Cameroon Population (LIVE)

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Cameroon Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Cameroon is 24,453,934 as of Monday, May 29, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Cameroon population is equivalent to 0.33% of the total world population.
  • Cameroon ranks number 54 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Cameroon is 52 per Km2 (134 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 472,814 Km2 (182,555 sq. miles)
  • 55.6 % of the population is urban (13,634,154 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Cameroon is 18.6 years.

Population of Cameroon (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationCameroon
Global Rank
2017 24,513,689 2.46 % 589,282 -8,000 18.6 4.74 52 55.6 % 13,634,154 0.33 % 7,515,284,153 54
2016 23,924,407 2.49 % 580,228 -8,000 18.6 4.74 51 55.1 % 13,172,658 0.32 % 7,432,663,275 54
2015 23,344,179 2.54 % 550,703 -12,000 19 4.81 49 54.5 % 12,721,469 0.32 % 7,349,472,099 55
2010 20,590,666 2.58 % 492,733 -18,000 18 5.21 44 51.6 % 10,624,752 0.3 % 6,929,725,043 56
2005 18,126,999 2.62 % 439,857 -18,000 18 5.49 38 48.6 % 8,804,182 0.28 % 6,519,635,850 58
2000 15,927,713 2.72 % 399,628 -16,000 17 5.77 34 45.5 % 7,253,723 0.26 % 6,126,622,121 57
1995 13,929,575 2.91 % 371,843 -16,000 17 6.22 30 42.6 % 5,930,199 0.24 % 5,735,123,084 60
1990 12,070,359 3.06 % 337,852 -13,000 17 6.6 26 39.7 % 4,786,780 0.23 % 5,309,667,699 58
1985 10,381,098 3.05 % 289,795 -11,000 17 6.7 22 36.2 % 3,761,265 0.21 % 4,852,540,569 59
1980 8,932,121 2.91 % 238,385 -1,600 18 6.47 19 31.9 % 2,851,265 0.2 % 4,439,632,465 65
1975 7,740,196 2.71 % 193,846 -500 18 6.31 16 27.3 % 2,112,438 0.19 % 4,061,399,228 66
1970 6,770,967 2.49 % 156,659 -200 19 6.09 14 20.3 % 1,374,506 0.18 % 3,682,487,691 68
1965 5,987,671 2.23 % 125,261 0 20 5.49 10 16.9 % 1,010,735 0.18 % 3,322,495,121 70
1960 5,361,367 1.93 % 97,528 0 20 5.53 11 13.9 % 747,195 0.18 % 3,018,343,828 68
1955 4,873,726 1.76 % 81,446 0 20 5.49 10 11.4 % 557,284 0.18 % 2,758,314,525 70
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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Cameroon Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationCameroon
Global Rank
2020 26,332,965 2.44 % 597,757 -8,000 19 4.46 56 57.3 % 15,077,727 0.34 % 7,758,156,792 52
2025 29,529,988 2.32 % 639,405 -8,000 20 4.13 63 59.8 % 17,670,436 0.36 % 8,141,661,007 53
2030 32,947,036 2.21 % 683,410 -8,000 21 3.84 70 62.2 % 20,491,607 0.39 % 8,500,766,052 53
2035 36,576,873 2.11 % 725,967 -8,000 22 3.58 77 64.3 % 23,530,592 0.41 % 8,838,907,877 50
2040 40,398,056 2.01 % 764,237 -8,000 23 3.37 86 66.4 % 26,817,759 0.44 % 9,157,233,976 46
2045 44,346,170 1.88 % 789,623 -8,000 24 3.17 94 68.4 % 30,322,565 0.47 % 9,453,891,780 44
2050 48,361,937 1.75 % 803,153 -8,000 25 3.01 102 70.3 % 34,002,758 0.5 % 9,725,147,994 42
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 Cameroon Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Cameroon delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Cameroon (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 Cameroon 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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