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China is the top country by population in the world. As of 2017, population in China was 1,386 million persons that accounts for 18.54 % of the world's population. The top 5 countries (others are India, the United States of America, Indonesia, and Pakistan) account for 47.11 % of it. The world's total population was estimated at 7,477 million persons in 2017.The description is composed by our digital data assistant.
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.