2020 World Population and Growth Projection

2020 World Population Projection

China is projected to maintain its position as the most populated country

The United Nations published their 2019 World Population Prospects which reported the live world population count and its projections in 2020 by countries and territories.

Similar to the 2019 World Population Count, China was projected to maintain its position as the most populated country in the world with a population of more than 1.4 billion. This was followed by India (1.38 Billion), United States (0.33 Billion), Indonesia (0.27 Billion), and Pakistan (0.22 Billion).

The least populated countries were Vatican City (809), Tokelau (1,350), Niue (1,618), Falkland Islands (3,483), and Montserrat (4,999).

Moreover, it is also worth noting that relative to the 2019 World Population, Niger, Bahrain, and Equatorial Guinea were the regions expected to have the highest population growth at a rate of more than 3.3%.

On the other hand, Puerto Rico, Wallis and Futuna, Lithuania, and Latvia were the regions projected to have more than 1% population decline.

2020 World Population Projection


Rank Country/TerritoryPopulationGrowth Rate
12020 World Population and Growth Projection 1China 1,439,323,774 0.38%
22020 World Population and Growth Projection 2India 1,380,004,385 0.98%
32020 World Population and Growth Projection 3United States of America 331,002,647 0.59%
42020 World Population and Growth Projection 4Indonesia 273,523,621 1.06%
52020 World Population and Growth Projection 5Pakistan 220,892,331 1.96%
62020 World Population and Growth Projection 6Brazil 212,559,409 0.71%
72020 World Population and Growth Projection 7Nigeria 206,139,587 2.51%
82020 World Population and Growth Projection 8Bangladesh 164,689,383 1%
92020 World Population and Growth Projection 9Russia 145,934,460 0.04%
102020 World Population and Growth Projection 10Mexico 128,932,753 1.05%
112020 World Population and Growth Projection 11Japan 126,476,458

-0.3%

122020 World Population and Growth Projection 12Ethiopia 114,963,583 2.51%
132020 World Population and Growth Projection 13Philippines 109,581,085 1.34%
142020 World Population and Growth Projection 14Egypt 102,334,403 1.9%
152020 World Population and Growth Projection 15Vietnam 97,338,583 0.9%
162020 World Population and Growth Projection 16Democratic Republic of the Congo 89,561,404 3.09%
172020 World Population and Growth Projection 17Turkey 84,339,067 1.08%
182020 World Population and Growth Projection 18Iran 83,992,953 1.28%
192020 World Population and Growth Projection 19Germany 83,783,945 0.32%
202020 World Population and Growth Projection 20Thailand 69,799,978 0.25%
212020 World Population and Growth Projection 21United Kingdom 67,886,004 0.52%
222020 World Population and Growth Projection 22France 65,273,512 0.22%
232020 World Population and Growth Projection 23Italy 60,461,828

-0.15%

242020 World Population and Growth Projection 24Tanzania 59,734,213 2.89%
252020 World Population and Growth Projection 25South Africa 59,308,690 1.27%
262020 World Population and Growth Projection 26Myanmar 54,409,794 0.67%
272020 World Population and Growth Projection 27Kenya 53,771,300 2.23%
282020 World Population and Growth Projection 28South Korea 51,269,183 0.09%
292020 World Population and Growth Projection 29Colombia 50,882,884 1.07%
302020 World Population and Growth Projection 30Spain 46,754,783 0.04%
312020 World Population and Growth Projection 31Uganda 45,741,000 3.22%
322020 World Population and Growth Projection 32Argentina 45,195,777 0.92%
332020 World Population and Growth Projection 33Algeria 43,851,043 1.82%
342020 World Population and Growth Projection 34Sudan 43,849,269 2.36%
352020 World Population and Growth Projection 35Ukraine 43,733,759

-0.59%

362020 World Population and Growth Projection 36Iraq 40,222,503 2.27%
372020 World Population and Growth Projection 37Afghanistan 38,928,341 2.28%
382020 World Population and Growth Projection 38Poland 37,846,605

