Cameroon Population (LIVE)

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Cameroon Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Cameroon is 24,200,688 as of Tuesday, September 26, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Cameroon population is equivalent to 0.32% of the total world population.
  • Cameroon ranks number 55 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Cameroon is 51 per Km2 (132 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 472,710 Km2 (182,514 sq. miles)
  • 56.7 % of the population is urban (13,634,154 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Cameroon is 18.4 years.

Population of Cameroon (2018 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
2018 24,678,234 2.60 % 624,507 -4,800 18.4 4.88 52 55.2 % 14,105,695 0.32 % 7,632,819,325 55
2017 24,053,727 2.62 % 614,538 -4,800 18.4 4.88 51 56.7 % 13,634,154 0.32 % 7,550,262,101 55
2016 23,439,189 2.65 % 604,667 -4,800 18.4 4.88 50 56.2 % 13,172,658 0.31 % 7,466,964,280 56
2015 22,834,522 2.72 % 572,805 -7,200 18.3 4.95 48 55.7 % 12,721,469 0.31 % 7,383,008,820 56
2010 19,970,495 2.77 % 509,940 -10,800 18.0 5.25 42 53.2 % 10,624,752 0.29 % 6,958,169,159 59
2005 17,420,795 2.66 % 429,312 -10,800 17.7 5.45 37 50.5 % 8,804,182 0.27 % 6,542,159,383 59
2000 15,274,234 2.56 % 362,648-9,600 17.3 5.75 32 47.5 % 7,253,723 0.25 % 6,145,006,989 60
1995 13,460,994 2.82 % 349,155 -9,600 16.9 6.22 28 44.1 % 5,930,199 0.23 % 5,751,474,416 62
1990 11,715,218 3.11 % 333,039 -3,900 16.8 6.60 25 40.9 % 4,786,780 0.22 % 5,330,943,460 61
1985 10,050,023 3.12 % 286,334 -3,300 17.2 6.70 21 37.4 % 3,761,265 0.21 % 4,873,781,796 64
1980 8,618,354 2.94 % 232,198 0 17.7 6.50 18 33.1 % 2,851,265 0.19 % 4,458,411,534 69
1975 7,457,362 2.70 % 185,945 -500 18.4 6.31 16 28.3 % 2,112,438 0.18 % 4,079,087,198 71
1970 6,527,635 2.47 % 149,960 -200 19.1 6.09 14 21.1 % 1,374,506 0.18 % 3,700,577,650 70
1965 5,777,834 2.22 % 120,313 0 20.4 5.49 12 17.5 % 1,010,735 0.17 % 3,339,592,688 72
1960 5,176,268 1.93 % 94,407 0 20.2 5.53 11 14.4 % 747,195 0.17 % 3,033,212,527 71
1955 4,704,233 1.78 % 79,442 0 20.4 5.49 10 11.8 % 557,284 0.17 % 2,772,242,535 72
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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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 25,958,184 2.60 % 624,732 -4,800 18.8 4.60 55 58.1 % 15,077,727 0.33 % 7,795,482,309 53
2025 29,339,083 2.48 % 676,180 -4,800 19.5 4.29 62 60.2 % 17,670,436 0.36 % 8,185,613,757 53
2030 32,979,644 2.37 % 728,112 -4,800 20.4 4.00 70 62.1 % 20,491,607 0.39 % 8,551,198,644 54
2035 36,883,632 2.26 % 780,798 -4,800 21.4 3.75 78 63.8 % 23,530,592 0.41 % 8,892,701,940 52
2040 41,020,839 2.15 % 827,441 -4,800 22.4 3.53 87 65.4 % 26,817,759 0.45 % 9,210,337,004 47
2045 45,351,038 2.03 % 866,040 -4,800 23.4 3.33 96 66.9 % 30,322,565 0.48 % 9,504,209,572 43
2050 49,817,390 1.90 % 893,270 -4,800 24.4 3.16 105 68.3 % 34,002,758 0.51 % 9,771,822,753 42
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 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 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 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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