Average annual 20th century population growth peaked in 1987 at approximately 92.3 million people, but the average annual 20th century growth rate peaked in 1967 at 2.11 percent of the previous year's population. Populat... More »

As of July 2015, the world population was estimated to be greater than 7.2 billion. The most populous country was China, with more than 1.3 billion people, followed by India, with more than 1.2 billion people. The third ... More »

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As of 2016, interesting world population statistics include the fact that the total number of people on Earth is over 7.3 billion, and this number increases by more than one person per second. The five most populous coun... More »

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The explosive population growth of the late 18th century provided both the supply and the demand that fueled the Industrial Revolution. As living conditions improved, infant mortality decreased and life expectancy increa... More »

China's so-called one child policy has had the effect of drastically reducing the birth rate and controlling population growth while causing distress and disruption at the personal level. China formally announced plans t... More »

The basic equation for calculating population growth multiplies the population size by the per capita growth rate, which is calculated by subtracting the per capita death rate from the per capita birth rate. This simplis... More »

Populations grow exponentially when they can maintain a constant growth rate percentage and can leverage the steady increase in population. Exponential growth of various species have been seen throughout Earth's history. More »