Kuwait Population (LIVE)

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Kuwait Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Kuwait is 4,159,439 as of Friday, November 17, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Kuwait population is equivalent to 0.05% of the total world population.
  • Kuwait ranks number 130 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Kuwait is 232 per Km2 (601 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 17,820 Km2 (6,880 sq. miles)
  • 89.6 % of the population is urban (3,707,225 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Kuwait is 33.5 years.

Population of Kuwait (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationKuwait
Global Rank
2018 4,197,128 1.46 % 60,600 20,000 33.5 2.03 236 88.3 % 3,789,841 0.05 % 7,632,819,325 129
2017 4,136,528 2.07 % 83,944 20,000 33.5 2.03 232 89.6 % 3,707,225 0.05 % 7,550,262,101 130
2016 4,052,584 2.97 % 116,790 20,000 33.5 2.03 227 89.3 % 3,619,376 0.05 % 7,466,964,280 131
2015 3,935,794 5.59 % 187,542 134,000 33.4 2.05 221 89.5 % 3,523,977 0.05 % 7,383,008,820 133
2010 2,998,083 5.66 % 144,292 95,900 29.5 2.40 168 98.1 % 2,939,625 0.04 % 6,958,169,159 137
2005 2,276,623 2.11 % 45,176 5,300 28.2 2.60 128 99.0 % 2,254,680 0.03 % 6,542,159,383 141
2000 2,050,741 4.95 % 88,01848,400 27.8 3.00 115 91.2 % 1,870,267 0.03 % 6,145,006,989 142
1995 1,610,651 -5.16 % -97,793 -131,000 26.6 2.55 90 96.5 % 1,555,083 0.03 % 5,751,474,416 146
1990 2,099,615 3.84 % 72,124 23,954 23.5 3.65 118 96.1 % 2,018,046 0.04 % 5,330,943,460 138
1985 1,738,994 4.85 % 73,335 23,068 22.2 5.00 98 97.4 % 1,694,151 0.04 % 4,873,781,796 142
1980 1,372,318 6.01 % 69,476 28,220 20.5 5.60 77 94.7 % 1,299,912 0.03 % 4,458,411,534 143
1975 1,024,940 6.54 % 55,635 19,167 17.7 6.75 58 91.6 % 938,521 0.03 % 4,079,087,198 144
1970 746,767 9.54 % 54,643 29,320 18.8 7.40 42 86.1 % 642,820 0.02 % 3,700,577,650 147
1965 473,554 11.92 % 40,787 770 22.7 7.20 27 80.7 % 382,293 0.01 % 3,339,592,688 169
1960 269,618 8.19 % 17,546 10,550 23.3 7.20 15 72.8 % 196,216 0.01 % 3,033,212,527 164
1955 181,888 3.51 % 5,758 770 22.7 7.20 10 74.3 % 135,094 0.01 % 2,772,242,535 169
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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Kuwait Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationKuwait
Global Rank
2020 4,302,875 1.80 % 73,416 20,000 33.7 1.97 241 91.8 % 3,951,460 0.06 % 7,795,482,309 129
2025 4,602,914 1.36 % 60,008 14,000 34.1 1.91 258 94.8 % 4,365,654 0.06 % 8,185,613,757 129
2030 4,873,674 1.15 % 54,152 14,000 34.8 1.88 273 97.7 % 4,763,945 0.06 % 8,551,198,644 130
2035 5,111,323 0.96 % 47,530 12,000 36.1 1.85 287 N.A. N.A. 0.06 % 8,892,701,940 130
2040 5,323,821 0.82 % 42,500 12,000 37.0 1.84 299 N.A. N.A. 0.06 % 9,210,337,004 129
2045 5,504,477 0.67 % 36,131 11,000 37.6 1.83 309 N.A. N.A. 0.06 % 9,504,209,572 128
2050 5,643,532 0.50 % 27,811 9,000 38.1 1.82 317 N.A. N.A. 0.06 % 9,771,822,753 127
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 Kuwait Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Kuwait delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Kuwait (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 Kuwait 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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