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Patterns of Population Growth to 1990


Population growth estimates from Massimo Livi-Bacci, A Concise History of World Population (London: Basil Blackwell, 1992). Real production estimates by Brad DeLong.


 

10,000 BC

0

1750

1950

1990

 Population (millions)

6

252

771

2530

5292

 Annual Growth Rate

0.008%

0.037%

0.064%

0.596%

1.845%

 Doubling Time

8369

1854

1083

116

38

 Life Expectancy

20

22

27

35

55


Year Asia Europe "USSR" Africa America Oceania World
400 BC 95 19 13 17 8 1 153
0 170 31 12 26 12 1 252
200 AD 158 44 13 30 11 1 257
600 134 22 11 24 16 1 208
1000 152 30 13 39 18 1 253
1200 258 49 17 48 26 2 400
1340 238 74 16 80 32 2 442
1400 201 52 13 68 39 2 375
1500 245 67 17 87 42 3 461
1600 338 89 22 113 13 3 578
1700 433 95 30 107 12 3 680
1750 500 111 35 104 18 3 771
1800 631 146 49 102 24 2 954
1850 790 209 79 102 59 2 1241
1900 903 295 127 138 165 6 1634
1950 1393 395 180 219 330 13 2530
1990 3113 498 289 642 724 26 5292

Population by continent in millions.





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