Eritrea Population (LIVE)

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Eritrea Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Eritrea is 5,487,402 as of Friday, July 21, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Eritrea population is equivalent to 0.07% of the total world population.
  • Eritrea ranks number 117 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Eritrea is 54 per Km2 (141 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 100,975 Km2 (38,987 sq. miles)
  • 30.7 % of the population is urban (1,680,913 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Eritrea is 18.7 years.

Population of Eritrea (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationEritrea
Global Rank
2017 5,481,906 2.43 % 130,226 -10,000 18.7 4.32 54 30.7 % 1,680,913 0.07 % 7,515,284,153 117
2016 5,351,680 2.37 % 123,889 -10,000 18.7 4.32 53 29.9 % 1,602,027 0.07 % 7,432,663,275 118
2015 5,227,791 2.2 % 107,625 -32,000 19 4.4 52 29.2 % 1,525,188 0.07 % 7,349,472,099 118
2010 4,689,664 2.27 % 99,678 -32,000 19 4.8 46 25.2 % 1,181,091 0.07 % 6,929,725,043 118
2005 4,191,273 3.46 % 131,223 22,000 18 5.1 42 21.9 % 916,862 0.06 % 6,519,635,850 122
2000 3,535,156 2.24 % 74,212 -14,000 17 5.6 35 19.6 % 691,565 0.06 % 6,126,622,121 126
1995 3,164,095 0.16 % 5,002 -80,000 15 6.2 31 17.8 % 563,531 0.06 % 5,735,123,084 129
1990 3,139,083 2.63 % 76,518 -8,000 16 6.51 31 16.5 % 517,065 0.06 % 5,309,667,699 126
1985 2,756,493 2.95 % 74,527 2,000 17 6.7 27 15.6 % 431,250 0.06 % 4,852,540,569 127
1980 2,383,858 2.86 % 62,743 2,000 17 6.62 24 14.5 % 346,841 0.05 % 4,439,632,465 130
1975 2,070,145 2.77 % 52,933 2,000 17 6.62 21 13.4 % 276,708 0.05 % 4,061,399,228 130
1970 1,805,480 2.58 % 43,259 1,000 17 6.7 18 12.5 % 226,293 0.05 % 3,682,487,691 132
1965 1,589,187 2.46 % 36,311 200 17 6.97 13 11.4 % 180,373 0.05 % 3,322,495,121 132
1960 1,407,631 2.26 % 29,741 600 17 6.97 14 9.7 % 136,978 0.05 % 3,018,343,828 133
1955 1,258,926 1.97 % 23,355 200 17 6.97 13 8.3 % 104,727 0.05 % 2,758,314,525 132
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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Eritrea Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationEritrea
Global Rank
2020 5,891,500 2.42 % 132,742 -10,000 19 4.02 58 32.8 % 1,931,442 0.08 % 7,758,156,792 113
2025 6,585,371 2.25 % 138,774 -7,000 20 3.7 65 36.5 % 2,403,985 0.08 % 8,141,661,007 111
2030 7,310,664 2.11 % 145,059 -7,000 22 3.41 72 40.4 % 2,952,896 0.09 % 8,500,766,052 108
2035 8,076,531 2.01 % 153,173 -7,000 23 3.18 80 44.5 % 3,592,633 0.09 % 8,838,907,877 105
2040 8,870,271 1.89 % 158,748 -7,000 24 2.98 88 48.8 % 4,326,619 0.1 % 9,157,233,976 102
2045 9,660,141 1.72 % 157,974 -7,000 26 2.81 96 53.3 % 5,144,495 0.1 % 9,453,891,780 101
2050 10,421,416 1.53 % 152,255 -7,000 27 2.67 103 57.9 % 6,029,385 0.11 % 9,725,147,994 96
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 Eritrea Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Eritrea delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Eritrea (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 Eritrea 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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