Burkina Faso Population (LIVE)

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Burkina Faso Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Burkina Faso is 19,156,933 as of Sunday, June 25, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Burkina Faso population is equivalent to 0.26% 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 273,623 Km2 (105,646 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 (2017 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
2017 19,173,322 2.9 % 539,597 -25,000 17.1 5.56 70 31.1 % 5,966,657 0.26 % 7,515,284,153 60
2016 18,633,725 2.92 % 528,155 -25,000 17.1 5.56 68 30.3 % 5,652,686 0.25 % 7,432,663,275 60
2015 18,105,570 2.98 % 494,701 -25,000 17 5.65 66 29.5 % 5,349,061 0.25 % 7,349,472,099 61
2010 15,632,066 3.1 % 442,027 -25,000 17 6.08 57 25.5 % 3,988,485 0.23 % 6,929,725,043 64
2005 13,421,929 2.95 % 362,797 -25,000 17 6.43 49 21.5 % 2,890,727 0.21 % 6,519,635,850 65
2000 11,607,944 2.84 % 303,614 -27,500 16 6.73 42 17.8 % 2,071,267 0.19 % 6,126,622,121 67
1995 10,089,876 2.75 % 255,769 -30,000 16 6.93 37 15.1 % 1,526,708 0.18 % 5,735,123,084 73
1990 8,811,033 2.66 % 216,624 -36,700 16 7.07 32 13.8 % 1,217,208 0.17 % 5,309,667,699 77
1985 7,727,912 2.52 % 181,014 -43,500 17 7.17 28 12.3 % 953,160 0.16 % 4,852,540,569 78
1980 6,822,840 2.08 % 133,658 -43,500 17 7.02 25 8.8 % 600,776 0.15 % 4,439,632,465 78
1975 6,154,548 1.82 % 105,990 -34,100 18 6.7 23 6.3 % 390,629 0.15 % 4,061,399,228 80
1970 5,624,597 1.68 % 89,946 -28,900 18 6.56 21 5.7 % 323,163 0.15 % 3,682,487,691 77
1965 5,174,869 1.39 % 69,116 -20,400 19 6.1 17 5.2 % 268,985 0.16 % 3,322,495,121 74
1960 4,829,291 1.35 % 62,427 -20,400 19 6.24 18 4.7 % 226,977 0.16 % 3,018,343,828 74
1955 4,517,155 1.06 % 46,540 -20,400 19 6.1 17 4.2 % 191,862 0.16 % 2,758,314,525 74
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 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 20,860,541 2.87 % 550,994 -25,000 18 5.23 76 33.4 % 6,969,668 0.27 % 7,758,156,792 60
2025 23,903,075 2.76 % 608,507 -25,000 18 4.84 87 37 % 8,832,906 0.29 % 8,141,661,007 58
2030 27,244,484 2.65 % 668,282 -25,000 19 4.48 100 40 % 10,896,359 0.32 % 8,500,766,052 58
2035 30,858,964 2.52 % 722,896 -25,000 20 4.15 113 42.5 % 13,107,688 0.35 % 8,838,907,877 56
2040 34,695,053 2.37 % 767,218 -25,000 21 3.84 127 44.9 % 15,573,754 0.38 % 9,157,233,976 56
2045 38,688,743 2.2 % 798,738 -25,000 22 3.58 141 47.3 % 18,308,917 0.41 % 9,453,891,780 52
2050 42,788,778 2.03 % 820,007 -25,000 23 3.34 156 49.8 % 21,298,974 0.44 % 9,725,147,994 51
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 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 2015 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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