Where does the United States rank in population? August 9, 2012 by Pamela Landy · Filed Under: World Cultures In 1989, the United States was the fourth most populous country. The top five ran as follows: 1. China. 1.104 billion 2. India. 835 million 3. USSR. 289 million 4. United States. 248.8 million 5. Indonesia. 184.6 million Related PostsWhat is the rank of hands in poker?What rank did Tecumseh reach in the British army?What was Franklin Roosevelt’s rank during World War I?How does the marriage rate in the United States in recent years compare to that in 1900?Does the United States have any territory in Cuba?