -143,400 23 3.48 354 27.4 % 288,365,219 17.2 % 6,126,622,121 2
1995 960,874,982 1.99 % 18,054,641 -135,600 22 3.83 323 26.5 % 254,314,016 16.75 % 5,735,123,084 2
1990 870,601,776 2.17 % 17,703,330 9,000 21 4.27 293 25.5 % 221,979,229 16.4 % 5,309,667,699 2
1985 782,085,127 2.32 % 16,971,076 96,600 21 4.68 263 24.3 % 190,338,784 16.12 % 4,852,540,569 2
1980 697,229,745 2.32 % 15,105,221 226,400 20 4.97 235 23.2 % 161,445,950 15.7 % 4,439,632,465 2
1975 621,703,641 2.33 % 13,552,083 423,700 20 5.41 209 21.3 % 132,732,329 15.31 % 4,061,399,228 2
1970 553,943,226 2.16 % 11,204,591 -49,000 19 5.72 186 19.8 % 109,709,315 15.04 % 3,682,487,691 2
1965 497,920,270 2.06 % 9,651,679 -21,100 21 5.9 138 18.8 % 93,540,800 14.99 % 3,322,495,121 2
1960 449,661,874 1.9 % 8,076,336 -800 20 5.9 151 17.9 % 80,586,315 14.9 % 3,018,343,828 2
1955 409,280,196 1.69 % 6,590,998 -21,100 21 5.9 138 17.6 % 71,906,548 14.84 % 2,758,314,525 2
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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India Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationIndia
Global Rank
2020 1,388,858,917 1.16 % 15,561,678 -377,200 28 2.34 467 33.9 % 470,726,086 17.9 % 7,758,156,792 2
2025 1,461,625,234 1.03 % 14,553,263 -371,700 30 2.23 492 36 % 525,459,048 17.95 % 8,141,661,007 1
2030 1,527,657,988 0.89 % 13,206,551 -369,500 31 2.14 514 38.2 % 583,038,483 17.97 % 8,500,766,052 1
2035 1,585,349,852 0.74 % 11,538,373 -352,000 33 2.06 533 40.5 % 642,296,787 17.94 % 8,838,907,877 1
2040 1,633,727,672 0.6 % 9,675,564 -352,100 34 1.99 550 42.9 % 701,357,654 17.84 % 9,157,233,976 1
2045 1,673,618,767 0.48 % 7,978,219 -352,300 36 1.94 563 45.3 % 758,961,289 17.7 % 9,453,891,780 1
2050 1,705,332,544 0.38 % 6,342,755 -362,200 37 1.89 574 47.8 % 814,398,506 17.54 % 9,725,147,994 1
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

See also

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Notes

The India Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of India delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of India (1950 - 2016) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2016.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2016. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2016: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2015 to June 30 2016). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2016: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2015 to June 30 2016). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by India in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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