United Nations Releases Population Projections for Year 2100



According to The Guardian, the world's population will reach seven billion by the end of this year.  The population is predicted to reach ten billion in the next 90 years, according to the most recent release by the United Nations.  The UN Population Division's analysis concludes that it will take 13 years for the population to reach eight billion.  Five years later, the population is estimated to reach nine billion, and 22 years after the ninth billion citizen is born, the population is projected to reach ten billion.


Countries with high fertility rates will likely contribute substantially to these population increases.  According to the United Nations, these countries include 39 countries in African, 9 in Asia, and 4 in Latin America.  The United Nations identifies all European countries (with the exception of Iceland and Ireland) as low-fertility countries.  According to the report, the United Nations's projections anticipate a decline in Europe's overall population by 2100.  Low-fertility countries are characterized by women not having enough children to guarantee that, on average, each woman will be replaced by a daughter who lives long enough to reproduce.  

China is predicted to reach its largest population in 2027 with 1.395 billion people.  This population is expected to decline to 941 million by 2100.  India will reach its peak population in 2062 with 1.718 billion people and will decrease to 1.6 billion by the year 2100.  
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