October 20, 2019

Reference: U.S. Census Estimates 7.58 Billion People on Earth on World Population Day (July 11, 2019)

From the U.S. Census:

Annual World Population Growth Slowing, Projected to Soon Slip Below 1% for First Time Since 1950

World population is estimated to reach 7.58 billion this month as World Population Day is celebrated on July 11 but the U.S. Census Bureau is projecting another milestone: Annual population growth will slip under 1.0% in 2020-2021 for the first time since 1950.

The United Nations declared July 11 as World Population Day in 1989, two years after world population crossed the 5 billion mark.

The U.S. Census Bureau’s International Data Base, which estimates that 7.58 billion people will be on the planet on that day, shows that world population increased by more than 50% in the 32 years since the Day of Five Billion in 1987.

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