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Sustainable Society:  A society that balances the environment, other life forms, and human interactions over an indefinite time period.

 

 

 

 

 


 

World Population:

History and Growth

 
World Population Summary Chart
 
Population Pyramids
Two examples are presented: High growth and low (or no) growth.
The pyramid shape suggests the time required to stop its growth.
(Click on image to enlarge.)
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Population and Land
Pop and Ag Land PAI.jpg (37984 bytes)
 
Projections
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 world_pop_projections.gif (7444 bytes)
 
 1950-2050*
      Year         Population       Rate (%)     Change        Increase
     1950       2,555,078,074        1.47       37,783,610
     1951       2,592,861,684        1.61       42,057,724
     1952       2,634,919,408        1.71       45,334,288
     1953       2,680,253,696        1.77       47,968,370
     1954       2,728,222,066        1.87       51,447,715       212,144,000

     1955       2,779,669,781        1.89       52,953,889
     1956       2,832,623,670        1.95       55,820,377
     1957       2,888,444,047        1.94       56,498,740
     1958       2,944,942,787        1.76       52,326,211
     1959       2,997,268,998        1.39       42,063,403       269,047,000

     1960       3,039,332,401        1.33       40,781,960
     1961       3,080,114,361        1.80       56,083,390
     1962       3,136,197,751        2.19       69,508,948
     1963       3,205,706,699        2.19       71,110,065
     1964       3,276,816,764        2.08       69,021,089       279,548,000

     1965       3,345,837,853        2.08       70,227,393
     1966       3,416,065,246        2.02       69,742,104
     1967       3,485,807,350        2.04       71,868,340
     1968       3,557,675,690        2.08       74,665,661
     1969       3,632,341,351        2.05       75,268,761       355,525,000

     1970       3,707,610,112        2.07       77,580,647
     1971       3,785,190,759        2.01       77,006,527
     1972       3,862,197,286        1.96       76,511,302
     1973       3,938,708,588        1.91       75,889,828
     1974       4,014,598,416        1.82       73,625,631       382,257,000

     1975       4,088,224,047        1.75       72,167,756
     1976       4,160,391,803        1.73       72,536,792
     1977       4,232,928,595        1.70       72,474,692
     1978       4,305,403,287        1.74       75,373,540
     1979       4,380,776,827        1.72       75,928,390       366,178,000

     1980       4,456,705,217        1.70       76,259,715
     1981       4,532,964,932        1.76       80,436,954
     1982       4,613,401,886        1.73       80,530,264
     1983       4,693,932,150        1.68       79,634,655
     1984       4,773,566,805        1.68       81,036,085       392,790,000

     1985       4,854,602,890        1.70       83,004,818
     1986       4,937,607,708        1.73       85,962,468
     1987       5,023,570,176        1.71       86,583,085
     1988       5,110,153,261        1.67       86,179,948
     1989       5,196,333,209        1.67       87,422,136       422,766,000

     1990       5,283,755,345        1.56       83,182,744
     1991       5,366,938,089        1.53       82,725,730
     1992       5,449,663,819        1.48       81,337,993
     1993       5,531,001,812        1.44       79,976,536
     1994       5,610,978,348        1.41       79,887,428       414,645,000

     1995       5,690,865,776        1.36       77,746,508
     1996       5,768,612,284        1.35       78,192,518
     1997       5,846,804,802        1.32       77,770,099
     1998       5,924,574,901        1.31       77,934,526
     1999       6,002,509,427        1.29       77,632,256       391,531,000

     2000       6,080,141,683        1.26       77,258,877
     2001       6,157,400,560        1.24       76,849,827
     2002       6,234,250,387        1.22       76,299,210
     2003       6,310,549,597        1.19       75,477,418
     2004       6,386,027,015        1.16       74,526,549       383,518,000

     2005       6,460,553,564        1.14       73,759,794
     2006       6,534,313,358        1.12       73,307,780
     2007       6,607,621,138        1.10       72,774,552
     2008       6,680,395,690        1.07       72,012,218
     2009       6,752,407,908        1.05       71,226,645       366,381,000

     2010       6,823,634,553        1.03       70,770,206
     2011       6,894,404,759        1.02       70,638,751
     2012       6,965,043,510        1.01       70,466,862
     2013       7,035,510,372        0.99       70,232,623
     2014       7,105,742,995        0.98       69,932,071       353,335,000

     2015       7,175,675,066        0.97       69,613,925
     2016       7,245,288,991        0.95       69,172,133
     2017       7,314,461,124        0.93       68,537,288
     2018       7,382,998,412        0.92       67,877,546
     2019       7,450,875,958        0.90       67,134,642       345,133,000

     2020       7,518,010,600        0.88       66,371,114
     2021       7,584,381,714        0.86       65,530,746
     2022       7,649,912,460        0.84       64,563,881
     2023       7,714,476,341        0.82       63,596,837
     2024       7,778,073,178        0.80       62,587,177       327,197,000

     2025       7,840,660,355        0.78       61,682,010
     2026       7,902,342,365        0.77       60,869,928
     2027       7,963,212,293        0.75       59,981,878
     2028       8,023,194,171        0.73       59,060,143
     2029       8,082,254,314        0.72       58,089,926       304,181,000

     2030       8,140,344,240        0.70       57,189,977
     2031       8,197,534,217        0.68       56,329,702
     2032       8,253,863,919        0.67       55,336,454
     2033       8,309,200,373        0.65       54,292,787
     2034       8,363,493,160        0.63       53,249,118       281,239,000

     2035       8,416,742,278        0.62       52,278,271
     2036       8,469,020,549        0.60       51,366,513
     2037       8,520,387,062        0.59       50,352,314
     2038       8,570,739,376        0.57       49,313,531
     2039       8,620,052,907        0.56       48,338,547       256,560,000

     2040       8,668,391,454        0.55       47,462,555
     2041       8,715,854,009        0.53       46,648,317
     2042       8,762,502,326        0.52       45,741,361
     2043       8,808,243,687        0.51       44,825,944
     2044       8,853,069,631        0.50       44,003,864       233,017,000

     2045       8,897,073,495        0.48       43,234,092
     2046       8,940,307,587        0.47       42,454,580
     2047       8,982,762,16         0.46       41,502,870
     2048       9,024,265,03         0.45       40,456,148
     2049       9,064,721,18         0.43       39,484,645       211,652,000

     2050       9,104,205,830        0.44       39,486,645
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* Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, International Data Base.
   Data updated May 10, 2000.

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