Burkina Faso Population (LIVE)

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Burkina Faso Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Burkina Faso is 19,363,757 as of Sunday, October 22, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Burkina Faso population is equivalent to 0.25% of the total world population.
  • Burkina Faso ranks number 60 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Burkina Faso is 70 per Km2 (182 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 273,600 Km2 (105,638 sq. miles)
  • 31.1 % of the population is urban (5,966,657 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Burkina Faso is 17.1 years.

Population of Burkina Faso (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBurkina Faso
Global Rank
2018 19,751,651 2.91 % 558,269 -25,000 17.1 5.56 72 30.2 % 6,290,885 0.26 % 7,632,819,325 59
2017 19,193,382 2.93 % 546,949 -25,000 17.1 5.56 70 31.1 % 5,966,657 0.25 % 7,550,262,101 60
2016 18,646,433 2.96 % 535,809 -25,000 17.1 5.56 68 30.3 % 5,652,686 0.25 % 7,466,964,280 60
2015 18,110,624 3.02 % 501,081 -25,000 17.0 5.65 66 29.5 % 5,349,061 0.25 % 7,383,008,820 61
2010 15,605,217 3.06 % 436,657 -25,000 16.7 6.08 57 25.6 % 3,988,485 0.22 % 6,958,169,159 64
2005 13,421,930 2.95 % 362,798 -25,000 16.6 6.43 49 21.5 % 2,890,727 0.21 % 6,542,159,383 65
2000 11,607,942 2.84 % 303,613-27,500 16.4 6.73 42 17.8 % 2,071,267 0.19 % 6,145,006,989 67
1995 10,089,878 2.75 % 255,769 -30,000 16.3 6.93 37 15.1 % 1,526,708 0.18 % 5,751,474,416 74
1990 8,811,034 2.66 % 216,625 -36,740 16.3 7.07 32 13.8 % 1,217,208 0.17 % 5,330,943,460 77
1985 7,727,907 2.52 % 181,013 -43,480 16.6 7.17 28 12.3 % 953,160 0.16 % 4,873,781,796 77
1980 6,822,843 2.08 % 133,660 -43,480 17.1 7.02 25 8.8 % 600,776 0.15 % 4,458,411,534 78
1975 6,154,545 1.82 % 105,989 -34,053 17.8 6.70 22 6.3 % 390,629 0.15 % 4,079,087,198 79
1970 5,624,600 1.68 % 89,946 -28,945 18.3 6.56 21 5.7 % 323,163 0.15 % 3,700,577,650 77
1965 5,174,870 1.39 % 69,116 -20,432 19.4 6.10 19 5.2 % 268,985 0.15 % 3,339,592,688 74
1960 4,829,288 1.35 % 62,427 -20,432 19.1 6.24 18 4.7 % 226,977 0.16 % 3,033,212,527 74
1955 4,517,155 1.06 % 46,539 -20,432 19.4 6.10 17 4.2 % 191,862 0.16 % 2,772,242,535 74
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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Burkina Faso Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBurkina Faso
Global Rank
2020 20,903,345 2.91 % 558,544 -25,000 17.6 5.23 76 33.3 % 6,969,668 0.27 % 7,795,482,309 59
2025 23,991,225 2.79 % 617,576 -25,000 18.2 4.83 88 36.8 % 8,832,906 0.29 % 8,185,613,757 58
2030 27,382,488 2.68 % 678,253 -25,000 19.0 4.47 100 39.8 % 10,896,359 0.32 % 8,551,198,644 56
2035 31,052,714 2.55 % 734,045 -25,000 19.9 4.13 113 42.2 % 13,107,688 0.35 % 8,892,701,940 55
2040 34,953,797 2.40 % 780,217 -25,000 20.8 3.82 128 44.6 % 15,573,754 0.38 % 9,210,337,004 55
2045 39,024,308 2.23 % 814,102 -25,000 21.8 3.55 143 46.9 % 18,308,917 0.41 % 9,504,209,572 53
2050 43,207,053 2.06 % 836,549 -25,000 22.8 3.32 158 49.3 % 21,298,974 0.44 % 9,771,822,753 49
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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Notes

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

The Population of Burkina Faso (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 Burkina Faso 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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