DR Congo Population (LIVE)

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DR Congo Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the DR Congo is 81,082,162 as of Monday, January 16, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • the DR Congo population is equivalent to 1.09% of the total world population.
  • the DR Congo ranks number 16 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in the DR Congo is 36 per Km2 (94 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 2,264,847 Km2 (874,462 sq. miles)
  • 39.8 % of the population is urban (32,712,918 people in 2017)
  • The median age in the DR Congo is 17 years.

Population of the DR 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 PopulationDRC
Global Rank
2017 82,242,685 3.16 % 2,520,061 0 17 6.05 36 39.8 % 32,712,918 1.09 % 7,515,284,153 16
2016 79,722,624 3.18 % 2,455,810 0 17 6.05 35 39.5 % 31,474,834 1.07 % 7,432,663,275 18
2015 77,266,814 3.22 % 2,265,620 -19,200 17 6.15 34 39.2 % 30,275,467 1.05 % 7,349,472,099 19
2010 65,938,712 3.29 % 1,969,835 -8,700 17 6.6 29 37.7 % 24,837,538 0.95 % 6,929,725,043 20
2005 56,089,536 3.14 % 1,608,174 -48,300 17 6.95 25 36.1 % 20,248,430 0.86 % 6,519,635,850 23
2000 48,048,664 2.64 % 1,173,009 -201,300 17 7.1 21 34.3 % 16,489,579 0.78 % 6,126,622,121 24
1995 42,183,620 3.83 % 1,444,189 240,500 17 7.1 19 32.7 % 13,796,035 0.74 % 5,735,123,084 26
1990 34,962,676 3.12 % 995,402 14,900 17 6.98 15 30.6 % 10,694,055 0.66 % 5,309,667,699 29
1985 29,985,665 2.61 % 725,652 -89,400 17 6.72 13 28.6 % 8,565,179 0.62 % 4,852,540,569 31
1980 26,357,407 2.85 % 691,026 20,100 18 6.46 12 27.1 % 7,135,507 0.59 % 4,439,632,465 31
1975 22,902,275 2.74 % 578,475 5,500 18 6.29 10 25.8 % 5,913,521 0.56 % 4,061,399,228 32
1970 20,009,902 2.87 % 528,009 48,400 18 6.15 9 24.6 % 4,924,015 0.54 % 3,682,487,691 33
1965 17,369,859 2.64 % 424,323 0 18 5.98 6 23.4 % 4,070,466 0.52 % 3,322,495,121 33
1960 15,248,246 2.44 % 346,145 15,000 18 5.98 7 22.3 % 3,400,359 0.51 % 3,018,343,828 33
1955 13,517,519 2.1 % 266,772 0 18 5.98 6 20.7 % 2,791,905 0.49 % 2,758,314,525 33
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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DR Congo Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationDRC
Global Rank
2020 90,169,404 3.14 % 2,580,518 0 17 5.66 40 40.7 % 36,658,763 1.16 % 7,758,156,792 16
2025 104,536,102 3 % 2,873,340 0 18 5.2 46 42.1 % 44,000,165 1.28 % 8,141,661,007 15
2030 120,304,070 2.85 % 3,153,594 -15,000 19 4.77 53 43.4 % 52,250,509 1.42 % 8,500,766,052 13
2035 137,444,052 2.7 % 3,427,996 -15,000 19 4.37 61 44.7 % 61,382,350 1.55 % 8,838,907,877 11
2040 155,794,049 2.54 % 3,669,999 -15,000 20 4.02 69 45.8 % 71,408,626 1.7 % 9,157,233,976 11
2045 175,145,128 2.37 % 3,870,216 -15,000 21 3.7 77 47 % 82,262,518 1.85 % 9,453,891,780 10
2050 195,277,035 2.2 % 4,026,381 -15,000 22 3.43 86 48.1 % 93,864,046 2.01 % 9,725,147,994 9
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).

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of the DR 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 the DR Congo 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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