Eritrea Population (LIVE)

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Eritrea Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Eritrea is 5,113,993 as of Saturday, November 18, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Eritrea population is equivalent to 0.07% of the total world population.
  • Eritrea ranks number 120 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Eritrea is 50 per Km2 (130 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 101,000 Km2 (38,996 sq. miles)
  • 33.2 % of the population is urban (1,680,913 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Eritrea is 18.9 years.

Population of Eritrea (2018 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
2018 5,187,948 2.35 % 119,117 -10,000 18.9 4.32 51 32.4 % 1,761,914 0.07 % 7,632,819,325 120
2017 5,068,831 2.30 % 114,186 -10,000 18.9 4.32 50 33.2 % 1,680,913 0.07 % 7,550,262,101 120
2016 4,954,645 2.22 % 107,669 -10,000 18.9 4.32 49 32.3 % 1,602,027 0.07 % 7,466,964,280 120
2015 4,846,976 2.00 % 91,227 -32,000 18.9 4.40 48 31.5 % 1,525,188 0.07 % 7,383,008,820 120
2010 4,390,840 2.04 % 84,367 -32,000 18.9 4.80 43 26.9 % 1,181,091 0.06 % 6,958,169,159 121
2005 3,969,007 3.19 % 115,241 22,000 18.5 5.10 39 23.1 % 916,862 0.06 % 6,542,159,383 126
2000 3,392,801 1.89 % 60,528-14,000 17.1 5.60 34 20.4 % 691,565 0.06 % 6,145,006,989 127
1995 3,090,159 -0.15 % -4,630 -80,000 16.1 6.20 31 18.2 % 563,531 0.05 % 5,751,474,416 130
1990 3,113,311 2.49 % 72,032 -8,000 17.5 6.51 31 16.6 % 517,065 0.06 % 5,330,943,460 126
1985 2,753,151 2.91 % 73,522 2,000 17.7 6.70 27 15.7 % 431,250 0.06 % 4,873,781,796 127
1980 2,385,540 2.82 % 61,915 2,000 17.8 6.62 24 14.5 % 346,841 0.05 % 4,458,411,534 130
1975 2,075,965 2.76 % 52,817 2,000 17.9 6.62 21 13.3 % 276,708 0.05 % 4,079,087,198 130
1970 1,811,878 2.66 % 44,540 1,000 18.1 6.70 18 12.5 % 226,293 0.05 % 3,700,577,650 132
1965 1,589,179 2.60 % 38,338 199 17.8 6.97 16 11.4 % 180,373 0.05 % 3,339,592,688 132
1960 1,397,491 2.27 % 29,660 600 18.0 6.97 14 9.8 % 136,978 0.05 % 3,033,212,527 133
1955 1,249,193 1.81 % 21,409 199 17.8 6.97 12 8.4 % 104,727 0.05 % 2,772,242,535 132
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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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 5,432,216 2.31 % 117,048 -10,000 19.3 4.03 54 35.6 % 1,931,442 0.07 % 7,795,482,309 120
2025 6,056,880 2.20 % 124,933 -7,000 20.3 3.70 60 39.7 % 2,403,985 0.07 % 8,185,613,757 115
2030 6,717,687 2.09 % 132,161 -7,000 21.7 3.42 67 44.0 % 2,952,896 0.08 % 8,551,198,644 114
2035 7,420,805 2.01 % 140,624 -7,000 23.0 3.19 73 48.4 % 3,592,633 0.08 % 8,892,701,940 110
2040 8,152,540 1.90 % 146,347 -7,000 24.2 2.99 81 53.1 % 4,326,619 0.09 % 9,210,337,004 108
2045 8,887,988 1.74 % 147,090 -7,000 25.4 2.83 88 57.9 % 5,144,495 0.09 % 9,504,209,572 105
2050 9,606,664 1.57 % 143,735 -7,000 26.6 2.69 95 62.8 % 6,029,385 0.10 % 9,771,822,753 102
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 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 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 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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