Iraq Population (LIVE)

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Iraq Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Iraq is 38,539,730 as of Monday, May 29, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Iraq population is equivalent to 0.51% of the total world population.
  • Iraq ranks number 36 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Iraq is 89 per Km2 (231 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 434,077 Km2 (167,598 sq. miles)
  • 68.1 % of the population is urban (26,306,153 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Iraq is 19.4 years.

Population of Iraq (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationIraq
Global Rank
2017 38,654,287 2.95 % 1,106,601 4,051 19.4 4.58 89 68.1 % 26,306,153 0.51 % 7,515,284,153 36
2016 37,547,686 3.09 % 1,124,291 4,051 19.4 4.58 87 68.1 % 25,576,081 0.51 % 7,432,663,275 37
2015 36,423,395 3.37 % 1,111,048 109,700 19 4.64 84 68.2 % 24,847,389 0.50 % 7,349,472,099 37
2010 30,868,156 2.7 % 770,089 -91,500 19 4.64 71 69.2 % 21,374,433 0.45 % 6,929,725,043 39
2005 27,017,712 2.76 % 688,592 -53,300 19 4.66 62 69.7 % 18,825,977 0.41 % 6,519,635,850 40
2000 23,574,751 3.12 % 671,398 -3,600 18 5.19 54 69.2 % 16,302,927 0.38 % 6,126,622,121 43
1995 20,217,759 2.95 % 547,861 -30,800 18 5.65 47 69.3 % 14,005,725 0.35 % 5,735,123,084 47
1990 17,478,455 2.33 % 380,412 -126,000 17 6.09 40 69.9 % 12,210,719 0.33 % 5,309,667,699 46
1985 15,576,396 2.67 % 384,608 -40,000 17 6.35 36 68.8 % 10,711,365 0.32 % 4,852,540,569 49
1980 13,653,358 3.16 % 393,755 -9,600 17 6.8 31 65.5 % 8,945,866 0.31 % 4,439,632,465 50
1975 11,684,585 3.33 % 353,321 -1,700 17 7.15 27 61.4 % 7,171,849 0.29 % 4,061,399,228 51
1970 9,917,982 3.44 % 308,438 -1,400 18 7.4 23 56.2 % 5,569,368 0.27 % 3,682,487,691 52
1965 8,375,791 2.82 % 217,206 -100 20 7.3 15 50.7 % 4,242,439 0.25 % 3,322,495,121 64
1960 7,289,759 2.31 % 157,421 -200 20 6.2 17 42.9 % 3,127,213 0.24 % 3,018,343,828 62
1955 6,502,655 2.6 % 156,693 -100 20 7.3 15 37.6 % 2,447,030 0.24 % 2,758,314,525 64
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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Iraq Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationIraq
Global Rank
2020 41,972,388 2.88 % 1,109,799 4,100 20 4.35 97 68.1 % 28,564,086 0.54 % 7,758,156,792 36
2025 47,797,392 2.63 % 1,165,001 -20,800 20 4.09 110 68.3 % 32,654,360 0.59 % 8,141,661,007 32
2030 54,070,782 2.5 % 1,254,678 -17,000 21 3.86 125 68.2 % 36,880,434 0.64 % 8,500,766,052 30
2035 60,872,925 2.4 % 1,360,429 -6,000 22 3.65 140 68 % 41,385,909 0.69 % 8,838,907,877 29
2040 68,127,336 2.28 % 1,450,882 -6,000 23 3.47 157 67.6 % 46,082,548 0.74 % 9,157,233,976 26
2045 75,758,053 2.15 % 1,526,143 -6,000 24 3.31 174 67.1 % 50,862,249 0.8 % 9,453,891,780 23
2050 83,652,059 2 % 1,578,801 -6,000 24 3.17 193 66.5 % 55,653,186 0.86 % 9,725,147,994 22
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 Iraq Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Iraq delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Iraq (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 Iraq 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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