U.S. Population (LIVE)

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United States Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the United States of America is 325,530,296 as of Monday, December 18, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • the United States population is equivalent to 4.3% of the total world population.
  • the U.S.A. ranks number 3 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in the United States is 35 per Km2 (92 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 9,147,420 Km2 (3,531,837 sq. miles)
  • 83.4 % of the population is urban (270,683,202 people in 2017)
  • The median age in the United States is 37.8 years.

Population of the United States (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationU.S.
Global Rank
2018 326,766,748 0.71 % 2,307,285 900,000 37.8 1.88 36 82.8 % 273,368,693 4.28 % 7,632,819,325 3
2017 324,459,463 0.71 % 2,279,858 900,000 37.8 1.88 35 83.4 % 270,683,202 4.30 % 7,550,262,101 3
2016 322,179,605 0.70 % 2,250,443 900,000 37.8 1.88 35 83.2 % 268,012,791 4.31 % 7,466,964,280 3
2015 319,929,162 0.72 % 2,257,554 900,000 37.6 1.88 35 82.9 % 265,360,990 4.33 % 7,383,008,820 3
2010 308,641,391 0.90 % 2,702,378 1,006,738 36.9 2.05 34 81.7 % 252,209,506 4.44 % 6,958,169,159 3
2005 295,129,501 0.92 % 2,629,345 1,041,308 36.1 2.04 32 80.8 % 238,319,271 4.51 % 6,542,159,383 3
2000 281,982,778 1.20 % 3,264,7861,722,415 35.2 2.00 31 79.8 % 224,992,587 4.59 % 6,145,006,989 3
1995 265,658,849 1.02 % 2,625,780 903,362 34.0 2.03 29 77.9 % 207,079,744 4.62 % 5,751,474,416 3
1990 252,529,950 0.95 % 2,341,166 685,748 32.8 1.91 28 75.9 % 191,644,695 4.74 % 5,330,943,460 3
1985 240,824,120 0.94 % 2,212,214 680,452 31.4 1.80 26 74.8 % 180,179,769 4.94 % 4,873,781,796 3
1980 229,763,052 0.95 % 2,111,551 785,362 30.0 1.77 25 73.9 % 169,727,449 5.15 % 4,458,411,534 3
1975 219,205,296 0.90 % 1,923,429 588,099 29.0 2.03 24 73.7 % 161,622,360 5.37 % 4,079,087,198 3
1970 209,588,150 0.96 % 1,954,522 309,893 28.4 2.54 23 73.7 % 154,485,268 5.66 % 3,700,577,650 3
1965 199,815,540 1.36 % 2,601,462 192,085 30.3 3.31 22 71.8 % 143,531,680 5.98 % 3,339,592,688 3
1960 186,808,228 1.69 % 3,004,877 422,460 29.8 3.58 20 69.8 % 130,444,993 6.16 % 3,033,212,527 3
1955 171,783,842 1.58 % 2,595,889 192,085 30.3 3.31 19 66.8 % 114,808,661 6.20 % 2,772,242,535 3
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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United States Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationU.S.
Global Rank
2020 331,431,534 0.71 % 2,300,474 900,000 38.3 1.89 36 84.1 % 278,758,373 4.25 % 7,795,482,309 3
2025 343,255,846 0.70 % 2,364,862 950,001 39.0 1.89 38 85.1 % 292,221,946 4.19 % 8,185,613,757 3
2030 354,711,670 0.66 % 2,291,165 1,000,000 39.8 1.90 39 86.1 % 305,356,412 4.15 % 8,551,198,644 3
2035 365,033,872 0.58 % 2,064,440 1,000,000 40.6 1.90 40 87.0 % 317,656,011 4.10 % 8,892,701,940 3
2040 374,068,752 0.49 % 1,806,976 1,000,000 41.2 1.91 41 88.0 % 329,038,034 4.06 % 9,210,337,004 3
2045 382,058,853 0.42 % 1,598,020 1,000,000 41.7 1.91 42 88.9 % 339,780,873 4.02 % 9,504,209,572 3
2050 389,591,663 0.39 % 1,506,562 1,000,000 42.0 1.91 43 89.9 % 350,338,147 3.99 % 9,771,822,753 4
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 United States Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of the United States of America delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of the United States (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 the U.S.A. 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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