Northern American Population 2023

Northern American Population 2023

Northern American Population 2023: Facts and Figures

As of Monday, November 7, 2022, Northern America’s population stands at 374,191,638 according to the latest estimates from the United Nations. This subregion comprises countries such as the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Let’s dive deeper into Northern America’s population figures and other essential facts you need to know.

Northern America Population Size and Ranking

Northern America accounts for 4.73% of the world’s total population. It is the third-largest subregion by land area and population, trailing behind Asia and Africa. Based on population, Northern America ranks as the fourth most populous subregion globally.

Population Density in Northern America

Northern America’s population density is 20 people per square kilometer, equivalent to 51 people per square mile. The subregion’s total land area is 18,651,660 square kilometers (7,201,443 square miles), which makes it one of the least densely populated subregions globally.

Urbanization in Northern America

Northern America is a highly urbanized subregion, with 82.6% of its population living in urban areas. In 2019, this accounted for approximately 304,761,178 people. Urbanization has been on the rise in Northern America since the 20th century, with many people moving from rural areas to urban centers in search of better economic opportunities.

Median Age in Northern America

The median age in Northern America is 38.6 years. This figure is higher than the global median age of 30 years, indicating that the subregion has an aging population. Factors contributing to this trend include a declining birth rate and improved healthcare, resulting in increased life expectancy.

Countries in Northern America

Country Population (2020)
U.S.A. 331,002,651
Canada 37,742,154
Bermuda 62,278
Greenland 56,770
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 5,794

Northern American  Population in 2020 and it’s Historical

 

Year Population Annual %
Change
Annual
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop. %
Urban Population Northern America’s
Share of
World Pop.
World Population Northern America
Rank within
2020 368,869,647 0.65 % 2,367,720 1,196,400 38.6 1.75 20 82.6 % 304,761,178 5.0 % 7,794,798,739 N.A.
2020 368,869,647 0.62 % 2,268,683 1,196,400 38.0 1.83 20 82.6 % 304,761,178 4.7 % 7,794,798,739  
2019 366,600,964 0.63 % 2,304,968 1,196,400 38.0 1.83 20 82.3 % 301,858,117 4.8 % 7,713,468,100  
2018 364,295,996 0.65 % 2,353,728 1,196,400 38.0 1.83 20 82.1 % 298,987,110 4.8 % 7,631,091,040  
2017 361,942,268 0.67 % 2,417,621 1,196,400 38.0 1.83 19 81.8 % 296,153,390 4.8 % 7,547,858,925 N.A.
2016 359,524,647 0.7 % 2,493,599 1,196,400 38.0 1.83 19 81.6 % 293,362,886 4.8 % 7,464,022,049 N.A.
2015 357,031,048 0.79 % 2,748,726 1,239,700 37.9 1.85 19 81.4 % 290,616,421 5.1 % 7,379,797,139 N.A.
2010 343,287,419 0.96 % 3,200,054 1,350,200 37.2 2.01 18 80.7 % 277,069,696 5.2 % 6,956,823,603 N.A.
2005 327,287,151 0.93 % 2,972,076 1,277,000 36.4 1.99 18 80 % 261,880,205 5.3 % 6,541,907,027 N.A.
2000 312,426,773 1.19 % 3,594,646 1,928,200 35.4 1.95 17 79.2 % 247,471,450 5.4 % 6,143,493,823 N.A.
1995 294,453,542 1.03 % 2,933,657 1,030,100 34.1 2.00 16 77.5 % 228,135,988 5.5 % 5,744,212,979 N.A.
1990 279,785,259 0.99 % 2,684,362 845,000 32.9 1.88 15 75.6 % 211,474,532 5.7 % 5,327,231,061 N.A.
1985 266,363,451 0.95 % 2,471,266 751,200 31.4 1.79 14 74.8 % 199,262,223 6.0 % 4,870,921,740 N.A.
1980 254,007,123 0.95 % 2,351,123 837,800 29.9 1.77 14 74 % 188,089,048 6.2 % 4,458,003,514 N.A.
1975 242,251,508 0.96 % 2,251,930 729,500 28.8 2.02 13 73.9 % 179,055,971 6.5 % 4,079,480,606 N.A.
1970 230,991,858 1.03 % 2,307,535 433,800 28.2 2.55 12 73.8 % 170,582,485 6.9 % 3,700,437,046 N.A.
1965 219,454,181 1.41 % 2,961,003 402,700 28.3 3.28 12 57.3 % 125,775,297 7.2 % 3,339,583,597 N.A.
1960 204,649,165 1.77 % 3,443,751 537,700 29.4 3.61 11 70 % 143,198,772 7.4 % 3,034,949,748 N.A.
1955 187,430,408 1.66 % 2,965,557 284,400 30.1 3.34 10 67.1 % 125,775,297 7.4 % 2,773,019,936 N.A.

Source: The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division provided an in-depth analysis of data in their report titled “World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision” using the medium-fertility variant. 

Northern American Population Future Forecast

Year Population Annual %
Change
Annual
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop. %
Urban Population Northern America’s
Share of
World Pop.
World Population Northern America
Rank within
2020 368,869,647 0.65 % 2,367,720 1,196,400 38.6 1.75 20 82.6 % 304,761,178 5.0 % 7,794,798,739 N.A.
2025 379,850,992 0.59 % 2,196,269 1,157,200 39.4 1.75 20 84.2 % 319,702,154 4.9 % 8,184,437,460 N.A.
2030 390,598,863 0.56 % 2,149,574 1,224,700 40.3 1.75 21 85.7 % 334,779,988 4.8 % 8,548,487,400 N.A.
2035 401,051,047 0.53 % 2,090,437 1,299,400 41.2 1.75 22 87.1 % 349,205,496 4.5 % 8,887,524,213 N.A.
2040 410,177,132 0.45 % 1,825,217 1,315,000 42.0 1.75 22 88.4 % 362,603,713 4.6 % 9,198,847,240 N.A.
2045 418,070,163 0.38 % 1,578,606 1,326,900 42.5 1.75 22 89.7 % 374,947,616 4.5 % 9,481,803,274 N.A.
2050 425,200,368 0.34 % 1,426,041 1,334,800 43.0 1.75 23 90.9 % 386,689,862 4.5 % 9,735,033,990 N.A.

Source: The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division provided an in-depth analysis of data in their report titled “World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision” using the medium-fertility variant. 

Understanding the Demographics of Northern America: Key Terms Explained

Northern America is one of the most populous regions in the world, comprising Canada, the United States, and Mexico. As of July 1, 2019, the estimated total population of Northern America was 368 million people. In this article, we will explore the key terms and definitions used to understand Northern America’s population.

Population

The overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the sub-region as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. The World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision is used for forecasted years, and for 2019, the percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019) is used.

Yearly (Annual) % Change:

This refers to the percentage change in the total population over a specific year. For example, for 2019, the percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019) is used.

Yearly (Annual) Change:

The absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in the number of people) over a specific year is called yearly change. For instance, for 2019, the absolute change in total population (from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019) is used.

Migrants (net)

This term refers to the average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over a preceding five-year period. A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age

The age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups is called the median age. Half of the people are older than the median age indicated, and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate

The total fertility rate (TFR) is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the countries within Northern America, assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²)

Population density refers to the number of people per square kilometer (Km²) of land. It provides an understanding of the concentration of people in a specific area.

Urban Pop %

Urban population is a percentage of the total population. The urban population refers to people living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Northern America’s Share of World Pop

This term refers to the total population as a percentage of the total world population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population

This term refers to the total world population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Rank within

This refers to the position held by Northern America in the list of all regions ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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