Central African Republic Population (LIVE)

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Central African Republic Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Central African Republic is 5,072,251 as of Wednesday, March 29, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • the Central African Republic population is equivalent to 0.07% of the total world population.
  • the Central African Republic ranks number 120 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in the Central African Republic is 8 per Km2 (21 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 624,812 Km2 (241,241 sq. miles)
  • 39.8 % of the population is urban (2,029,616 people in 2017)
  • The median age in the Central African Republic is 20.2 years.

Population of the Central African Republic (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationCAR
Global Rank
2017 5,098,826 2.01 % 100,333 1,900 20.2 4.33 8 39.8 % 2,029,616 0.07 % 7,515,284,153 120
2016 4,998,493 2 % 98,219 1,900 20.2 4.33 8 39.5 % 1,975,404 0.07 % 7,432,663,275 120
2015 4,900,274 1.97 % 91,060 2,000 20 4.41 8 39.2 % 1,923,002 0.07 % 7,349,472,099 120
2010 4,444,973 1.85 % 77,873 1,000 19 4.85 7 38 % 1,689,008 0.06 % 6,929,725,043 121
2005 4,055,608 1.71 % 65,912 -9,000 19 5.3 7 37.2 % 1,507,740 0.06 % 6,519,635,850 125
2000 3,726,048 2.24 % 78,042 2,300 19 5.54 6 36.8 % 1,369,414 0.06 % 6,126,622,121 125
1995 3,335,840 2.57 % 79,602 7,500 19 5.65 5 36.6 % 1,219,568 0.06 % 5,735,123,084 126
1990 2,937,832 2.26 % 62,082 -8,200 18 5.9 5 36.5 % 1,072,643 0.06 % 5,309,667,699 130
1985 2,627,424 2.93 % 70,666 8,000 19 5.95 4 35.5 % 932,001 0.05 % 4,852,540,569 131
1980 2,274,095 2.42 % 51,343 -200 19 5.95 4 33.9 % 770,321 0.05 % 4,439,632,465 132
1975 2,017,379 1.98 % 37,734 -4,000 19 5.95 3 32 % 644,980 0.05 % 4,061,399,228 132
1970 1,828,710 2.09 % 35,976 2,600 20 5.95 3 27.5 % 502,752 0.05 % 3,682,487,691 131
1965 1,648,830 1.86 % 29,066 0 22 5.52 2 23.5 % 387,789 0.05 % 3,322,495,121 128
1960 1,503,501 1.44 % 20,802 0 21 5.75 2 20.1 % 302,204 0.05 % 3,018,343,828 130
1955 1,399,493 1.07 % 14,568 0 22 5.52 2 17.1 % 238,918 0.05 % 2,758,314,525 128
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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Central African Republic Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationCAR
Global Rank
2020 5,408,758 1.99 % 101,697 1,900 21 4.02 9 40.8 % 2,204,122 0.07 % 7,758,156,792 120
2025 5,941,978 1.9 % 106,644 1,800 22 3.66 10 42.7 % 2,537,907 0.07 % 8,141,661,007 117
2030 6,490,082 1.78 % 109,621 1,700 23 3.35 10 45.1 % 2,925,062 0.08 % 8,500,766,052 113
2035 7,050,719 1.67 % 112,127 1,600 24 3.08 11 47.6 % 3,355,245 0.08 % 8,838,907,877 114
2040 7,623,234 1.57 % 114,503 1,500 25 2.87 12 50.1 % 3,819,087 0.08 % 9,157,233,976 113
2045 8,203,876 1.48 % 116,128 1,500 26 2.7 13 52.6 % 4,313,345 0.09 % 9,453,891,780 110
2050 8,781,748 1.37 % 115,574 1,400 28 2.55 14 55 % 4,831,038 0.09 % 9,725,147,994 107
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 Central African Republic Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of the Central African Republic delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of the Central African Republic (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 the Central African Republic 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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