Laos Population (LIVE)

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Laos Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Lao People's Democratic Republic is 7,052,693 as of Sunday, August 20, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Laos population is equivalent to 0.09% of the total world population.
  • Laos ranks number 105 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Laos is 31 per Km2 (79 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 230,612 Km2 (89,040 sq. miles)
  • 42 % of the population is urban (2,957,896 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Laos is 22.2 years.

Population of Laos (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationLaos
Global Rank
2017 7,037,521 1.72 % 119,154 -15,000 22.2 3.03 31 42 % 2,957,896 0.09 % 7,515,284,153 105
2016 6,918,367 1.71 % 116,344 -15,000 22.2 3.03 30 41 % 2,833,757 0.09 % 7,432,663,275 105
2015 6,802,023 1.67 % 108,296 -23,500 22 3.1 30 39.8 % 2,710,569 0.09 % 7,349,472,099 105
2010 6,260,544 1.73 % 103,106 -23,500 20 3.5 27 33.8 % 2,118,470 0.09 % 6,929,725,043 106
2005 5,745,012 1.46 % 80,427 -35,000 19 3.9 25 27.6 % 1,585,851 0.09 % 6,519,635,850 105
2000 5,342,879 1.92 % 97,021 -26,300 18 4.81 23 22.2 % 1,184,197 0.09 % 6,126,622,121 104
1995 4,857,774 2.72 % 121,987 -9,000 18 5.88 21 17.4 % 846,587 0.08 % 5,735,123,084 107
1990 4,247,839 2.91 % 113,539 0 18 6.27 18 15.4 % 655,220 0.08 % 5,309,667,699 111
1985 3,680,145 2.5 % 85,489 -7,000 18 6.36 16 13.8 % 507,662 0.08 % 4,852,540,569 113
1980 3,252,701 1.31 % 40,967 -39,800 18 6.15 14 12.4 % 402,354 0.07 % 4,439,632,465 113
1975 3,047,864 2.56 % 72,368 0 19 5.99 13 11.1 % 337,590 0.08 % 4,061,399,228 114
1970 2,686,025 2.44 % 60,992 0 19 5.98 12 9.6 % 258,436 0.07 % 3,682,487,691 116
1965 2,381,063 2.35 % 52,224 0 19 5.94 8 8.3 % 198,132 0.07 % 3,322,495,121 115
1960 2,119,944 2.32 % 45,916 0 19 5.96 9 7.9 % 168,441 0.07 % 3,018,343,828 115
1955 1,890,363 2.35 % 41,489 0 19 5.94 8 7.6 % 143,384 0.07 % 2,758,314,525 115
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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Laos Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationLaos
Global Rank
2020 7,397,943 1.69 % 119,184 -15,000 23 2.77 32 45 % 3,331,734 0.1 % 7,758,156,792 104
2025 7,965,982 1.49 % 113,608 -15,000 25 2.53 35 49.4 % 3,935,861 0.1 % 8,141,661,007 103
2030 8,489,485 1.28 % 104,701 -15,000 26 2.34 37 52.8 % 4,479,351 0.1 % 8,500,766,052 103
2035 8,972,931 1.11 % 96,689 -15,000 28 2.19 39 55.4 % 4,975,298 0.1 % 8,838,907,877 101
2040 9,421,238 0.98 % 89,661 -15,000 30 2.07 41 58.1 % 5,473,194 0.1 % 9,157,233,976 100
2045 9,826,166 0.85 % 80,986 -15,000 32 1.97 43 60.7 % 5,963,650 0.1 % 9,453,891,780 99
2050 10,172,429 0.7 % 69,253 -15,000 34 1.89 44 63.3 % 6,434,609 0.1 % 9,725,147,994 98
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 Laos Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of the Lao People's Democratic Republic delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Laos (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 Laos 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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