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
1China 1,439,323,774 0.38%
2India 1,380,004,385 0.98%
3United States of America 331,002,647 0.59%
4Indonesia 273,523,621 1.06%
5Pakistan 220,892,331 1.96%
6Brazil 212,559,409 0.71%
7Nigeria 206,139,587 2.51%
8Bangladesh 164,689,383 1%
9Russia 145,934,460 0.04%
10Mexico 128,932,753 1.05%
11Japan 126,476,458

-0.3%

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

-0.15%

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

-0.59%

36Iraq 40,222,503 2.27%
37Afghanistan 38,928,341 2.28%
38Poland 37,846,605

-0.11%

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

-0.28%

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

-0.66%

62Malawi 19,129,955 2.62%
63Chile 19,116,209 0.86%
64Kazakhstan 18,776,707 1.2%
65Zambia 18,383,956 2.84%
66Guatemala 17,915,567 1.86%
67Ecuador 17,643,060 1.53%
68Syria 17,500,657 2.46%
69Netherlands 17,134,873 0.22%
70Senegal 16,743,930 2.67%
71Cambodia 16,718,971 1.39%
72Chad 16,425,859 2.92%
73Somalia 15,893,219 2.83%
74Zimbabwe 14,862,927 1.46%
75Guinea 13,132,792 2.75%
76Rwanda 12,952,209 2.51%
77Benin 12,123,198 2.66%
78Burundi 11,890,781 3.03%
79Tunisia 11,818,618 1.05%
80Bolivia 11,673,029 1.37%
81Belgium 11,589,616 0.43%
82Haiti 11,402,533 1.22%
83Cuba 11,326,616

-0.06%

84South Sudan 11,193,729 1.18%
85Dominican Republic 10,847,904 1%
86Czech Republic 10,708,982 0.18%
87Greece 10,423,056

-0.48%

88Jordan 10,203,140 0.99%
89Portugal 10,196,707

-0.29%

90Azerbaijan 10,139,175 0.9%
91Sweden 10,099,270 0.62%
92Honduras 9,904,608 1.6%
93United Arab Emirates 9,890,400 1.21%
94Hungary 9,660,350

-0.25%

95Tajikistan 9,537,642 2.27%
96Belarus 9,449,321

-0.03%

97Austria 9,006,400 0.57%
98Papua New Guinea 8,947,027 1.91%
99Serbia 8,737,370

-0.4%

100Israel 8,655,541 1.57%
101Switzerland 8,654,618 0.73%
102Togo 8,278,737 2.37%
103Sierra Leone 7,976,985 2.05%
104Hong Kong 7,496,988 0.81%
105Laos 7,275,556 1.46%
106Paraguay 7,132,530 1.23%
107Bulgaria 6,948,445

-0.74%

108Libya 6,871,287 1.37%
109Lebanon 6,825,442

-0.44%

110Nicaragua 6,624,554 1.19%
111Kyrgyzstan 6,524,191 1.66%
112El Salvador 6,486,201 0.5%
113Turkmenistan 6,031,187 1.48%
114Singapore 5,850,343 0.79%
115Denmark 5,792,203 0.35%
116Finland 5,540,718 0.15%
117Republic of the Congo 5,518,092 2.49%
118Slovakia 5,459,643 0.05%
119Norway 5,421,242 0.78%
120Oman 5,106,622 2.58%
121Palestine 5,101,416 2.35%
122Costa Rica 5,094,114 0.91%
123Liberia 5,057,677 2.38%
124Ireland 4,937,796 1.12%
125Central African Republic 4,829,764 1.75%
126New Zealand 4,822,233 0.81%
127Mauritania 4,649,660 2.67%
128Panama 4,314,768 1.58%
129Kuwait 4,270,563 1.49%
130Croatia 4,105,268

-0.61%

131Moldova 4,033,963

-0.23%

132Georgia 3,989,175

-0.19%

133Eritrea 3,546,427 1.39%
134Uruguay 3,473,727 0.35%
135Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,280,815

-0.62%

136Mongolia 3,278,292 1.62%
137Armenia 2,963,234 0.19%
138Jamaica 2,961,161 0.44%
139Qatar 2,881,060 1.7%
140Albania 2,877,800

