Northern America Population (LIVE)

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Northern America Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Countries in Northern America

CountryPopulation (2017)
U.S.A.(324,459,463)
Canada(36,624,199)
Bermuda(61,349)
Greenland(56,480)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon(6,320)
  • The current population of Northern America is 362,021,141 as of Sunday, October 22, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Northern America population is equivalent to 4.78% of the total world population.
  • Northern America ranks number in among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Northern America is 19 per Km2 (50 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 18,651,660 Km2 (7,201,443 sq. miles)
  • 83.3 % of the population is urban (300,863,043 people in 2017).
  • The median age in Northern America is 38.1 years.

Population of Northern America (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationNorthern America's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNorthern America
Rank within
2017 361,207,811 0.73 % 2,614,001 1,119,563 38.1 1.85 19 83.3 % 300,863,043 4.8 % 7,550,262,101 N.A.
2016 358,593,810 0.73 % 2,590,269 1,119,563 38.1 1.85 19 83.1 % 297,837,931 4.8 % 7,466,964,280 N.A.
2015 356,003,541 0.75 % 2,613,323 1,128,300 37.9 1.85 19 82.8 % 294,834,161 5.1 % 7,383,008,820 N.A.
2010 342,936,927 0.92 % 3,078,221 1,251,800 37.2 2.01 18 81.6 % 279,948,502 5.2 % 6,958,169,159 N.A.
2005 327,545,823 0.92 % 2,940,159 1,246,200 36.4 1.99 18 80.7 % 264,277,991 5.3 % 6,542,159,383 N.A.
2000 312,845,026 1.17 % 3,546,259 1,874,200 35.4 1.95 17 79.8 % 249,504,440 5.4 % 6,145,006,989 N.A.
1995 295,113,733 1.03 % 2,953,659 1,042,300 34.1 2.00 16 77.9 % 229,946,714 5.5 % 5,751,474,416 N.A.
1990 280,345,440 0.99 % 2,705,830 860,500 32.8 1.88 15 76 % 212,935,143 5.8 % 5,330,943,460 N.A.
1985 266,816,288 0.96 % 2,480,528 755,600 31.4 1.79 14 75 % 200,016,950 6.0 % 4,873,781,796 N.A.
1980 254,413,646 0.97 % 2,388,336 872,400 29.9 1.77 14 74 % 188,372,944 6.2 % 4,458,411,534 N.A.
1975 242,471,964 0.96 % 2,265,452 742,400 28.8 2.02 13 73.9 % 179,212,018 6.6 % 4,079,087,198 N.A.
1970 231,144,706 1.03 % 2,306,603 431,900 28.2 2.55 12 73.9 % 170,791,255 6.9 % 3,700,577,650 N.A.
1965 219,611,692 1.41 % 2,961,025 314,800 30.1 3.34 12 57 % 125,205,023 7.2 % 3,339,592,688 N.A.
1960 204,806,567 1.77 % 3,442,608 534,600 29.4 3.61 11 69.8 % 142,880,600 7.4 % 3,033,212,527 N.A.
1955 187,593,528 1.68 % 2,998,181 314,800 30.1 3.34 10 66.7 % 125,205,023 7.4 % 2,772,242,535 N.A.
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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Northern America Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationNorthern America's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNorthern America
Rank within
2020 369,158,557 0.73 % 2,631,003 1,119,600 38.6 1.86 20 84 % 309,991,276 5.0 % 7,795,482,309 N.A.
2025 382,552,713 0.72 % 2,678,831 1,169,900 39.3 1.86 21 85 % 325,100,335 4.9 % 8,185,613,757 N.A.
2030 395,452,585 0.67 % 2,579,974 1,219,900 40.1 1.87 21 85.9 % 339,782,053 4.8 % 8,551,198,644 N.A.
2035 407,044,282 0.58 % 2,318,339 1,219,900 41.0 1.87 22 86.8 % 353,503,146 4.6 % 8,892,701,940 N.A.
2040 417,193,461 0.49 % 2,029,836 1,219,900 41.6 1.88 22 87.8 % 366,215,816 4.7 % 9,210,337,004 N.A.
2045 426,187,589 0.43 % 1,798,826 1,219,900 42.0 1.88 23 88.8 % 378,243,507 4.6 % 9,504,209,572 N.A.
2050 434,654,823 0.39 % 1,693,447 1,219,900 42.4 1.89 23 89.7 % 390,070,374 4.6 % 9,771,822,753 N.A.
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 Northern America Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Northern America delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Northern America (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 sub-region 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 countries within Northern America, 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.

Northern America's Share of World Pop: Total population 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.

Rank within : Position held by Northern America in the list of all regions within ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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