North America Military Size 1985-2022

Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.
  • North America military size for 2019 was 1,460,000.00, a 0.54% increase from 2018.
  • North America military size for 2018 was 1,452,200.00, a 1.48% increase from 2017.
  • North America military size for 2017 was 1,431,000.00, a 1.07% increase from 2016.
  • North America military size for 2016 was 1,415,900.00, a 0.08% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
World 27,671,000.00
East Asia & Pacific 7,993,000.00
OECD members 5,936,000.00
South Asia 4,922,000.00
Latin America & Caribbean 2,788,000.00
Sub-Saharan Africa 1,951,000.00
European Union 1,910,000.00
North America 1,460,000.00
Euro Area 1,445,000.00
North America Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 1,460,000.00 0.54%
2018 1,452,200.00 1.48%
2017 1,431,000.00 1.07%
2016 1,415,900.00 0.08%
2015 1,414,800.00 -2.53%
2014 1,451,450.00 -3.16%
2013 1,498,850.00 -3.81%
2012 1,558,200.00 -1.74%
2011 1,585,800.00 -3.02%
2010 1,635,117.00 0.33%
2009 1,629,718.00 1.60%
2008 1,604,000.00 -0.93%
2007 1,619,000.00 3.65%
2006 1,562,000.00 -3.40%
2005 1,617,000.00 4.73%
2004 1,544,000.00 0.16%
2003 1,541,600.00 0.85%
2002 1,528,600.00 2.81%
2001 1,486,800.00 -2.40%
2000 1,523,300.00 -7.40%
1999 1,644,950.00 -1.14%
1998 1,663,950.00 3.61%
1997 1,606,000.00 -2.78%
1996 1,651,900.00 -3.47%
1995 1,711,300.00 -4.66%
1994 1,795,000.00 -5.33%
1993 1,896,000.00 -5.29%
1992 2,002,000.00 -9.25%
1991 2,206,000.00 -2.69%
1990 2,267,000.00 -2.62%
1989 2,328,000.00 4.18%
1985 2,234,600.00 4.18%