Iran's population increased dramatically during the later half of the 20th century, reaching about 80 million by 2016. In recent years, however, Iran's birth rate has dropped significantly. Studies project that Iran's rate of population growth will continue to slow until it stabilizes above 100 million by 2050. Half of Iran's population was under 35 years old in 2012.In 2009, the number of households stood at 15.3 million (4.8 persons per household). Families earn some 11.8 million rials (about $960) per month on average (2012).According to the OECD/World Bank statistics population growth in Iran from 1990 to 2008 was 17.6 million and 32%.
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