Botswana Population (LIVE)

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Botswana Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Botswana is 2,307,452 as of Saturday, November 18, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Botswana population is equivalent to 0.03% of the total world population.
  • Botswana ranks number 144 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Botswana is 4 per Km2 (10 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 566,730 Km2 (218,816 sq. miles)
  • 53.0 % of the population is urban (1,213,790 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Botswana is 24.7 years.

Population of Botswana (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBotswana
Global Rank
2018 2,333,201 1.81 % 41,540 3,000 24.7 2.83 4 52.0 % 1,230,777 0.03 % 7,632,819,325 144
2017 2,291,661 1.84 % 41,401 3,000 24.7 2.83 4 53.0 % 1,213,790 0.03 % 7,550,262,101 144
2016 2,250,260 1.86 % 41,063 3,000 24.7 2.83 4 53.2 % 1,197,258 0.03 % 7,466,964,280 144
2015 2,209,197 1.86 % 38,866 3,000 24.4 2.88 4 53.5 % 1,181,265 0.03 % 7,383,008,820 144
2010 2,014,866 1.66 % 31,803 3,746 23.0 2.90 4 55.0 % 1,107,467 0.03 % 6,958,169,159 147
2005 1,855,852 1.43 % 25,502 4,256 21.5 3.15 3 55.7 % 1,033,071 0.03 % 6,542,159,383 147
2000 1,728,340 1.95 % 31,8494,909 20.1 3.68 3 54.1 % 934,190 0.03 % 6,145,006,989 147
1995 1,569,094 2.63 % 38,236 3,573 18.8 4.25 3 49.4 % 775,584 0.03 % 5,751,474,416 147
1990 1,377,912 2.99 % 37,760 1,161 17.5 4.90 2 42.1 % 580,317 0.03 % 5,330,943,460 148
1985 1,189,114 3.50 % 37,591 120 16.7 5.95 2 26.6 % 316,593 0.02 % 4,873,781,796 147
1980 1,001,158 3.93 % 35,064 2,969 16.6 6.35 2 16.4 % 164,387 0.02 % 4,458,411,534 149
1975 825,840 3.49 % 26,049 465 16.2 6.55 1 11.8 % 97,783 0.02 % 4,079,087,198 149
1970 695,597 3.10 % 19,681 -1,204 15.8 6.70 1 7.8 % 54,305 0.02 % 3,700,577,650 151
1965 597,190 2.63 % 14,528 -1,000 18.6 6.50 1 3.8 % 22,874 0.02 % 3,339,592,688 152
1960 524,552 2.23 % 10,962 -4,000 17.2 6.58 1 3.1 % 16,041 0.02 % 3,033,212,527 151
1955 469,740 2.63 % 11,442 -1,000 18.6 6.50 1 2.9 % 13,544 0.02 % 2,772,242,535 152
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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Botswana Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBotswana
Global Rank
2020 2,415,766 1.80 % 41,314 3,000 25.8 2.65 4 52.4 % 1,265,606 0.03 % 7,795,482,309 144
2025 2,614,316 1.59 % 39,710 3,000 27.3 2.47 5 51.9 % 1,357,482 0.03 % 8,185,613,757 145
2030 2,800,433 1.38 % 37,223 3,000 28.7 2.33 5 52.2 % 1,460,946 0.03 % 8,551,198,644 144
2035 2,974,633 1.21 % 34,840 3,000 30.0 2.21 5 52.9 % 1,573,855 0.03 % 8,892,701,940 141
2040 3,137,601 1.07 % 32,594 3,000 31.5 2.10 6 54.0 % 1,694,087 0.03 % 9,210,337,004 141
2045 3,287,868 0.94 % 30,053 3,000 33.0 2.02 6 55.3 % 1,818,090 0.03 % 9,504,209,572 141
2050 3,421,404 0.80 % 26,707 3,000 34.6 1.95 6 56.8 % 1,942,080 0.04 % 9,771,822,753 139
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 Botswana Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Botswana delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Botswana (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 Botswana 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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