Liberia Population (LIVE)

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Liberia Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Liberia is 4,769,081 as of Sunday, October 22, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Liberia population is equivalent to 0.06% of the total world population.
  • Liberia ranks number 124 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Liberia is 49 per Km2 (127 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 96,320 Km2 (37,189 sq. miles)
  • 50.5 % of the population is urban (2,388,378 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Liberia is 18.7 years.

Population of Liberia (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationLiberia
Global Rank
2018 4,853,516 2.57 % 121,610 -5,000 18.7 4.76 50 49.2 % 2,467,489 0.06 % 7,632,819,325 123
2017 4,731,906 2.56 % 118,083 -5,000 18.7 4.76 49 50.5 % 2,388,378 0.06 % 7,550,262,101 124
2016 4,613,823 2.54 % 114,202 -5,000 18.7 4.76 48 50.1 % 2,311,925 0.06 % 7,466,964,280 125
2015 4,499,621 2.65 % 110,299 -4,000 18.6 4.83 47 49.7 % 2,238,246 0.06 % 7,383,008,820 126
2010 3,948,125 3.90 % 137,379 35,117 18.3 5.23 41 47.9 % 1,891,948 0.06 % 6,958,169,159 129
2005 3,261,230 2.49 % 75,342 -10,000 18.2 5.68 34 46.2 % 1,505,759 0.05 % 6,542,159,383 134
2000 2,884,522 6.83 % 162,20890,000 18.1 6.05 30 44.4 % 1,282,032 0.05 % 6,145,006,989 136
1995 2,073,482 -0.23 % -4,750 -60,000 17.8 6.27 22 46.1 % 955,924 0.04 % 5,751,474,416 141
1990 2,097,232 -0.89 % -19,065 -80,000 17.4 6.72 22 55.6 % 1,165,453 0.04 % 5,330,943,460 139
1985 2,192,555 3.03 % 60,848 0 17.3 6.96 23 42.5 % 931,117 0.04 % 4,873,781,796 135
1980 1,888,314 3.05 % 52,660 2,390 17.5 6.93 20 35.2 % 665,542 0.04 % 4,458,411,534 136
1975 1,625,013 2.78 % 41,697 2,199 17.8 6.80 17 30.4 % 494,815 0.04 % 4,079,087,198 137
1970 1,416,529 2.48 % 32,711 1,599 18.3 6.59 15 26.1 % 369,483 0.04 % 3,700,577,650 137
1965 1,252,972 2.26 % 26,532 -3 19.0 6.27 13 22.1 % 277,001 0.04 % 3,339,592,688 136
1960 1,120,313 2.09 % 22,049 1,597 19.0 6.35 12 18.6 % 208,739 0.04 % 3,033,212,527 137
1955 1,010,067 1.66 % 16,008 -3 19.0 6.27 10 15.6 % 157,492 0.04 % 2,772,242,535 136
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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Liberia Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationLiberia
Global Rank
2020 5,103,853 2.55 % 120,846 -5,000 19.2 4.48 53 51.6 % 2,632,194 0.07 % 7,795,482,309 123
2025 5,770,096 2.48 % 133,249 -5,000 20.0 4.16 60 53.4 % 3,083,143 0.07 % 8,185,613,757 118
2030 6,495,377 2.40 % 145,056 -5,000 20.9 3.88 67 55.3 % 3,595,088 0.08 % 8,551,198,644 115
2035 7,271,261 2.28 % 155,177 -5,000 21.7 3.62 75 57.3 % 4,163,237 0.08 % 8,892,701,940 113
2040 8,087,611 2.15 % 163,270 -5,000 22.6 3.40 84 59.1 % 4,778,549 0.09 % 9,210,337,004 109
2045 8,934,809 2.01 % 169,440 -5,000 23.5 3.22 93 60.8 % 5,433,080 0.09 % 9,504,209,572 103
2050 9,804,031 1.87 % 173,844 -5,000 24.5 3.05 102 62.4 % 6,121,634 0.10 % 9,771,822,753 100
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 Liberia Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Liberia delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Liberia (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 Liberia 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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