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Top 10 Countries With The Highest Population

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According to a recent study, China and India are the two most populous countries, with both now having more than a billion residents. They are followed by the United States, which sits in the third position, with a population of about 330,000 residents. Furthermore, the list of top 10 countries with the highest population in the world was recently compiled by Worldometers, based on the latest United Nations data. Currently, the total population in the world is over 7.8 billion people. Speaking of the top 10 countries, they make up about 58% of the world’s population, with a total of 4.51 billion people. In case you’re interested in the list of top 10 countries with the highest population in the world, you can check below for it.

The Top 10 Countries With The Highest Population In The World – 2020 List

Top 10 Countries With The Highest Population

1- China (1.44 Billion Residents)

Sitting on the first position on the list of top 10 countries with the highest population in the world is China. Currently, the East Asian country has a total of 1,439,323,776 residents, making up 18.47% of the world’s population. Furthermore, China’s population is likely to reach its peak by 2030. That’s partly because of its shrinking workforce. Apart from that, the prediction also comes because of the country’s over-65 years population of about 240 million.

Top 10 Countries With The Highest Population

2- India (1.38 Billion Residents)

With a population of 1,380,004,385 people, India sits in the second position on the list of top 10 countries with the highest population in the world. As for the South Asian country’s growth rate, it has seen a decline in the past few decades. That’s so because of a few factors, including growing urbanization and increasing alleviation of poverty. Even with that, the country is still growing faster than China. Also, according to predictions, India is expected to surpass China and become the world’s most populous country by 2030.

Top 10 Countries With The Highest Population

3- USA (331.4 Million Residents)

The US is the third on the list of top 10 countries with the highest population in the world. Currently, the country has a population of 331,386,131 residents, which makes up about 4.25% of the world’s population. Unlike the first two countries, the US population is expected to keep growing, with no sign of decreasing, throughout the century. Furthermore, according to forecasts, the country will likely surpass a population of 380 million by 2050.

Top 10 Countries With The Highest Population

4- Indonesia (273.5 Million Residents)

Currently, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world. According to Worldometers, the country has a total of 274,068,991 residents, which is about 3.51% of the world’s population. According to several predictions, the country will likely reach its peak by 2067, with a population of 337.38 million.

Top 10 Countries With The Highest Population

5- Pakistan (221.7 Million Residents)

With a total population of 221,683,215 people, Pakistan sits on the fifth position on the list of top 10 countries with the highest population in the world. Furthermore, the country has a total land area of 297,638 sq. miles and a population density of 742 people per sq. mile. According to predictions, based on the current population projection, the country is likely to reach its peak in 2092, with a total population of 404.68 million people.

6- Brazil (212.9 Million Residents)

Brazil currently has a total population of 212,858,516 residents, which is equivalent to 2.73% of the world’s population. The country also has a total land area of 3,227,095 sq. miles. Also, it has a population density of 66 people per sq. mile. Furthermore, the South American country will likely reach its peak of 229.6 million in 2045.

7- Nigeria (207.2 Million Residents)

With a population of 201,176,254 residents, Nigeria sits on the seventh position on the list of top 10 countries with the highest population in the world. Furthermore, the West African country is the most populous in Africa. According to the UN, the country’s population will likely reach 401.31 million by 2050. Also, that’s likely going to see a significant increase to over 728 million in 2100, based on the current projection.

8- Bangladesh (165 Million Residents)

Bangladesh sits in the eighth position on the list of top 10 countries with the highest population in the world. Currently, the South Asia country has a total population of 165,015,239 people, which is about 2.11% of the world’s population. In 2053, the country will likely reach its peak, with a population of 192.78 million.

9- Russia (145.9 Million Residents)

With a population of about 145,946,547 people, Russia makes up about 1.87% of the world’s population. As such, it’s the ninth most populous country in the world today. According to predictions, the country will likely reach its peak at the end of this year. After that, it’ll start to see a decline in its population.

10- Mexico (129.2 Million Residents)

Last on our list of top 10 countries with the highest population in the world is Mexico. The North American country currently has a population of about 129,202,221 people, which is equivalent to 1.65% of the world’s population. Furthermore, according to predictions, the country will likely reach its peak of 157.2 million people, at the end of 2062.

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