TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Population to reach 8.1 billion by 2025

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Thursday, June 13, 2013, 9:36 p.m.
 

The United Nations forecast on Thursday that the world's population will increase from 7.2 billion today to 8.1 billion in 2025, with most growth in developing countries and more than half in Africa. By 2050, it will reach 9.6 billion.

India's population is expected to surpass China's about 2028, when both countries will have populations of around 1.45 billion, according to the report on “World Population Prospects.” While India's population is forecast to grow to 1.6 billion and then slowly decline to 1.5 billion in 2100, China's is expected to start decreasing after 2030, possibly falling to 1.1 billion in 2100.

In another notable finding, the report said Nigeria's population is expected to surpass the population of the United States before the middle of the century, when the U.S. population is projected to be 400.8 million and Nigeria's 440.3 million.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read World

  1. Al-Qaida’s South Asia wing claims 1st big strike
  2. With hours before secession vote, many in Scotland undecided
  3. Poll: ‘No’ leads ‘yes’ in a close Scotland vote on independence from United Kingdom
  4. Afghan election losers target likely victor
  5. Snowden could visit Swiss, help spy inquiry
  6. Scotland urged to remain in United Kingdom
  7. 2,900 African migrants killed this year on Mediterranean Sea
  8. Ukraine plan would give rebels self-rule to end fighting
  9. Hurricane Odile batters Mexico’s Baja California coast
  10. Landmark Ukraine, EU deal ratified
  11. Convict’s wish for assisted suicide OK’d in Belgium
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.