Three of the most populous countries in the Americas (the United States, Brazil and Mexico) are also in the top ten most populous in the world.
With more than one billion inhabitants, America is the third most populated continent after Africa and Asia. If we talk about the different subdivisions of the continent, North America concentrates almost half of the population (493 million).
For its part, South America has more than 440 million inhabitants, followed by Central America with more than 50 million and the countries of the Antilles with about 45 million inhabitants.
In more global terms, the United States, Brazil and Mexico are among the ten most populous countries in the world, specifically in third, sixth and tenth place respectively.
Among the South American countries , Brazil is again the most populated with 215 million inhabitants, followed by Colombia with 51.8 million inhabitants and Argentina with 46.2 million.
The Most Populated Countries in America
Today the world population reaches 8 billion people, four times more than in 1927. The 2022 revision of the United Nations population estimates and projections shows that the population will reach 9 billion within 15 years. This population increase will be concentrated mainly in lower-income countries, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa.
The population of Latin America and the Caribbean today represents 8.4% of the world population, with a total of 662 million people, and the region is expected to reach its maximum population in 2056, with a total of 752 million people. The region is characterized by a rapid demographic transition that saw it go from high levels of mortality and fertility in the 1950s to low levels for both variables today.