## In context|statistics|lang=en terms the difference between population and percentile

is that

**population** is (statistics) a group of units (persons, objects, or other items) enumerated in a census or from which a sample is drawn while

**percentile** is (statistics) any one of the hundred groups so divided.

## As nouns the difference between **population** and **percentile**

is that

**population** is the people living within a political or geographical boundary while

**percentile** is (statistics) any of the ninety-nine points that divide an ordered distribution into one hundred parts, each containing one per cent of the population.