-0.11%

392020 World Population and Growth Projection 39Canada 37,742,157 0.88%
402020 World Population and Growth Projection 40Morocco 36,910,558 1.19%
412020 World Population and Growth Projection 41Saudi Arabia 34,813,867 1.57%
422020 World Population and Growth Projection 42Uzbekistan 33,469,199 1.46%
432020 World Population and Growth Projection 43Peru 32,971,846 1.4%
442020 World Population and Growth Projection 44Angola 32,866,268 3.17%
452020 World Population and Growth Projection 45Malaysia 32,365,998 1.29%
462020 World Population and Growth Projection 46Mozambique 31,255,435 2.85%
472020 World Population and Growth Projection 47Ghana 31,072,945 2.11%
482020 World Population and Growth Projection 48Yemen 29,825,968 2.23%
492020 World Population and Growth Projection 49Nepal 29,136,808 1.81%
502020 World Population and Growth Projection 50Venezuela 28,435,943

-0.28%

512020 World Population and Growth Projection 51Madagascar 27,691,019 2.61%
522020 World Population and Growth Projection 52Cameroon 26,545,864 2.52%
532020 World Population and Growth Projection 53Côte d'Ivoire 26,378,275 2.51%
542020 World Population and Growth Projection 54North Korea 25,778,815 0.44%
552020 World Population and Growth Projection 55Australia 25,499,881 1.16%
562020 World Population and Growth Projection 56Niger 24,206,636 3.7%
572020 World Population and Growth Projection 57Taiwan 23,816,775 0.18%
582020 World Population and Growth Projection 58Sri Lanka 21,413,250 0.42%
592020 World Population and Growth Projection 59Burkina Faso 20,903,278 2.78%
602020 World Population and Growth Projection 60Mali 20,250,834 2.93%
612020 World Population and Growth Projection 61Romania 19,237,682

-0.66%

622020 World Population and Growth Projection 62Malawi 19,129,955 2.62%
632020 World Population and Growth Projection 63Chile 19,116,209 0.86%
642020 World Population and Growth Projection 64Kazakhstan 18,776,707 1.2%
652020 World Population and Growth Projection 65Zambia 18,383,956 2.84%
662020 World Population and Growth Projection 66Guatemala 17,915,567 1.86%
672020 World Population and Growth Projection 67Ecuador 17,643,060 1.53%
682020 World Population and Growth Projection 68Syria 17,500,657 2.46%
692020 World Population and Growth Projection 69Netherlands 17,134,873 0.22%
702020 World Population and Growth Projection 70Senegal 16,743,930 2.67%
712020 World Population and Growth Projection 52Cambodia 16,718,971 1.39%
722020 World Population and Growth Projection 61Chad 16,425,859 2.92%
732020 World Population and Growth Projection 73Somalia 15,893,219 2.83%
742020 World Population and Growth Projection 74Zimbabwe 14,862,927 1.46%
752020 World Population and Growth Projection 75Guinea 13,132,792 2.75%
762020 World Population and Growth Projection 76Rwanda 12,952,209 2.51%
772020 World Population and Growth Projection 77Benin 12,123,198 2.66%
782020 World Population and Growth Projection 78Burundi 11,890,781 3.03%
792020 World Population and Growth Projection 79Tunisia 11,818,618 1.05%
802020 World Population and Growth Projection 80Bolivia 11,673,029 1.37%
812020 World Population and Growth Projection 81Belgium 11,589,616 0.43%
822020 World Population and Growth Projection 82Haiti 11,402,533 1.22%
832020 World Population and Growth Projection 83Cuba 11,326,616

-0.06%

842020 World Population and Growth Projection 84South Sudan 11,193,729 1.18%
852020 World Population and Growth Projection 85Dominican Republic 10,847,904 1%
862020 World Population and Growth Projection 86Czech Republic 10,708,982 0.18%
872020 World Population and Growth Projection 87Greece 10,423,056

-0.48%

882020 World Population and Growth Projection 88Jordan 10,203,140 0.99%
892020 World Population and Growth Projection 89Portugal 10,196,707

