Top 10 Countries With the Highest Population

Have you ever wondered what the top 10 countries with the highest population count are? Well, read on because not only do I have the names of these countries, I also have the latest population counts…



10 – Japan (Current Estimated Population Count: 126,760,000)

Fact: In demographics, the world population is the total number of humans currently living. As of March 2017, it was estimated at 7.49 billion. The United Nations estimates it will further increase to 11.2 billion in the year 2100.


9 – Russia (Current Estimated Population Count: 146,804,372)

Fact: World population has experienced continuous growth since the end of the Great Famine of 1315–17 and the Black Death in 1350, when it was near 370 million.


8 – Bangladesh (Current Estimated Population Count: 162,296,000)

Fact: The highest population growth rates – global population increases above 1.8% per year – occurred between 1955-1975 peaking to 2.06% between 1965-1970.


7 – Nigeria (Current Estimated Population Count: 191,836,000)

Fact: The growth rate has declined to 1.18% between 2010-2015 and is projected to decline to 0.13% by the year 2100.

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6 – Pakistan (Current Estimated Population Count: 196,134,000)

Fact: Total annual births were highest in the late 1980s at about 139 million and are now expected to remain essentially constant at their 2011 level of 135 million, while deaths number 56 million per year and are expected to increase to 80 million per year by 2040.


5 – Brazil (Current Estimated Population Count: 207,376,000)

Fact: The median age of the world’s population was estimated to be 30.1 years in 2016, with the male median age estimated to be 29.4 years and female, 30.9 years


4 – Indonesia (Current Estimated Population Count: 263,510,000)

Fact: The 2012 UN projections show a continued increase in population in the near future with a steady decline in population growth rate; the global population is expected to reach between 8.3 and 10.9 billion by 2050.

United States

3 – United States (Current Estimated Population Count: 324,839,000)

Fact: Estimates on the total number of humans who have ever lived (for all time) range in the order of 106 to 108 billion.

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2 – India (Current Estimated Population Count: 1,314,740,000)

Fact: Six of the Earth’s seven continents are permanently inhabited on a large scale. Asia is the most populous continent, with its 4.3 billion inhabitants accounting for 60% of the world population.


1 – China (Current Estimated Population Count: 1,382,690,000)

Fact: The world’s two most populated countries alone, China and India, together constitute about 37% of the world’s population.

Author: Gus Barge

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