India Population (LIVE)

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India Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of India is 1,343,637,382 as of Thursday, October 19, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • India population is equivalent to 17.74% of the total world population.
  • India ranks number 2 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in India is 450 per Km2 (1,167 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 2,973,190 Km2 (1,147,955 sq. miles)
  • 32.8 % of the population is urban (439,801,466 people in 2017)
  • The median age in India is 27.0 years.

Population of India (2018 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
2018 1,354,051,854 1.11 % 14,871,727 -490,000 27.0 2.41 455 32.5 % 449,945,237 17.74 % 7,632,819,325 2
2017 1,339,180,127 1.13 % 15,008,773 -490,000 27.0 2.41 450 32.8 % 439,801,466 17.74 % 7,550,262,101 2
2016 1,324,171,354 1.15 % 15,117,374 -490,000 27.0 2.41 445 32.5 % 429,802,441 17.73 % 7,466,964,280 2
2015 1,309,053,980 1.24 % 15,614,658 -515,643 26.7 2.44 440 32.1 % 419,938,867 17.73 % 7,383,008,820 2
2010 1,230,980,691 1.47 % 17,372,403 -582,766 25.1 2.80 414 30.3 % 372,901,884 17.69 % 6,958,169,159 2
2005 1,144,118,674 1.67 % 18,213,552 -390,182 23.8 3.14 385 28.8 % 329,516,783 17.49 % 6,542,159,383 2
2000 1,053,050,912 1.86 % 18,513,623-143,380 22.7 3.48 354 27.4 % 288,365,219 17.14 % 6,145,006,989 2
1995 960,482,795 2.00 % 18,069,863 -110,587 21.8 3.83 323 26.5 % 254,314,016 16.70 % 5,751,474,416 2
1990 870,133,480 2.17 % 17,693,362 9,029 21.1 4.27 293 25.5 % 221,979,229 16.32 % 5,330,943,460 2
1985 781,666,671 2.33 % 16,976,631 116,619 20.6 4.68 263 24.4 % 190,338,784 16.04 % 4,873,781,796 2
1980 696,783,517 2.32 % 15,096,359 231,436 20.2 4.97 234 23.2 % 161,445,950 15.63 % 4,458,411,534 2
1975 621,301,720 2.34 % 13,544,641 428,664 19.8 5.41 209 21.4 % 132,732,329 15.23 % 4,079,087,198 2
1970 553,578,513 2.15 % 11,175,230 -69,036 19.4 5.72 186 19.8 % 109,709,315 14.96 % 3,700,577,650 2
1965 497,702,365 2.06 % 9,644,351 -21,142 20.8 5.90 167 18.8 % 93,540,800 14.90 % 3,339,592,688 2
1960 449,480,608 1.89 % 8,042,311 -30,805 20.3 5.90 151 17.9 % 80,586,315 14.82 % 3,033,212,527 2
1955 409,269,055 1.69 % 6,588,771 -21,142 20.8 5.90 138 17.6 % 71,906,548 14.76 % 2,772,242,535 2
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 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 1,383,197,753 1.11 % 14,828,755 -490,000 28.2 2.30 465 34.0 % 470,726,086 17.74 % 7,795,482,309 2
2025 1,451,829,004 0.97 % 13,726,250 -400,000 29.8 2.19 488 36.2 % 525,459,048 17.74 % 8,185,613,757 1
2030 1,512,985,207 0.83 % 12,231,241 -400,000 31.4 2.10 509 38.5 % 583,038,483 17.69 % 8,551,198,644 1
2035 1,564,570,223 0.67 % 10,317,003 -400,000 33.0 2.02 526 41.1 % 642,296,787 17.59 % 8,892,701,940 1
2040 1,605,355,574 0.52 % 8,157,070 -400,000 34.5 1.95 540 43.7 % 701,357,654 17.43 % 9,210,337,004 1
2045 1,636,496,308 0.38 % 6,228,147 -400,000 36.1 1.90 550 46.4 % 758,961,289 17.22 % 9,504,209,572 1
2050 1,658,978,162 0.27 % 4,496,371 -400,000 37.5 1.86 558 49.1 % 814,398,506 16.98 % 9,771,822,753 1
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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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 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. 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 2017 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). 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 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). 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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