-0.29%

902020 World Population and Growth Projection 90Azerbaijan 10,139,175 0.9%
912020 World Population and Growth Projection 91Sweden 10,099,270 0.62%
922020 World Population and Growth Projection 92Honduras 9,904,608 1.6%
932020 World Population and Growth Projection 93United Arab Emirates 9,890,400 1.21%
942020 World Population and Growth Projection 94Hungary 9,660,350

-0.25%

952020 World Population and Growth Projection 95Tajikistan 9,537,642 2.27%
962020 World Population and Growth Projection 96Belarus 9,449,321

-0.03%

972020 World Population and Growth Projection 97Austria 9,006,400 0.57%
982020 World Population and Growth Projection 98Papua New Guinea 8,947,027 1.91%
992020 World Population and Growth Projection 99Serbia 8,737,370

-0.4%

1002020 World Population and Growth Projection 100Israel 8,655,541 1.57%
1012020 World Population and Growth Projection 101Switzerland 8,654,618 0.73%
1022020 World Population and Growth Projection 102Togo 8,278,737 2.37%
1032020 World Population and Growth Projection 103Sierra Leone 7,976,985 2.05%
1042020 World Population and Growth Projection 104Hong Kong 7,496,988 0.81%
1052020 World Population and Growth Projection 105Laos 7,275,556 1.46%
1062020 World Population and Growth Projection 106Paraguay 7,132,530 1.23%
1072020 World Population and Growth Projection 107Bulgaria 6,948,445

-0.74%

1082020 World Population and Growth Projection 108Libya 6,871,287 1.37%
1092020 World Population and Growth Projection 109Lebanon 6,825,442

-0.44%

1102020 World Population and Growth Projection 110Nicaragua 6,624,554 1.19%
1112020 World Population and Growth Projection 111Kyrgyzstan 6,524,191 1.66%
1122020 World Population and Growth Projection 112El Salvador 6,486,201 0.5%
1132020 World Population and Growth Projection 113Turkmenistan 6,031,187 1.48%
1142020 World Population and Growth Projection 114Singapore 5,850,343 0.79%
1152020 World Population and Growth Projection 115Denmark 5,792,203 0.35%
1162020 World Population and Growth Projection 116Finland 5,540,718 0.15%
1172020 World Population and Growth Projection 117Republic of the Congo 5,518,092 2.49%
1182020 World Population and Growth Projection 118Slovakia 5,459,643 0.05%
1192020 World Population and Growth Projection 119Norway 5,421,242 0.78%
1202020 World Population and Growth Projection 120Oman 5,106,622 2.58%
1212020 World Population and Growth Projection 121Palestine 5,101,416 2.35%
1222020 World Population and Growth Projection 122Costa Rica 5,094,114 0.91%
1232020 World Population and Growth Projection 105Liberia 5,057,677 2.38%
1242020 World Population and Growth Projection 124Ireland 4,937,796 1.12%
1252020 World Population and Growth Projection 125Central African Republic 4,829,764 1.75%
1262020 World Population and Growth Projection 126New Zealand 4,822,233 0.81%
1272020 World Population and Growth Projection 127Mauritania 4,649,660 2.67%
1282020 World Population and Growth Projection 128Panama 4,314,768 1.58%
1292020 World Population and Growth Projection 109Kuwait 4,270,563 1.49%
1302020 World Population and Growth Projection 130Croatia 4,105,268

-0.61%

1312020 World Population and Growth Projection 131Moldova 4,033,963

-0.23%

1322020 World Population and Growth Projection 132Georgia 3,989,175

-0.19%

1332020 World Population and Growth Projection 133Eritrea 3,546,427 1.39%
1342020 World Population and Growth Projection 134Uruguay 3,473,727 0.35%
1352020 World Population and Growth Projection 135Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,280,815

