Global Population Hits 8 Billion

People crowd a market place for Diwali festival shopping in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. Authorities in New Delhi have banned firecrackers and are appealing to people to celebrate the Hindu festival of lights at home. Coronavirus infections have been rising in the capital and authorities are worried large festival crowds will worsen the virus situation.(AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

At a glance

  • The global population hit a new record of 8 billion on Tuesday, according to estimates by the United Nations.
  • This mark comes 11 years after the world hit 7 billion total citizens.
  • A peak population of around 10.4 billion people is projected during the 2080s.

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