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Population Year 2050

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In 2050 the world population is estimated to have reached 9.8 billion.

India will then be the largest country by population (1.7 billion), followed by China (1.4 billion). The USA will no longer be the third-largest country in the world. This position will then be taken by Nigeria, with a population of 411 million.


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Technical Notes

This map shows the predicted distribution for the estimated world population in 2050.

Data sources
This map uses data from the United World Population Prospects, 2017 Revision (last accessed March 2018). All estimates are based on the ‘medium variant‘ (the middle of a range of estimated populations) projections.

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