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World Population Hits 8 Billion, Heading To 10 Billion: United Nations

At a glance

  • World Population Prospects 2020: the world’s population will have grown to 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050, and will peak at 10.4 billion by 2080.
  • The population is forecasted to remain at 10.4 billion until 2100.
  • The report projects that the world’s population increase will mostly be concentrated in eight countries: Pakistan, the Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria, India, Ethiopia, Congo, and Egypt. The countries in sub-Saharan Africa alone are expected to contribute more than half of the increase.

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