The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau blog
World population is estimated to reach 7.58 billion this month as World Population Day is celebrated on July 11 but the U.S. Census Bureau is projecting another milestone: Annual population growth will slip under 1.0% in 2020-2021 for the first time since 1950.
The United Nations declared July 11 as World Population Day in 1989, two years after world population crossed the 5 billion mark.
The U.S. Census Bureau’s International Data Base, which estimates that 7.58 billion people will be on the planet on that day, shows that world population increased by more than 50% in the 32 years since the Day of Five Billion in 1987.
Now, the Census Bureau shows how we got here and what’s ahead.
Read more at go.usa.gov/xy5pE