Definition: This entry gives an estimate from the US Bureau of the Census based on statistics from population censuses, vital statistics registration systems, or sample surveys pertaining to the recent past and on assumptions about future trends. The total population presents one overall measure of the potential impact of the country on the world and within its region. Note: Starting with the 1993 Factbook, demographic estimates for some countries (mostly African) have explicitly taken into account the effects of the growing impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. These countries are currently: The Bahamas, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Population map
Rule by the wealthy
Daily Item - 10/22/2014 12:37:53 PM
One percent of the U.S. population owns or controls 50 percent of more of this country’s wealth. Pretty much the same holds for the world population: 1 percent owns or controls 50 percent or more. The current vogue among pundits is to decry the failure ...
The great disconnect: A big chunk of the world’s offline population actually lives in the U.S.
Washington Post - 10/1/2014 11:32:43 PM
Worse, the vast majority of the world’s “offline population” is concentrated in 20 countries. The United States, of all places, is one of them. (McKinsey & Co.) Admittedly, the United States contributes far fewer people to the global offline pool ...
It's not a small world after all: world population will soar
Philadelphia Daily News - 9/19/2014 9:49:26 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contrary to some earlier projections, the world's population will soar ... Raftery said the researchers used data on population, fertility, mortality and migration from every country and then predicted future rates using new ...
World population to keep growing this century, hit 11 billion by 2100
washington.edu - 9/19/2014 10:18:04 AM
World population projections are based mostly on two things ... That method, Raftery said, generates too great a range. “In a given year and country the fertility rate might be half a child higher, but the probability that it would be half a child ...
Boom! Earth’s Population Could Hit 12 Billion by 2100
Wired News - 9/18/2014 1:54:00 PM
Raftery’s group took a finer grained look at the data, running population models on a country-by-country basis. “There is an 80 percent probability that world population, now 7.2 billion, will increase to between 9.6 and 12.3 billion in 2100,” they ...
$3,650 will make you one of the world's wealthies
Oklahoma News - 10/21/2014 8:53:00 PM
The bottom half of the population owns less than 1 percent of the ... than 60 percent of global income disparities can be accounted for by country of birth," says U.S. News and World Report. The report predicts further growth in wealth and income inequality.
World's population to reach 11 billion by 2100
Times of India - 9/19/2014 5:27:34 PM
Also, the ratio of working age people to older people is likely to decline substantially in all countries, even those that currently have young populations. A new study led by the University of Washington and the United Nations finds that world population ...
Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country
New York Times - 9/22/2014 11:57:43 PM
Some countries in Asia may choose to emulate the Dutch system ... The analysis, conducted by Benjamin Strauss and Scott Kulp, finds: About 2.6 percent of the world’s population — about 177 million people — live in areas that will be vulnerable ...
Nigeria Declared Ebola-Free by WHO
Wall Street Journal - 10/20/2014 10:12:56 PM
On Friday, the WHO declared Senegal Ebola-free, too. Public-health officials have Nigeria, Senegal and countries with past Ebola outbreaks like Uganda in mind when they say they know how to stop the disease. Uganda was unprepared when Ebola struck in 2000 ...
Feeling Crowded? World Population Set to Explode Even More
NBC News - 9/18/2014 8:06:14 PM
But many countries will have growing populations of elderly people, with ever-fewer young adults to support them. The world's population didn't reach 1 billion until 1804. It took 123 years to hit the 2 billion mark in 1927. This doubled to 4 billion in ...
Asia-Pacific Leads World in Wealth Growth
ABC 13 - 10/22/2014 3:15:22 PM
The region's population of HNWIs grew 17 percent to 4.3 million ... and consumer durables. 2 Rest of the World refers to all countries covered in the Global HNW Insights Survey 2014 except those in Asia-Pacific.
Mobile money in developing countries
The Economist online - 9/19/2014 6:29:00 AM
Kenya leads the world in mobile money, with more active accounts than adults in its population. The total value of transactions made by mobile phone in 2013 was around $24 billion, more than half the country’s GDP. The leading mobile payment system in ...
World Bank President on Reducing Inequality
NDTV - 10/21/2014 11:20:20 AM
(Jim Yong Kim is President of the World Bank Group.) We have made tremendous ... these earners enjoyed more rapid income growth rates than the general population in 52 out of 78 low-income countries. But the mixed progress in achieving the United Nations ...
A World With 11 Billion People? New Population Projections Shatter Earlier Estimates
Gator Country - 9/21/2014 11:58:54 PM
In the eyes of whatever beings brewed us up on this spinning genetic laboratory called Earth, we're just another superbug that has developed resistance to attempts to kill it. We are a semi-exotic nightmare, bad for everything else here and with no sense ...