Eastern Africa Population (LIVE)

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Eastern Africa Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Countries in Eastern Africa

CountryPopulation (2017)
Ethiopia(104,957,438)
Tanzania(57,310,019)
Kenya(49,699,862)
Uganda(42,862,958)
Mozambique(29,668,834)
Madagascar(25,570,895)
Malawi(18,622,104)
Zambia(17,094,130)
Zimbabwe(16,529,904)
Somalia(14,742,523)
South Sudan(12,575,714)
Rwanda(12,208,407)
Burundi(10,864,245)
Eritrea(5,068,831)
Mauritius(1,265,138)
Djibouti(956,985)
Réunion(876,562)
Comoros(813,912)
Mayotte(253,045)
Seychelles(94,737)
  • The current population of Eastern Africa is 426,428,244 as of Saturday, November 18, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Eastern Africa population is equivalent to 5.59% of the total world population.
  • Eastern Africa ranks number 1 in Africa among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Eastern Africa is 63 per Km2 (164 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 6,667,493 Km2 (2,574,332 sq. miles)
  • 26.1 % of the population is urban (110,357,119 people in 2017).
  • The median age in Eastern Africa is 18.1 years.

Population of Eastern Africa (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationEastern Africa's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationEastern Africa
Rank within
Africa
2017 422,036,243 2.78 % 11,398,256 -166,013 18.1 4.80 63 26.1 % 110,357,119 5.6 % 7,550,262,101 1
2016 410,637,987 2.8 % 11,179,961 -166,013 18.1 4.80 62 25.7 % 105,614,849 5.5 % 7,466,964,280 1
2015 399,458,026 2.86 % 10,494,106 -190,400 18.0 4.89 60 25.3 % 101,034,466 5.7 % 7,383,008,820 1
2010 346,987,498 2.91 % 9,277,558 -145,400 17.4 5.35 52 23.2 % 80,635,931 5.3 % 6,958,169,159 1
2005 300,599,706 2.86 % 7,897,163 -103,100 17.1 5.76 45 21.7 % 65,108,773 4.9 % 6,542,159,383 1
2000 261,113,890 2.93 % 7,018,571 67,600 16.9 6.12 39 20.5 % 53,484,357 4.5 % 6,145,006,989 1
1995 226,021,034 2.62 % 5,475,019 -415,700 16.8 6.41 34 19.4 % 43,843,113 4.2 % 5,751,474,416 1
1990 198,645,937 3.03 % 5,504,571 -32,000 16.6 6.80 30 17.9 % 35,563,628 4.1 % 5,330,943,460 1
1985 171,123,080 3.01 % 4,720,838 -104,200 16.6 7.02 26 16.1 % 27,578,835 3.8 % 4,873,781,796 1
1980 147,518,890 3.01 % 4,062,924 -94,200 16.8 7.10 22 14.6 % 21,468,109 3.6 % 4,458,411,534 1
1975 127,204,270 2.89 % 3,382,440 -114,500 16.9 7.14 19 12.4 % 15,757,081 3.4 % 4,079,087,198 1
1970 110,292,070 2.82 % 2,859,083 -28,200 17.1 7.11 17 10.5 % 11,587,492 3.3 % 3,700,577,650 1
1965 95,996,653 2.66 % 2,362,837 -28,700 18.2 7.05 14 5.1 % 4,851,920 3.2 % 3,339,592,688 1
1960 84,182,469 2.45 % 1,919,333 -35,000 17.8 7.05 13 7.6 % 6,362,149 3.0 % 3,033,212,527 2
1955 74,585,806 2.24 % 1,565,510 -28,700 18.2 7.05 11 6.5 % 4,851,920 2.9 % 2,772,242,535 2
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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Eastern Africa Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationEastern Africa's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationEastern Africa
Rank within
Africa
2020 457,439,680 2.75 % 11,596,331 -166,000 18.7 4.48 69 27.5 % 125,611,357 6.2 % 7,795,482,309 1
2025 520,131,276 2.6 % 12,538,319 -170,400 19.6 4.11 78 29.8 % 154,745,070 6.7 % 8,185,613,757 1
2030 587,330,096 2.46 % 13,439,764 -165,400 20.5 3.81 88 32.2 % 188,966,992 7.2 % 8,551,198,644 1
2035 658,520,528 2.31 % 14,238,086 -170,400 21.6 3.55 99 34.7 % 228,436,925 7.4 % 8,892,701,940 1
2040 732,906,377 2.16 % 14,877,170 -170,400 22.6 3.33 110 37.3 % 273,070,759 8.2 % 9,210,337,004 1
2045 809,728,865 2.01 % 15,364,498 -170,400 23.7 3.14 121 39.9 % 323,181,129 8.8 % 9,504,209,572 1
2050 888,128,562 1.87 % 15,679,939 -170,400 24.8 2.98 133 42.6 % 378,762,663 9.3 % 9,771,822,753 1
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 Eastern Africa Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Eastern Africa delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Eastern Africa (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 sub-region 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 countries within Eastern Africa, 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.

Eastern Africa's Share of World Pop: Total population 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.

Rank within Africa: Position held by Eastern Africa in the list of all regions within Africa ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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