UN Population and GDP(exchange rate) Data online 3/11/16 in current dollars
US World
US US US GDP/c World World World GDP/c
Pop GDP GDP/c Growth Pop GDP GDP/c Growth
Year Millions $Trillions $/pers/yr Rate Millions $Trillions $/pers/yr Rate
1970 209.46 1.0248 4,893 3,724.14 3.2879 883
1971 211.36 1.1131 5,266 1.0764 3,799.03 3.6177 952 1.0786
1972 213.25 1.2250 5,744 1.0908 3,873.84 4.1632 1,075 1.1286
1973 215.16 1.3693 6,364 1.1079 3,948.28 5.0764 1,286 1.1964
1974 217.11 1.4859 6,844 1.0754 4,021.97 5.7402 1,427 1.1100
1975 219.11 1.6234 7,409 1.0826 4,095.07 6.4229 1,568 1.0990
1976 221.16 1.8091 8,180 1.1041 4,167.33 6.9337 1,664 1.0608
1977 223.27 2.0136 9,019 1.1025 4,238.89 7.8027 1,841 1.1063
1978 225.44 2.2760 10,096 1.1194 4,310.34 9.2436 2,145 1.1650
1979 227.62 2.5435 11,174 1.1068 4,382.57 10.6277 2,425 1.1308
1980 229.83 2.7675 12,042 1.0776 4,456.26 11.8831 2,667 1.0996
1981 232.04 3.1038 13,376 1.1108 4,531.55 12.1398 2,679 1.0046
1982 234.26 3.2277 13,778 1.0301 4,608.31 12.0430 2,613 0.9755
1983 236.51 3.5069 14,828 1.0762 4,686.69 12.3296 2,631 1.0067
1984 238.79 3.9004 16,334 1.1016 4,766.87 12.6855 2,661 1.0116
1985 241.12 4.1848 17,356 1.0625 4,848.90 13.0243 2,686 1.0093 A declining rate means that population is growing faster than the economy. President Major Events:
1986 243.50 4.4250 18,172 1.0471 4,932.94 15.0878 3,059 1.1387 Exponential growth (much >1, or much<1) cannot persist for very long. 1968-1976 Nixon-Ford Vietnam War 64-73
1987 245.92 4.6990 19,108 1.0515 5,018.83 17.1074 3,409 1.1145 For 2012: US growth rate = 1.01404 For 2020: 0.9974 1976-1980 Carter US hostages in Iran
1988 248.38 5.0607 20,375 1.0663 5,106.96 19.1263 3,745 1.0987 1980-1988 Reagan Economic recovery
1989 250.86 5.4396 21,684 1.0642 5,194.62 20.0136 3,853 1.0287
1988-1992 GHW Bush Persian Gulf Wars 1991-
1990 253.34 5.7548 22,716 1.0476 5,284.91 22.2414 4,208 1.0923 1992-2000 Clinton Stable
1991 255.81 5.9432 23,233 1.0228 5,371.54 23.2702 4,332 1.0294 2000-2008 GW Bush Twin Towers NYC 2001
1992 258.28 6.2915 24,359 1.0485 5,456.41 24.9244 4,568 1.0544 2008-2016  Obama Economic recovery
1993 260.80 6.6143 25,362 1.0411 5,539.94 25.3767 4,581 1.0028 The 2014 value is the World Bank estimate in current dollars.
1994 263.47 7.0305 26,684 1.0522 5,622.33 27.1329 4,826 1.0535 US GDP per capita growth rate 1990-2014:
1995 266.32 7.3593 27,633 1.0356 5,703.86 29.9855 5,257 1.0893
1996 269.39 7.7839 28,895 1.0456 5,784.67 30.5995 5,290 1.0062
1997 272.64 8.2789 30,366 1.0509 5,864.54 30.4853 5,198 0.9827
1998 275.99 8.7410 31,671 1.0430 5,943.54 30.2355 5,087 0.9786
1999 279.30 9.3010 33,301 1.0515 6,021.82 31.4029 5,215 1.0251
2000 282.50 9.8988 35,040 1.0522 6,099.47 32.2868 5,293 1.0151
2001 285.54 10.2339 35,841 1.0228 6,176.49 32.0990 5,197 0.9818
2002 288.47 10.5902 36,712 1.0243 6,252.98 33.4294 5,346 1.0287
2003 291.29 11.0893 38,070 1.0370 6,329.23 37.5451 5,932 1.1096
2004 294.06 11.7978 40,120 1.0539 6,405.58 42.2750 6,600 1.1126
2005 296.82 12.5643 42,330 1.0551 6,482.30 45.7448 7,057 1.0693
2006 299.56 13.3145 44,447 1.0500 6,559.45 49.6029 7,562 1.0716
2007 302.28 13.9618 46,188 1.0392 6,680.08 57.7425 8,644 1.1431
2008 304.47 14.7186 48,342 1.0466 6,762.18 63.2617 9,355 1.0823
2009 307.23 14.4187 46,931 0.9708 6,844.91 59.9729 8,762 0.9366
2010 309.88 14.9644 48,291 1.0290 6,928.12 65.6450 9,475 1.0814
2011 312.39 15.5179 49,675 1.0287 7,011.82 72.8071 10,383 1.0959 Hopefully, this regression becomes horizontal soon.
2012 314.80 16.1553 51,319 1.0331 7,095.92 74.2219 10,460 1.0073 The average 1990-2014 = 1.0378.
2013 317.14 16.6632 52,542 1.0238 7,180.14 76.1763 10,609 1.0143
2014 319.45 17.3481 54,625 1.0396 7,264.21 78.0371 10,743 1.0126
Average Growth Rates 1.0564 1.0611
Means 1.0568 1.0627
Standard deviations 0.0298 0.0586
SD/mean, % 2.82 5.51
Mean 1990-2014 1.0378 1.0431 The US will get little sympathy, but a lot of competition!
US World
US US US GDP/c World World World GDP/c
Pop GDP GDP/c Growth Pop GDP GDP/c Growth
Year Millions $Trillions $/pers/yr Rate Millions $Trillions $/pers/yr Rate