-0.62%

1362020 World Population and Growth Projection 136Mongolia 3,278,292 1.62%
1372020 World Population and Growth Projection 137Armenia 2,963,234 0.19%
1382020 World Population and Growth Projection 138Jamaica 2,961,161 0.44%
1392020 World Population and Growth Projection 139Qatar 2,881,060 1.7%
1402020 World Population and Growth Projection 140Albania 2,877,800

-0.11%

1412020 World Population and Growth Projection 141Puerto Rico 2,860,840

-2.54%

1422020 World Population and Growth Projection 142Lithuania 2,722,291

-1.37%

1432020 World Population and Growth Projection 143Namibia 2,540,916 1.83%
1442020 World Population and Growth Projection 144Gambia 2,416,664 2.85%
1452020 World Population and Growth Projection 145Botswana 2,351,625 2.04%
1462020 World Population and Growth Projection 146Gabon 2,225,728 2.39%
1472020 World Population and Growth Projection 111Lesotho 2,142,252 0.79%
1482020 World Population and Growth Projection 148North Macedonia 2,083,380 0%
1492020 World Population and Growth Projection 149Slovenia 2,078,932 0.01%
1502020 World Population and Growth Projection 150Guinea-Bissau 1,967,998 2.39%
1512020 World Population and Growth Projection 108Latvia 1,886,202

-1.09%

1522020 World Population and Growth Projection 152Bahrain 1,701,583 3.55%
1532020 World Population and Growth Projection 153Equatorial Guinea 1,402,985 3.35%
1542020 World Population and Growth Projection 154Trinidad and Tobago 1,399,491 0.32%
1552020 World Population and Growth Projection 155Estonia 1,326,539 0.07%
1562020 World Population and Growth Projection 156Timor-Leste 1,318,442 1.92%
1572020 World Population and Growth Projection 157Mauritius 1,271,767 0.16%
1582020 World Population and Growth Projection 158Cyprus 1,207,361 0.73%
1592020 World Population and Growth Projection 159Eswatini 1,160,164 1.04%
1602020 World Population and Growth Projection 160Djibouti 988,002 1.46%
1612020 World Population and Growth Projection 161Fiji 896,444 0.72%
1622020 World Population and Growth Projection 22Reunion 895,308 0.71%
1632020 World Population and Growth Projection 163Comoros 869,595 2.15%
1642020 World Population and Growth Projection 164Guyana 786,559 0.48%
1652020 World Population and Growth Projection 165Bhutan 771,612 1.1%
1662020 World Population and Growth Projection 166Solomon Islands 686,878 2.48%
1672020 World Population and Growth Projection 167Macau 649,342 1.37%
1682020 World Population and Growth Projection 168Montenegro 628,062 0.01%
1692020 World Population and Growth Projection 169Luxembourg 625,976 1.64%
1702020 World Population and Growth Projection 170Western Sahara 597,330 2.49%
1712020 World Population and Growth Projection 171Suriname 586,634 0.9%
1722020 World Population and Growth Projection 172Cape Verde 555,988 1.09%
1732020 World Population and Growth Projection 173Maldives 540,542 1.77%
1742020 World Population and Growth Projection 174Malta 441,539 0.26%
1752020 World Population and Growth Projection 175Brunei Darussalam 437,483 0.96%
1762020 World Population and Growth Projection 22Guadeloupe 400,127 0.02%
1772020 World Population and Growth Projection 177Belize 397,621 1.83%
1782020 World Population and Growth Projection 178Bahamas 393,248 0.96%
1792020 World Population and Growth Projection 179Martinique 375,265

