Countries with the Most Population Growth by Decade

Name the countries that added the most people in each decade.
According to the UN
Data for the 2010s are up to 2019.
Current countries even if they didn't exist in earlier decades
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2010s
151.97 m
India
74.08 m
China
45.61 m
Nigeria
40.58 m
Pakistan
32.20 m
Indonesia
26.31 m
Ethiopia
23.66 m
D. R. Congo
23.61 m
United States
18.79 m
Egypt
17.44 m
Brazil
17.07 m
Bangladesh
15.75 m
Philippines
15.38 m
Mexico
14.46 m
Tanzania
12.30 m
Uganda
11.92 m
Turkey
11.60 m
Kenya
10.05 m
Iraq
9.68 m
Iran
9.45 m
Afghanistan
 
 
1970s
169.33 m
China
143.29 m
India
32.66 m
Indonesia
26.22 m
Brazil
20.10 m
United States
19.98 m
Pakistan
17.57 m
Nigeria
17.30 m
Mexico
16.32 m
Bangladesh
12.20 m
Japan
11.59 m
Philippines
10.97 m
Vietnam
10.50 m
Thailand
10.15 m
Iran
9.13 m
Turkey
8.56 m
Egypt
7.94 m
Russia
7.30 m
Myanmar
6.82 m
Ethiopia
6.57 m
South Africa
2000s
177.50 m
India
70.99 m
China
36.55 m
Nigeria
31.79 m
Pakistan
30.07 m
Indonesia
26.98 m
United States
22.83 m
Brazil
21.12 m
Ethiopia
20.34 m
Bangladesh
17.89 m
D. R. Congo
15.81 m
Mexico
15.11 m
Philippines
13.71 m
Egypt
11.66 m
Tanzania
9.39 m
Uganda
9.26 m
Kenya
9.07 m
Turkey
8.40 m
Iran
8.26 m
Afghanistan
8.07 m
Vietnam
 
 
1960s
164.06 m
China
104.28 m
India
27.04 m
Indonesia
23.49 m
Brazil
23.31 m
United States
16.85 m
Bangladesh
13.86 m
Mexico
13.18 m
Pakistan
11.21 m
Japan
10.92 m
Nigeria
10.74 m
Vietnam
10.27 m
Russia
9.53 m
Philippines
9.49 m
Thailand
7.74 m
Egypt
7.22 m
Turkey
6.61 m
Iran
6.36 m
South Korea
6.26 m
Ethiopia
5.68 m
Myanmar
1990s
182.88 m
India
115.37 m
China
30.64 m
Pakistan
30.10 m
Indonesia
30.05 m
United States
27.26 m
Nigeria
25.39 m
Brazil
25.30 m
Bangladesh
18.39 m
Ethiopia
17.20 m
Mexico
15.98 m
Philippines
13.09 m
D. R. Congo
12.08 m
Vietnam
11.94 m
Egypt
9.68 m
Iran
9.25 m
Turkey
8.53 m
Tanzania
8.10 m
South Africa
8.07 m
Sudan
7.63 m
Afghanistan
 
 
1950s
100.34 m
China
73.34 m
India
28.36 m
United States
18.52 m
Brazil
18.25 m
Indonesia
17.06 m
Russia
10.31 m
Bangladesh
10.30 m
Japan
10.16 m
Mexico
7.86 m
Vietnam
7.69 m
Philippines
7.37 m
Pakistan
7.35 m
Nigeria
6.69 m
Thailand
6.31 m
Turkey
6.18 m
Egypt
5.86 m
South Korea
5.36 m
Ukraine
4.89 m
Poland
4.79 m
Iran
1980s
176.77 m
China
173.37 m
India
33.95 m
Indonesia
29.54 m
Pakistan
28.19 m
Brazil
24.62 m
Bangladesh
23.26 m
United States
21.92 m
Nigeria
17.50 m
Iran
16.28 m
Mexico
14.55 m
Philippines
13.84 m
Vietnam
13.03 m
Egypt
12.82 m
Ethiopia
10.09 m
Turkey
9.51 m
Russia
9.20 m
Thailand
8.61 m
D. R. Congo
7.72 m
South Africa
7.54 m
Myanmar
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Level 63
Apr 19, 2017
Five stars and five points!
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Level 63
Apr 20, 2017
clever quizzzzz
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Level 72
Apr 20, 2017
I'd like to see this as a percentage increase of the population. Basically, it's just a list of the most populated countries in the world with a few exceptions. But if this was percentage of population, it would be much more challenging. Also, technically wouldn't South Sudan be in the 2010s since it gained independence in 2011? That means that it went from 0 population to over 11 million? :-)
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Level 63
Apr 20, 2017
Read the second caveat - I assume that also means it takes the current southern Sudan's population as it was in 2010, and it counted the northern half for every other decade.
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Level 56
Jul 10, 2017
That's exactly what I was thinking
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Level 65
Apr 20, 2017
Same would go for East Timor in the 2000's
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Level 59
Apr 20, 2017
Missed Poland Sudan and Uganda
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Level 43
Jul 10, 2017
As Buck2017 added, it is more or less a list of the most populated countries. It would be better if it had the % of each decade.
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Level 39
Jul 10, 2017
I only forgot Ukraine, gosh darnit.
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Level 60
Dec 11, 2019
Same here
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Level 78
Dec 11, 2019
Didn't consider Ukraine in the 1950s as it was part of the USSR
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Level 22
Jul 10, 2017
Missed Nigeria, Turkey, Ethiopia (the most obvious ones), Kenya, Tanzania and Myanmar.
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Level 64
Jul 11, 2017
Dang, one missed. Poland.
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Level 37
Jul 11, 2017
Literally nearly typed Vietnam at the last second ._.
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Level 80
Jul 13, 2017
Pretty easy. Only missed Myanmar.
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Level 70
Jul 20, 2017
With one second to go
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Level 38
Aug 29, 2017
Canada should up here soon, when Resslessness updates it, the Canadian immigration site broke down after trump was elected, too many people moving to Canada.
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Level 80
Jan 7, 2019
If this was measured in terms of the number of Americans who threaten to move to Canada but never actually do, yeah, they'd be in the top 3 of every decade.
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Level 65
Dec 13, 2019
I met a guy in China who left the United States because Obama was elected. Not really sure how moving to an ostensibly communist country with far fewer freedoms than we have ameliorated any of his concerns, but I have to admire him for being the only American I have ever met who made good on a promise to leave if the wrong candidate was elected. Or maybe he was just full of it and moved for a different. Still though.
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Level 72
Dec 27, 2019
+jmellor he probably moved because here in China government market caps mean your dollars are worth at least three times their worth in the USA, and any American that speaks English can get a job as a teacher.
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Level 80
Apr 3, 2020
Makes as much sense as getting mad at the NSA for not respecting people's private data, illegally stealing tons of classified information, and then giving that data to the Russians and the Chinese without even reviewing it yourself, I guess?
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Level 66
Dec 11, 2019
relessness*
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Level 66
Dec 11, 2019
Missed one but still got five points - missed Afghanistan!
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Level 36
Dec 11, 2019
Didn't think of Uganda until the last second. 100%
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Level 42
Mar 31, 2020
Burma should count if you wrote it for Myanmar....
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Level 71
Apr 24, 2020
If the two cells in the header row for 1990 are merged should it not be the same for the other decades?