Global Population: Overview
Population is defined as the total number of people residing in a country or region.
The world's population is currently growing at a low single-digit annual rate. The population is expected to rise at a rate of 81 million people every year. Between 1959 and the 2000s, the world's population more than doubled. In the late 1960s, the annual population growth rate peaked. Since then, the rate of increase has practically halved, and it is predicted to continue to fall in the future years around the world.
US Population Growth Analysis
The country had a population of 331.3 million people in 2021, compared to 329.7 million in 2020, as per GlobalData estimates. During 2017-2020, the population of the country grew at an average annual rate of 1.8%. According to GlobalData, the population is expected to increase from 325.8 million in 2022 to 335.8 million in 2024. The population is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 0.4% during the period from 2022-2026.
The American population enjoys a high standard of living. The United Nations Development Programme, which ranks countries on parameters such as life expectancy, access to education, and income levels, placed the US in a good position in the 2020 Human Development Index Statistical Update. In terms of school education attainment, the majority completed tertiary education, and the rest of the US adult population between the ages of 25 and 64 completed upper secondary education in 2020.
Most Populated States in the US
California, Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, and Michigan were among the top 10 most populous states in the United States in 2021.
With a population of 39.24 million people in 2021, California was the most populous state in the United States. Texas was the second-most populated state in the United States, with a population of 29.53 million people. With a population of 21.78 million people, Florida was the third most populous state in the US. New York with a population of 19.84 million was the fourth largest populated state in the US. With a population of 12.96 million people, Pennsylvania was the fifth most populous state in the United States. California, Texas, Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania, make up the top five most populated states in the United States.
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