Congo Population (LIVE)

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Congo Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Republic of the Congo is 4,832,783 as of Wednesday, March 29, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Congo population is equivalent to 0.06% of the total world population.
  • ranks number 123 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Congo is 14 per Km2 (37 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 341,079 Km2 (131,691 sq. miles)
  • 66.7 % of the population is urban (3,245,031 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Congo is 18.7 years.

Population of Congo (2017 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
2017 4,866,243 2.64 % 125,251 -4,000 18.7 4.89 14 66.7 % 3,245,031 0.06 % 7,515,284,153 123
2016 4,740,992 2.61 % 120,662 -4,000 18.7 4.89 14 66.4 % 3,148,633 0.06 % 7,432,663,275 123
2015 4,620,330 2.59 % 110,850 -12,000 19 4.95 14 66.1 % 3,053,980 0.06 % 7,349,472,099 124
2010 4,066,078 3.03 % 112,598 10,000 19 5.05 12 63.9 % 2,599,748 0.06 % 6,929,725,043 128
2005 3,503,086 2.41 % 78,763 -2,700 19 5.1 10 61.7 % 2,160,722 0.05 % 6,519,635,850 130
2000 3,109,269 2.7 % 77,598 7,100 19 5.13 9 59 % 1,834,925 0.05 % 6,126,622,121 132
1995 2,721,277 2.66 % 66,962 3,100 18 5.21 8 56.4 % 1,534,779 0.05 % 5,735,123,084 133
1990 2,386,467 2.75 % 60,564 400 18 5.55 7 54.3 % 1,294,702 0.04 % 5,309,667,699 134
1985 2,083,648 2.95 % 56,392 400 18 6 6 52.1 % 1,085,624 0.04 % 4,852,540,569 136
1980 1,801,688 2.97 % 49,056 -1,500 18 6.35 5 47.7 % 859,703 0.04 % 4,439,632,465 138
1975 1,556,406 3.12 % 44,263 1,400 18 6.35 5 43.2 % 672,275 0.04 % 4,061,399,228 138
1970 1,335,090 2.89 % 35,437 100 18 6.19 4 39.1 % 522,412 0.04 % 3,682,487,691 139
1965 1,157,905 2.7 % 28,865 0 20 5.68 3 35.3 % 408,430 0.03 % 3,322,495,121 139
1960 1,013,581 2.43 % 22,950 0 20 5.79 3 31.6 % 320,299 0.03 % 3,018,343,828 139
1955 898,832 2.16 % 18,221 0 20 5.68 3 28.1 % 252,955 0.03 % 2,758,314,525 139
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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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 5,263,342 2.64 % 128,602 -4,000 19 4.64 15 67.5 % 3,551,854 0.07 % 7,758,156,792 122
2025 5,983,155 2.6 % 143,963 -2,000 19 4.36 18 69.2 % 4,140,340 0.07 % 8,141,661,007 115
2030 6,789,527 2.56 % 161,274 -1,000 20 4.1 20 70.8 % 4,804,190 0.08 % 8,500,766,052 111
2035 7,681,153 2.5 % 178,325 -1,000 21 3.86 23 72.2 % 5,544,656 0.09 % 8,838,907,877 109
2040 8,646,902 2.4 % 193,150 -1,000 22 3.65 25 73.5 % 6,357,720 0.09 % 9,157,233,976 104
2045 9,667,670 2.26 % 204,154 -1,000 23 3.46 28 74.8 % 7,233,833 0.1 % 9,453,891,780 100
2050 10,731,537 2.11 % 212,773 -1,000 23 3.29 31 76.1 % 8,168,347 0.11 % 9,725,147,994 95
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 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 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 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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