Global Population, Density, & Area

Summary: Mid-year population estimates, growth rates, density, and land area for countries and areas with more than 5,000 population

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This database reports mid-year total population estimates for countries with populations of 5,000 or more.  Estimates exclude foreign military, tourist, and other short-term visitors.  For additional information, see methodology from the U.S. Bureau of the Census.


1 square mile = 640 acres = 2.58999 square kilometers = 258.999 hectares.

Geographic Coverage: U.S.

Periodicity: Annually

Series Begins/Ends: 1950 - 2023