Population: World

Growth Rate in the World

World Yearly Population Growth Rate
Year Growth Rate (%) Growth
1950 None
1951 1.877 47,603,209
1952 1.812 46,827,463
1953 1.777 46,747,371
1954 1.764 47,237,693
1955 1.768 48,173,161
1956 1.782 49,423,339
1957 1.802 50,862,804
1958 1.823 52,380,622
1959 1.842 53,889,467
1960 1.858 55,373,568
1961 1.875 56,893,798
1962 1.895 58,577,248
1963 1.923 60,580,185
1964 1.961 62,977,326
1965 2.004 65,605,238
1966 2.046 68,339,121
1967 2.079 70,847,473
1968 2.094 72,829,332
1969 2.086 74,081,529
1970 2.062 74,756,077
1971 2.036 75,322,988
1972 2.010 75,890,558
1973 1.977 76,129,931
1974 1.935 76,013,659
1975 1.890 75,686,296
1976 1.843 75,186,353
1977 1.801 74,839,092
1978 1.774 75,027,680
1979 1.765 75,972,586
1980 1.769 77,497,281
1981 1.772 78,993,153
1982 1.772 80,389,907
1983 1.780 82,182,661
1984 1.797 84,442,330
1985 1.817 86,910,149
1986 1.840 89,646,334
1987 1.854 91,953,998
1988 1.839 92,903,996
1989 1.788 92,015,440
1990 1.714 89,789,608
1991 1.634 87,058,341
1992 1.563 84,630,510
1993 1.504 82,677,705
1994 1.461 81,552,830
1995 1.431 81,062,502
1996 1.405 80,679,002
1997 1.376 80,153,715
1998 1.351 79,748,428
1999 1.327 79,444,959
2000 1.307 79,254,772
2001 1.288 79,132,725
2002 1.272 79,146,641
2003 1.260 79,411,969
2004 1.253 79,974,250
2005 1.250 80,747,565
2006 1.248 81,610,961
2007 1.244 82,428,726
2008 1.240 83,142,029
2009 1.233 83,678,316
2010 1.223 84,056,600
2011 1.213 84,370,580
2012 1.202 84,633,789
2013 1.189 84,754,084
2014 1.175 84,708,718
2015 1.158 84,506,208
2016 1.141 84,224,967
2017 1.123 83,836,966
2018 1.103 83,232,213
2019 1.079 82,377,093
2020 1.054 81,330,523
2021 1.028 80,167,271
Year Growth Rate (%) Growth
Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, World Population Projection, 2019 (retrieved in September 2020)