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Population Division
Department of Economic and Social Affairs

The World at Six Billion

Table 1. World population, year 0 to near stabilization

Year Population
(in billions)
0 0.30
1000 0.31
1250 0.40
1500 0.50
1750 0.79
1800 0.98
1850 1.26
1900 1.65
1910 1.75
1920 1.86
1930 2.07
1940 2.30
1950 2.52
1960 3.02
1970 3.70
1980 4.44
1990 5.27
1999 5.98
2000 6.06
2010 6.79
2020 7.50
2030 8.11
2040 8.58
2050 8.91
2100 9.46
2150 9.75
Near stabilization (after 2200) Just above 10 billion

Source: United Nations Population Division.

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Published in: Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, The World at Six Billion. (ESA/P/WP.154), 12 October 1999.

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