Congo Population (LIVE)

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Congo Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Republic of the Congo is 5,313,053 as of Friday, November 17, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Congo population is equivalent to 0.07% of the total world population.
  • ranks number 119 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Congo is 15 per Km2 (40 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 341,500 Km2 (131,854 sq. miles)
  • 61.7 % of the population is urban (3,245,031 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Congo is 18.9 years.

Population of Congo (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationCongo
Global Rank
2018 5,399,895 2.64 % 139,145 -4,001 18.9 4.80 16 60.1 % 3,343,843 0.07 % 7,632,819,325 118
2017 5,260,750 2.63 % 134,929 -4,001 18.9 4.80 15 61.7 % 3,245,031 0.07 % 7,550,262,101 119
2016 5,125,821 2.61 % 130,173 -4,001 18.9 4.80 15 61.4 % 3,148,633 0.07 % 7,466,964,280 119
2015 4,995,648 2.63 % 121,791 -12,000 18.9 4.86 15 61.1 % 3,053,980 0.07 % 7,383,008,820 119
2010 4,386,693 3.36 % 133,690 19,173 19.3 5.00 13 59.3 % 2,599,748 0.06 % 6,958,169,159 122
2005 3,718,243 2.88 % 98,503 9,935 19.1 5.07 11 58.1 % 2,160,722 0.06 % 6,542,159,383 129
2000 3,225,727 2.88 % 85,2949,860 19.0 5.13 9 56.9 % 1,834,925 0.05 % 6,145,006,989 130
1995 2,799,255 2.78 % 71,760 4,506 18.5 5.21 8 54.8 % 1,534,779 0.05 % 5,751,474,416 132
1990 2,440,457 2.78 % 62,537 400 17.9 5.55 7 53.1 % 1,294,702 0.05 % 5,330,943,460 134
1985 2,127,770 2.95 % 57,567 420 17.6 6.00 6 51.0 % 1,085,624 0.04 % 4,873,781,796 136
1980 1,839,935 2.96 % 49,979 -1,481 17.5 6.35 5 46.7 % 859,703 0.04 % 4,458,411,534 137
1975 1,590,039 3.10 % 45,045 1,389 17.9 6.35 5 42.3 % 672,275 0.04 % 4,079,087,198 138
1970 1,364,812 2.88 % 36,099 100 18.4 6.19 4 38.3 % 522,412 0.04 % 3,700,577,650 138
1965 1,184,316 2.69 % 29,419 0 19.9 5.68 3 34.5 % 408,430 0.04 % 3,339,592,688 139
1960 1,037,220 2.42 % 23,400 0 19.6 5.79 3 30.9 % 320,299 0.03 % 3,033,212,527 139
1955 920,218 2.15 % 18,593 0 19.9 5.68 3 27.5 % 252,955 0.03 % 2,772,242,535 139
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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Congo Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationCongo
Global Rank
2020 5,686,917 2.63 % 138,254 -4,001 19.0 4.56 17 62.5 % 3,551,854 0.07 % 7,795,482,309 116
2025 6,455,373 2.57 % 153,691 -2,000 19.6 4.29 19 64.1 % 4,140,340 0.08 % 8,185,613,757 112
2030 7,318,887 2.54 % 172,703 -1,001 20.5 4.03 21 65.6 % 4,804,190 0.09 % 8,551,198,644 108
2035 8,276,845 2.49 % 191,592 -1,001 21.3 3.80 24 67.0 % 5,544,656 0.09 % 8,892,701,940 104
2040 9,308,628 2.38 % 206,357 -1,001 22.0 3.60 27 68.3 % 6,357,720 0.10 % 9,210,337,004 100
2045 10,388,945 2.22 % 216,063 -1,001 22.8 3.42 30 69.6 % 7,233,833 0.11 % 9,504,209,572 96
2050 11,509,651 2.07 % 224,141 -1,001 23.6 3.26 34 71.0 % 8,168,347 0.12 % 9,771,822,753 94
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).

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Congo (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 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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