Libya Population (LIVE)

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Libya Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Libya is 6,404,219 as of Sunday, October 22, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Libya population is equivalent to 0.08% of the total world population.
  • Libya ranks number 109 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Libya is 4 per Km2 (9 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,759,540 Km2 (679,362 sq. miles)
  • 80.3 % of the population is urban (5,119,943 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Libya is 27.6 years.

Population of Libya (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationLibya
Global Rank
2018 6,470,956 1.51 % 96,340 -1,999 27.6 2.36 4 79.1 % 5,209,809 0.08 % 7,632,819,325 108
2017 6,374,616 1.29 % 81,363 -1,999 27.6 2.36 4 80.3 % 5,119,943 0.08 % 7,550,262,101 109
2016 6,293,253 0.94 % 58,298 -1,999 27.6 2.36 4 80.0 % 5,036,241 0.08 % 7,466,964,280 109
2015 6,234,955 0.21 % 13,163 -86,681 27.2 2.40 4 79.6 % 4,962,312 0.08 % 7,383,008,820 109
2010 6,169,140 1.27 % 75,290 -23,711 25.8 2.43 4 76.0 % 4,690,054 0.09 % 6,958,169,159 108
2005 5,792,688 1.58 % 87,387 -4,114 24.0 2.64 3 74.3 % 4,302,128 0.09 % 6,542,159,383 104
2000 5,355,751 1.59 % 81,391-11,474 22.1 3.20 3 73.8 % 3,951,824 0.09 % 6,145,006,989 104
1995 4,948,798 2.21 % 102,427 793 20.2 4.22 3 72.9 % 3,607,903 0.09 % 5,751,474,416 106
1990 4,436,661 2.75 % 112,576 1,098 18.5 5.71 3 72.7 % 3,225,662 0.08 % 5,330,943,460 108
1985 3,873,781 3.77 % 130,863 22,676 17.4 6.68 2 72.8 % 2,820,945 0.08 % 4,873,781,796 111
1980 3,219,466 4.01 % 114,865 11,507 16.1 7.67 2 67.0 % 2,157,657 0.07 % 4,458,411,534 117
1975 2,645,139 4.39 % 102,323 11,733 16.1 8.10 2 60.1 % 1,589,712 0.06 % 4,079,087,198 122
1970 2,133,526 4.24 % 80,044 9,600 17.0 7.99 1 48.3 % 1,030,990 0.06 % 3,700,577,650 126
1965 1,733,306 3.66 % 56,978 0 19.8 7.14 1 33.2 % 576,245 0.05 % 3,339,592,688 133
1960 1,448,417 3.07 % 40,612 9,204 19.3 7.20 1 26.9 % 390,294 0.05 % 3,033,212,527 132
1955 1,245,358 2.06 % 24,169 0 19.8 7.14 1 22.9 % 284,963 0.04 % 2,772,242,535 133
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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Libya Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationLibya
Global Rank
2020 6,662,173 1.33 % 85,444 -1,999 29.0 2.21 4 80.9 % 5,387,304 0.09 % 7,795,482,309 108
2025 7,031,832 1.09 % 73,932 -1,999 30.8 2.06 4 82.0 % 5,768,972 0.09 % 8,185,613,757 107
2030 7,342,346 0.87 % 62,103 -1,999 32.5 1.94 4 83.1 % 6,103,346 0.09 % 8,551,198,644 107
2035 7,603,743 0.70 % 52,279 -1,999 34.2 1.86 4 84.3 % 6,406,883 0.09 % 8,892,701,940 108
2040 7,825,251 0.58 % 44,302 -1,999 35.8 1.81 4 85.5 % 6,689,452 0.08 % 9,210,337,004 111
2045 8,003,680 0.45 % 35,686 -1,999 37.4 1.78 5 86.8 % 6,944,658 0.08 % 9,504,209,572 112
2050 8,123,669 0.30 % 23,998 -1,999 38.9 1.76 5 88.1 % 7,155,060 0.08 % 9,771,822,753 112
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 Libya Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Libya delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Libya (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 Libya 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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