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In 2022 the World Population Surpassed 8 billion People

On November 15th of 2022 the current world population hit 8 billion people. 11 years after the reccord of 7 billion people walking the earth, was set.

In 2037, the world population is projected to reach 9 billion people. Followed by a record of 10 billion people in the year 2058.

The World Population Continues to Grow in 2023

According to the latest data, around 215,000 people is added to the total world population each day. This means that around 215,000 more people walk the earth today, when compared to yesterday.

On July 1, 2023, the total world population will be 8,045,311,448. That is 70,206,292 people more when compare to the same time previous year. A 0.88% increase of world population when compared to July 1, 2022.

Out of these 8,045,311,448 people, 4,042,987,696 are male and 4,002,323,752 are female.

Between 2040-2050 the Global Fertility Rate Will Fall Below the Replacement Rate

Somewhere between the year 2040-2050 the effective total global fertility rate is projected to fall below the replacement rate. Which is roughly 2.1 children per woman. This event will lead to the start of the stabilization of the world population.

In 2023, the global total fertility rate is 2.3118 births per woman. With the total fertility rate varying heavily from country to country and continent to continent.

The country with the highest total fertility rate for the year is 🇳🇪 Niger with a TFR of 6.66 births per woman. Closely followed by 🇹🇩 Chad with a fertility rate of 6.12 births per woman.

The country with the lowest total fertility rate for the year was 🇭🇰 China, Hong Kong SAR with 0.77 births per woman. Followed by 🇰🇷 Republic of Korea with a fertility rate of 0.88 births per woman, and 🇻🇦 Holy See with 1.0 child born per woman, on average.

The continent with the highest fertility was Africa with a total fertility rate of 4.1843 births per woman on average. While Europe having the lowest fertility rate of them all, only seeing 1.5038 children born per woman.

The Positive Population Growth of the World will Continue to the Year 2086

A steady population growth of the world will continue to the year 2086, when the global population will peak at 10,430,926,281 people. According to the latest projection made by the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects.

That is 2,385,614,833 more people than what the current world population is estimated to be on July 1, 2023.

2086 will also be the year when the world sees the first negative population growth rate of -0.002%. This negative trend in population growth is projected to continue well beyond the turn of the century.

Data Source

The data used by to count the current world population in real-time is based on the latest data from the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022 (medium fertility variant, with future projections).