Afghanistan Population (LIVE)

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Afghanistan Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Afghanistan is 35,847,410 as of Friday, November 17, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Afghanistan population is equivalent to 0.47% of the total world population.
  • Afghanistan ranks number 40 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Afghanistan is 54 per Km2 (141 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 652,860 Km2 (252,071 sq. miles)
  • 26.0 % of the population is urban (9,223,051 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Afghanistan is 17.6 years.

Population of Afghanistan (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationAfghanistan
Global Rank
2018 36,373,176 2.37 % 843,095 -60,000 17.6 5.07 56 25.4 % 9,576,359 0.48 % 7,632,819,325 39
2017 35,530,081 2.52 % 874,049 -60,000 17.6 5.07 54 26.0 % 9,223,051 0.47 % 7,550,262,101 40
2016 34,656,032 2.73 % 919,538 -60,000 17.6 5.07 53 25.6 % 8,880,234 0.46 % 7,466,964,280 40
2015 33,736,494 3.21 % 986,665 89,601 17.3 5.26 52 25.3 % 8,546,635 0.46 % 7,383,008,820 40
2010 28,803,167 2.81 % 746,474 -155,499 16.0 6.37 44 24.3 % 7,011,272 0.41 % 6,958,169,159 42
2005 25,070,798 4.53 % 995,408 185,824 16.1 7.18 38 22.7 % 5,691,905 0.38 % 6,542,159,383 45
2000 20,093,756 3.28 % 598,843-75,895 15.7 7.65 31 21.8 % 4,383,053 0.33 % 6,145,006,989 49
1995 17,099,541 6.90 % 970,085 465,495 16.0 7.48 26 20.3 % 3,474,413 0.30 % 5,751,474,416 51
1990 12,249,114 0.78 % 93,213 -296,837 15.9 7.47 19 17.5 % 2,148,654 0.23 % 5,330,943,460 58
1985 11,783,050 -2.32 % -293,064 -663,660 16.3 7.45 18 16.6 % 1,955,053 0.24 % 4,873,781,796 56
1980 13,248,370 1.02 % 131,617 -218,492 17.0 7.45 20 15.6 % 2,066,880 0.30 % 4,458,411,534 51
1975 12,590,286 2.50 % 292,833 -4,000 17.4 7.45 19 13.5 % 1,704,871 0.31 % 4,079,087,198 48
1970 11,126,123 2.28 % 237,542 -4,000 17.9 7.45 17 11.4 % 1,269,972 0.30 % 3,700,577,650 48
1965 9,938,414 2.01 % 188,413 -4,000 19.2 7.45 15 9.6 % 952,137 0.30 % 3,339,592,688 48
1960 8,996,351 1.70 % 145,154 -4,000 18.8 7.45 14 8.0 % 721,379 0.30 % 3,033,212,527 48
1955 8,270,581 1.30 % 103,693 -4,000 19.2 7.45 13 6.7 % 553,706 0.30 % 2,772,242,535 48
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Afghanistan Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationAfghanistan
Global Rank
2020 38,054,941 2.44 % 863,689 -60,000 18.6 4.41 58 27.1 % 10,320,963 0.49 % 7,795,482,309 37
2025 42,388,400 2.18 % 866,692 -60,000 20.1 3.71 65 29.3 % 12,418,550 0.52 % 8,185,613,757 37
2030 46,699,545 1.96 % 862,229 -60,000 21.9 3.19 72 31.7 % 14,788,124 0.55 % 8,551,198,644 35
2035 50,907,550 1.74 % 841,601 -60,000 23.6 2.82 78 34.1 % 17,374,813 0.57 % 8,892,701,940 36
2040 54,914,122 1.53 % 801,314 -60,000 25.2 2.56 84 36.6 % 20,093,889 0.60 % 9,210,337,004 32
2045 58,614,315 1.31 % 740,039 -60,000 27.0 2.36 90 39.0 % 22,863,478 0.62 % 9,504,209,572 33
2050 61,928,118 1.11 % 662,761 -60,000 28.9 2.20 95 41.4 % 25,642,244 0.63 % 9,771,822,753 33
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

See also

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Notes

The Afghanistan Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Afghanistan delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Afghanistan (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Afghanistan in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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