Gambia Population (LIVE)

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Gambia Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Gambia is 2,118,342 as of Sunday, June 25, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Gambia population is equivalent to 0.03% of the total world population.
  • Gambia ranks number 146 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Gambia is 210 per Km2 (543 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 10,118 Km2 (3,907 sq. miles)
  • 60.1 % of the population is urban (1,274,533 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Gambia is 16.9 years.

Population of Gambia (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGambia
Global Rank
2017 2,120,418 3.18 % 65,432 -2,600 16.9 5.73 210 60.1 % 1,274,533 0.03 % 7,515,284,153 146
2016 2,054,986 3.22 % 64,062 -2,600 16.9 5.73 203 59.6 % 1,224,118 0.03 % 7,432,663,275 148
2015 1,990,924 3.3 % 59,584 -2,700 17 5.78 197 59 % 1,174,794 0.03 % 7,349,472,099 148
2010 1,693,002 3.28 % 50,492 -2,700 17 5.79 167 55.9 % 946,153 0.02 % 6,929,725,043 149
2005 1,440,542 3.23 % 42,336 -2,700 17 5.85 142 52.2 % 751,920 0.02 % 6,519,635,850 149
2000 1,228,863 2.89 % 32,623 -5,300 17 5.99 121 47.9 % 588,236 0.02 % 6,126,622,121 152
1995 1,065,746 3.06 % 29,787 -3,000 17 6.08 105 43.4 % 462,129 0.02 % 5,735,123,084 153
1990 916,811 4.6 % 36,944 9,700 17 6.14 91 38.3 % 351,251 0.02 % 5,309,667,699 153
1985 732,092 3.91 % 25,544 3,900 17 6.29 72 33 % 241,728 0.02 % 4,852,540,569 154
1980 604,371 3.01 % 16,660 -700 18 6.34 60 28.4 % 171,727 0.01 % 4,439,632,465 156
1975 521,070 3.1 % 14,757 1,900 19 6.2 52 24.4 % 127,275 0.01 % 4,061,399,228 158
1970 447,283 2.22 % 9,284 0 20 5.96 44 19.5 % 87,204 0.01 % 3,682,487,691 158
1965 400,865 1.73 % 6,587 3,400 20 5.29 30 14.5 % 58,256 0.01 % 3,322,495,121 159
1960 367,929 3.89 % 12,779 7,300 21 5.46 36 12.1 % 44,628 0.01 % 3,018,343,828 156
1955 304,033 2.3 % 6,532 3,400 20 5.29 30 11.2 % 33,939 0.01 % 2,758,314,525 159
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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Gambia Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGambia
Global Rank
2020 2,325,503 3.16 % 66,916 -2,600 17 5.53 230 61.6 % 1,432,149 0.03 % 7,758,156,792 145
2025 2,697,535 3.01 % 74,406 -2,600 18 5.22 267 63.5 % 1,714,240 0.03 % 8,141,661,007 143
2030 3,104,870 2.85 % 81,467 -2,600 18 4.87 307 64.9 % 2,016,476 0.04 % 8,500,766,052 139
2035 3,544,391 2.68 % 87,904 -2,600 19 4.51 350 66.2 % 2,345,454 0.04 % 8,838,907,877 137
2040 4,009,556 2.5 % 93,033 -2,600 20 4.15 396 67.4 % 2,701,266 0.04 % 9,157,233,976 131
2045 4,491,945 2.3 % 96,478 -2,600 21 3.81 444 68.5 % 3,077,912 0.05 % 9,453,891,780 131
2050 4,981,357 2.09 % 97,882 -2,600 22 3.48 492 69.6 % 3,468,322 0.05 % 9,725,147,994 130
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 Gambia Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Gambia delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Gambia (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 Gambia 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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