We knew China was a dynamic country with many people, but can you guess how populous it actually is? Nearly 1.4 billion people live in China — that's a lot! So much, in fact, that it makes it the highest population of any country in the world. Following very close behind is India with a population of 1.3 billion people. The countries have actually gone back and forth in the past taking the spot for most populated country.
China's residents take up almost 19 percent of the whole world's population, according to Worldometers. The median age of the country's inhabitants is 37.3 years old. To compare these statistics to the United States, the country has 324 million people, which takes up 4.4 percent of the world's population.
Did you know how populated China is? Let's see how long the country holds the top spot for having the most people in the world!