Population by Country or Area: 1980 to 2010

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1298):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 236 rows and 33 columns.

4,447,081 represents 4,447,081,000. Population data generally are de facto figures for the present territory. Population estimates were derived from information available as of winter 2006-07. See text of this section for general comments concerning the data. For details of methodology, coverage, and reliability, see source. Minus sign (-) indicates decrease


  1. Computed by the exponential method. For explanation of average annual
    percent change, see Guide to Tabular Presentation.
  2. With the establishment of diplomatic relations with China on January 1, 1979, the U.S. government
    recognized the People’s Republic of China as the sole legal government of China and acknowledged
    the Chinese position that there is only one China and that Taiwan is part of China.
  3. “Congo” is the official short-form name for both the Republic of Congo
    and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. To distinguish one from the other
    the U.S. Dept. of State adds the capital in parentheses. This practice is
    unofficial and provisional.
  4. Data for France now include the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique,
    and Reunion.
  5. Data prior to 1991 are for former West Germany and East Germany combined.
  6. The Gaza Strip and West Bank are Israeli occupied with interim status
    subject to Israeli/Palestinian negotiations. The final status is yet to be


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.