Population Growth? Look to Africa

This year’s World Population Day headlines have a single theme: massive population growth in Africa.  
 
By 2100, new UN figures show that 4 of today’s 10 most populous nations will be replaced by African countries.

Brazil, Bangladesh, Russia and Mexico—where populations are projected to stagnate or decline—will drop out. In their place: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Egypt. All 4 are projected to more double in population.
 
Top 10 rankings in population growth by 2100 include only 2 non-African nations—Pakistan and the US. 

China will shrink by 374 million fewer people—more than the entire US population.

Pew Research Center

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