China is the top country by population in the world. As of 2017, population in China was 1,386 million persons that accounts for 18.50 % of the world's population. The top 5 countries (others are India, the United States of America, Indonesia, and Brazil) account for 47.03 % of it. The world's total population was estimated at 7,494 million persons in 2017.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.