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UN Says World’s Population Will Reach 9.8 Billion By 2050

June 23, 2017

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The document tallies the current population at 7.6 billion people, up from 7.4 billion just two years ago.

This year’s count means the world added roughly 1 billion people over the last dozen years. It will take 13 years to add the next billion, according to the report. The planet is expected to have 8.6 billion people in 2030, and 9.8 billion by 2050.

A decade ago, the world’s population was growing by 1.24 percent per year; today it is 1.1 percent.

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