US data reveals the most populous country in the world
The United States is now the world’s most populous nation with a population of 4.9 billion, a new study has revealed.
The U.S. Census Bureau released its latest data on the nation’s population on Thursday.
It found the population of the United States stood at 5.831 billion, up from 5.797 billion in 2010.
Ireland, which has a population density of just over 1 million people per square kilometre, is the only country with a higher population density.
Ireland’s population has grown from 7.7 billion people in 2010 to 8.7 in 2020.
It has risen from 2.7 million in 2010, to 3.8 million in 2020, and to 5.9 million in 2025.
Ireland has been ranked the fourth most populous place on Earth, behind only the United Kingdom, France and China, according to the study.
The United States, with a total population of 9.4 billion, is followed by New Zealand, Australia and Canada, according the study, published by the United Nations Population Division.
The UK is now at number five, followed by China with five, and Ireland, which is in fifth place, the report said.
The US population grew at a rate of 4% between 2010 and 2020, but was slower than that of the UK, the United Arab Emirates and Japan, according data from the U.N. Office for National Statistics.
The rise in the U-shaped population curve was driven by two factors, said the report.
First, a growing number of Americans began to live with their parents or grandparents in the late 1990s.
Second, the growth of the Baby Boomer generation is having a disproportionate impact on the growth rate of the population, and the United State is in a demographic trap.
“For the first time since World War II, the U -shaped population profile of the U, in which the population is growing at a faster rate than that which is growing in any other industrialized nation, has been observed,” the report states.
The report comes on the heels of a global economic downturn, and as Americans prepare to mark Memorial Day, where they will pay their respects to the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks.