Northern America Population (LIVE)

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Northern America Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Countries in Northern America

CountryPopulation (2019)
U.S.A.329,064,917
Canada37,411,047
Bermuda62,506
Greenland56,672
Saint Pierre and Miquelon5,822
  • The current population of Northern America is 367,257,790 as of Tuesday, October 15, 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Northern America population is equivalent to 4.75% of the total world population.
  • Northern America ranks number in among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Northern America is 20 per Km2 (51 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 18,651,660 Km2 (7,201,443 sq. miles)
  • 82.3 % of the population is urban (301,858,117 people in 2019).
  • The median age in Northern America is 38 years.

Population of Northern America (2019 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
2019 366,600,964 0.63 % 2,304,968 1,196,400 38.0 1.83 20 82.3 % 301,858,117 4.8 % 7,713,468,100
2018 364,295,996 0.65 % 2,353,728 1,196,400 38.0 1.83 20 82.1 % 298,987,110 4.8 % 7,631,091,040
2017 361,942,268 0.67 % 2,417,621 1,196,400 38.0 1.83 19 81.8 % 296,153,390 4.8 % 7,547,858,925 N.A.
2016 359,524,647 0.7 % 2,493,599 1,196,400 38.0 1.83 19 81.6 % 293,362,886 4.8 % 7,464,022,049 N.A.
2015 357,031,048 0.79 % 2,748,726 1,239,700 37.9 1.85 19 81.4 % 290,616,421 5.1 % 7,379,797,139 N.A.
2010 343,287,419 0.96 % 3,200,054 1,350,200 37.2 2.01 18 80.7 % 277,069,696 5.2 % 6,956,823,603 N.A.
2005 327,287,151 0.93 % 2,972,076 1,277,000 36.4 1.99 18 80 % 261,880,205 5.3 % 6,541,907,027 N.A.
2000 312,426,773 1.19 % 3,594,646 1,928,200 35.4 1.95 17 79.2 % 247,471,450 5.4 % 6,143,493,823 N.A.
1995 294,453,542 1.03 % 2,933,657 1,030,100 34.1 2.00 16 77.5 % 228,135,988 5.5 % 5,744,212,979 N.A.
1990 279,785,259 0.99 % 2,684,362 845,000 32.9 1.88 15 75.6 % 211,474,532 5.7 % 5,327,231,061 N.A.
1985 266,363,451 0.95 % 2,471,266 751,200 31.4 1.79 14 74.8 % 199,262,223 6.0 % 4,870,921,740 N.A.
1980 254,007,123 0.95 % 2,351,123 837,800 29.9 1.77 14 74 % 188,089,048 6.2 % 4,458,003,514 N.A.
1975 242,251,508 0.96 % 2,251,930 729,500 28.8 2.02 13 73.9 % 179,055,971 6.5 % 4,079,480,606 N.A.
1970 230,991,858 1.03 % 2,307,535 433,800 28.2 2.55 12 73.8 % 170,582,485 6.9 % 3,700,437,046 N.A.
1965 219,454,181 1.41 % 2,961,003 402,700 28.3 3.28 12 57.3 % 125,775,297 7.2 % 3,339,583,597 N.A.
1960 204,649,165 1.77 % 3,443,751 537,700 29.4 3.61 11 70 % 143,198,772 7.4 % 3,034,949,748 N.A.
1955 187,430,408 1.66 % 2,965,557 284,400 30.1 3.34 10 67.1 % 125,775,297 7.4 % 2,773,019,936 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 2019 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 368,869,647 0.65 % 2,367,720 1,196,400 38.6 1.75 20 82.6 % 304,761,178 5.0 % 7,794,798,739 N.A.
2025 379,850,992 0.59 % 2,196,269 1,157,200 39.4 1.75 20 84.2 % 319,702,154 4.9 % 8,184,437,460 N.A.
2030 390,598,863 0.56 % 2,149,574 1,224,700 40.3 1.75 21 85.7 % 334,779,988 4.8 % 8,548,487,400 N.A.
2035 401,051,047 0.53 % 2,090,437 1,299,400 41.2 1.75 22 87.1 % 349,205,496 4.5 % 8,887,524,213 N.A.
2040 410,177,132 0.45 % 1,825,217 1,315,000 42.0 1.75 22 88.4 % 362,603,713 4.6 % 9,198,847,240 N.A.
2045 418,070,163 0.38 % 1,578,606 1,326,900 42.5 1.75 22 89.7 % 374,947,616 4.5 % 9,481,803,274 N.A.
2050 425,200,368 0.34 % 1,426,041 1,334,800 43.0 1.75 23 90.9 % 386,689,862 4.5 % 9,735,033,990 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 2019 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 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. 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 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.

Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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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