Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd century
Decades: 2000s 2010s 2020s 2030s 2040s - 2050s - 2060s 2070s 2080s 2090s 2100s
Years: 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 - 2050 - 2051 2052 2053 2054 2055
Predictions relating to year 2050
- U.S. Air Force expects to retire the B-52 Stratofortress.
- China expected to become world's largest economy.
- Projected population of the world: 9.084 billion (Source: US Census Bureau)
- U.S. Census Bureau predicts population percentage in the U.S. to be 50.1% non-Hispanic whites, 24.4% Hispanic of various racial groups, 14.6% of black origin, 8.0% Asian origin. The figures ignore mixed racial and cultural origin. Currently those who list mixed origins are counted twice for the purposes of statistics!