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India’s Population Up 28 Percent Since 2000

Posted by feww on May 1, 2013

India’s population hit 1.272 billion

Based on the available data and best estimates, FIRE-EARTH projections show that the total population of India may have reached 1.272 billion as of posting, a rise of 27.6% since 2000. [In comparison, U.S. population will reach 315,780,000 today; was 313,933,954 on July 4, 2012.]

India’s population was 350 million in 1947 and grew to 996,944,000 (0.9 billion) in 2000.

The population as of March 1, 2011, was 1,210,726,932, according to the latest census.

In 2012 the population reached 1,259,721,000 according to PRB 2012 World Population Data Sheet (mid year), which also placed the  world population at 7,058,000,000 for the period.

Indian population

As of May 1, 2013 India’s population comprised about 18 percent of total world population.

About 76 percent of the people in India live below US$2.0 (world average: 48%).

Other Populations Today (best estimates)

World: 7,082,336,000
China : 1,359,800,000

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