-0.11%

141Puerto Rico 2,860,840

-2.54%

142Lithuania 2,722,291

-1.37%

143Namibia 2,540,916 1.83%
144Gambia 2,416,664 2.85%
145Botswana 2,351,625 2.04%
146Gabon 2,225,728 2.39%
147Lesotho 2,142,252 0.79%
148North Macedonia 2,083,380 0%
149Slovenia 2,078,932 0.01%
150Guinea-Bissau 1,967,998 2.39%
151Latvia 1,886,202

-1.09%

152Bahrain 1,701,583 3.55%
153Equatorial Guinea 1,402,985 3.35%
154Trinidad and Tobago 1,399,491 0.32%
155Estonia 1,326,539 0.07%
156Timor-Leste 1,318,442 1.92%
157Mauritius 1,271,767 0.16%
158Cyprus 1,207,361 0.73%
159Eswatini 1,160,164 1.04%
160Djibouti 988,002 1.46%
161Fiji 896,444 0.72%
162Reunion 895,308 0.71%
163Comoros 869,595 2.15%
164Guyana 786,559 0.48%
165Bhutan 771,612 1.1%
166Solomon Islands 686,878 2.48%
167Macau 649,342 1.37%
168Montenegro 628,062 0.01%
169Luxembourg 625,976 1.64%
170Western Sahara 597,330 2.49%
171Suriname 586,634 0.9%
172Cape Verde 555,988 1.09%
173Maldives 540,542 1.77%
174Malta 441,539 0.26%
175Brunei Darussalam 437,483 0.96%
176Guadeloupe 400,127 0.02%
177Belize 397,621 1.83%
178Bahamas 393,248 0.96%
179Martinique 375,265

-0.08%

180Iceland 341,250 0.65%
181Vanuatu 307,150 2.37%
182French Guiana 298,682 2.63%
183Barbados 287,371 0.12%
184New Caledonia 285,491 0.96%
185French Polynesia 280,904 0.58%
186Mayotte 272,813 2.44%
187São Tomé and Príncipe 219,161 1.88%
188Samoa 198,410 0.66%
189Saint Lucia 183,629 0.45%
190-Channel Islands 173,859 0.92%
191Guam 168,783 0.88%
192Curacao 164,100 0.41%
193Kiribati 119,446 1.54%
194Micronesia 115,021 1.05%
195Grenada 112,519 0.46%
196Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 110,947 0.32%
197Aruba 106,766 0.43%
198Tonga 105,697 1.14%
199United States Virgin Islands 104,423

-0.15%

200Seychelles 98,340 0.61%
201Antigua and Barbuda 97,928 0.83%
202Isle of Man 85,032 0.52%
203Andorra 77,265 0.15%
204Dominica 71,991 0.25%
205Cayman Islands 65,720 1.17%
206Bermuda 62,273

-0.38%

207Marshall Islands 59,194 0.68%
208Northern Mariana Islands 57,557 0.6%
209Greenland 56,772 0.2%
210American Samoa 55,197

-0.21%

211Saint Kitts and Nevis 53,192 0.67%
212Faroe Islands 48,865 0.38%
213Sint Maarten 42,882 1.15%
214Monaco 39,244 0.71%
215Turks and Caicos Islands 38,718 1.35%
216Saint Martin 38,659 1.7%
217Liechtenstein 38,137 0.31%
218San Marino 33,938 0.22%
219Gibraltar 33,691

-0.04%

220British Virgin Islands 30,237 0.67%
221Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 26,221 0.91%
222Palau 18,092 0.5%
223Cook Islands 17,564 0.1%
224Anguilla 15,002 0.87%
225Tuvalu 11,792 1.16%
226Wallis and Futuna 11,246

-1.69%

227Nauru 10,834 0.65%
228Saint Barthélemy 9,885 0.32%
229Saint Helena 6,071 0.16%
230Saint Pierre and Miquelon 5,795

-0.45%

231Montserrat 4,999 0.16%
232Falkland Islands 3,483 3.19%
233Niue 1,618 0.25%
234Tokelau 1,350 1.48%
235Vatican City809

-0.74%


 

Source: United Nations
Full report: World Population Prospects 2019