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Current World Population

Current World Population and World Population Growth Since the Year One

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A woman talks on her cell phone as a passenger jet flies over the Jari Mari slum before landing at Mumbai Airport, on February 3, 2009 in Mumbai, India.

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Updated April 10, 2014
The world population has grown tremendously over the past two thousand years. In 1999, the world population passed the six billion mark.

Latest official current world population estimate, for mid-year 2013, is estimated at 7,095,217,980.

The chart below shows past world population data back to the year one and future world population projections through the year 2083.

World Population Growth

Year Population
1 200 million
1000 275 million
1500 450 million
1650 500 million
1750 700 million
1804 1 billion
1850 1.2 billion
1900 1.6 billion
1927 2 billion
1950 2.55 billion
1955 2.8 billion
1960 3 billion
1965 3.3 billion
1970 3.7 billion
1975 4 billion
1980 4.5 billion
1985 4.85 billion
1990 5.3 billion
1995 5.7 billion
1999 6 billion
2006 6.5 billion
2009 6.8 billion
2011 7 billion
2025 8 billion
2043 9 billion
2083 10 billion

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