-0.08%

1802020 World Population and Growth Projection 180Iceland 341,250 0.65%
1812020 World Population and Growth Projection 181Vanuatu 307,150 2.37%
1822020 World Population and Growth Projection 182French Guiana 298,682 2.63%
1832020 World Population and Growth Projection 183Barbados 287,371 0.12%
1842020 World Population and Growth Projection 184New Caledonia 285,491 0.96%
1852020 World Population and Growth Projection 185French Polynesia 280,904 0.58%
1862020 World Population and Growth Projection 22Mayotte 272,813 2.44%
1872020 World Population and Growth Projection 187São Tomé and Príncipe 219,161 1.88%
1882020 World Population and Growth Projection 188Samoa 198,410 0.66%
1892020 World Population and Growth Projection 189Saint Lucia 183,629 0.45%
190-Channel Islands 173,859 0.92%
1912020 World Population and Growth Projection 190Guam 168,783 0.88%
1922020 World Population and Growth Projection 191Curacao 164,100 0.41%
1932020 World Population and Growth Projection 192Kiribati 119,446 1.54%
1942020 World Population and Growth Projection 193Micronesia 115,021 1.05%
1952020 World Population and Growth Projection 194Grenada 112,519 0.46%
1962020 World Population and Growth Projection 195Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 110,947 0.32%
1972020 World Population and Growth Projection 196Aruba 106,766 0.43%
1982020 World Population and Growth Projection 197Tonga 105,697 1.14%
1992020 World Population and Growth Projection 198United States Virgin Islands 104,423

-0.15%

2002020 World Population and Growth Projection 199Seychelles 98,340 0.61%
2012020 World Population and Growth Projection 200Antigua and Barbuda 97,928 0.83%
2022020 World Population and Growth Projection 201Isle of Man 85,032 0.52%
2032020 World Population and Growth Projection 202Andorra 77,265 0.15%
2042020 World Population and Growth Projection 203Dominica 71,991 0.25%
2052020 World Population and Growth Projection 204Cayman Islands 65,720 1.17%
2062020 World Population and Growth Projection 205Bermuda 62,273

-0.38%

2072020 World Population and Growth Projection 206Marshall Islands 59,194 0.68%
2082020 World Population and Growth Projection 207Northern Mariana Islands 57,557 0.6%
2092020 World Population and Growth Projection 208Greenland 56,772 0.2%
2102020 World Population and Growth Projection 209American Samoa 55,197

-0.21%

2112020 World Population and Growth Projection 210Saint Kitts and Nevis 53,192 0.67%
2122020 World Population and Growth Projection 211Faroe Islands 48,865 0.38%
2132020 World Population and Growth Projection 212Sint Maarten 42,882 1.15%
2142020 World Population and Growth Projection 213Monaco 39,244 0.71%
2152020 World Population and Growth Projection 214Turks and Caicos Islands 38,718 1.35%
2162020 World Population and Growth Projection 215Saint Martin 38,659 1.7%
2172020 World Population and Growth Projection 216Liechtenstein 38,137 0.31%
2182020 World Population and Growth Projection 217San Marino 33,938 0.22%
2192020 World Population and Growth Projection 218Gibraltar 33,691

-0.04%

2202020 World Population and Growth Projection 219British Virgin Islands 30,237 0.67%
2212020 World Population and Growth Projection 69Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 26,221 0.91%
2222020 World Population and Growth Projection 221Palau 18,092 0.5%
2232020 World Population and Growth Projection 222Cook Islands 17,564 0.1%
2242020 World Population and Growth Projection 223Anguilla 15,002 0.87%
2252020 World Population and Growth Projection 224Tuvalu 11,792 1.16%
2262020 World Population and Growth Projection 225Wallis and Futuna 11,246

-1.69%

2272020 World Population and Growth Projection 226Nauru 10,834 0.65%
2282020 World Population and Growth Projection 227Saint Barthélemy 9,885 0.32%
2292020 World Population and Growth Projection 228Saint Helena 6,071 0.16%
2302020 World Population and Growth Projection 229Saint Pierre and Miquelon 5,795

-0.45%

2312020 World Population and Growth Projection 230Montserrat 4,999 0.16%
2322020 World Population and Growth Projection 231Falkland Islands 3,483 3.19%
2332020 World Population and Growth Projection 232Niue 1,618 0.25%
2342020 World Population and Growth Projection 233Tokelau 1,350 1.48%
2352020 World Population and Growth Projection 234Vatican City809

-0.74%


 

Source: United Nations
Full report: World Population Prospects 2019