The world population hit 8 billion. Here’s where you fit in. (Interactive)

The Washington Post (11/15/2022)
  • According to UN estimates, the global population recently crossed 8 billion people.
  • It only took 12 years to grow from 7 to 8 billion people (largely driven by rising lifespans).
  • The global population is forecast to peak at 10.4 billion people in 2086.
  • “Collectively the population is growing older, living longer and having fewer children”.
  • While birthrates are slowing in wealthier countries, they remain elevated in poorer nations.
  • Over half the global population lives in India, China, the US, Indonesia, Pakistan, Nigeria and Brazil.