Kuwait Population (LIVE)

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Kuwait Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Kuwait is 4,090,583 as of Monday, May 29, 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 230 per Km2 (596 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 17,817 Km2 (6,879 sq. miles)
  • 90.4 % of the population is urban (3,707,225 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Kuwait is 31.1 years.

Population of Kuwait (2017 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
2017 4,099,932 2.32 % 92,786 20,000 31.1 2.13 230 90.4 % 3,707,225 0.05 % 7,515,284,153 130
2016 4,007,146 2.96 % 115,031 20,000 31.1 2.13 225 90.3 % 3,619,376 0.05 % 7,432,663,275 131
2015 3,892,115 4.93 % 166,528 103,500 31 2.15 218 90.5 % 3,523,977 0.05 % 7,349,472,099 133
2010 3,059,473 6.21 % 159,174 104,400 29 2.55 172 96.1 % 2,939,625 0.04 % 6,929,725,043 136
2005 2,263,604 3.25 % 66,827 27,800 28 2.6 127 99.6 % 2,254,680 0.03 % 6,519,635,850 141
2000 1,929,470 3.34 % 58,488 19,700 28 3 108 96.9 % 1,870,267 0.03 % 6,126,622,121 144
1995 1,637,031 -4.48 % -84,360 -116,200 27 2.4 92 95 % 1,555,083 0.03 % 5,735,123,084 146
1990 2,058,832 3.48 % 64,702 22,200 23 3.15 116 98 % 2,018,046 0.04 % 5,309,667,699 139
1985 1,735,320 4.62 % 70,196 19,200 23 5 97 97.6 % 1,694,151 0.04 % 4,852,540,569 142
1980 1,384,342 5.66 % 66,631 22,500 21 5.9 78 93.9 % 1,299,912 0.03 % 4,439,632,465 143
1975 1,051,187 6.98 % 60,201 21,800 18 6.95 59 89.3 % 938,521 0.03 % 4,061,399,228 144
1970 750,184 9.24 % 53,602 27,500 19 7.4 42 85.7 % 642,820 0.02 % 3,682,487,691 147
1965 482,173 12.98 % 44,042 3,300 22 7.2 11 79.3 % 382,293 0.01 % 3,322,495,121 168
1960 261,962 6.1 % 13,433 6,600 24 7.2 15 74.9 % 196,216 0.01 % 3,018,343,828 164
1955 194,795 5.05 % 8,509 3,300 22 7.2 11 69.4 % 135,094 0.01 % 2,758,314,525 168
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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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 4,316,618 2.09 % 84,901 20,000 32 2.04 242 91.5 % 3,951,460 0.06 % 7,758,156,792 129
2025 4,672,201 1.6 % 71,117 14,000 33 1.97 262 93.4 % 4,365,654 0.06 % 8,141,661,007 129
2030 4,986,872 1.31 % 62,934 14,000 34 1.92 280 95.5 % 4,763,945 0.06 % 8,500,766,052 129
2035 5,252,058 1.04 % 53,037 10,000 35 1.9 295 98.1 % 5,153,265 0.06 % 8,838,907,877 129
2040 5,499,031 0.92 % 49,395 10,000 36 1.88 309 N.A. N.A. 0.06 % 9,157,233,976 127
2045 5,724,986 0.81 % 45,191 9,000 37 1.87 321 N.A. N.A. 0.06 % 9,453,891,780 122
2050 5,924,172 0.69 % 39,837 9,000 38 1.86 332 N.A. N.A. 0.06 % 9,725,147,994 121
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 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 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 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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