Libya Population (LIVE)

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Libya Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Libya is 6,394,779 as of Saturday, April 29, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Libya population is equivalent to 0.09% of the total world population.
  • Libya ranks number 108 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 1,758,378 Km2 (678,913 sq. miles)
  • 79.9 % of the population is urban (5,119,943 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Libya is 27.8 years.

Population of Libya (2017 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
2017 6,408,742 1.24 % 78,583 -1,999 27.8 2.49 4 79.9 % 5,119,943 0.09 % 7,515,284,153 108
2016 6,330,159 0.82 % 51,721 -1,999 27.8 2.49 4 79.6 % 5,036,241 0.09 % 7,432,663,275 108
2015 6,278,438 0.04 % 2,548 -100,300 28 2.53 4 79 % 4,962,312 0.09 % 7,349,472,099 108
2010 6,265,697 1.55 % 92,831 -16,400 26 2.66 4 74.9 % 4,690,054 0.09 % 6,929,725,043 105
2005 5,801,543 1.68 % 92,856 -2,300 25 2.75 3 74.2 % 4,302,128 0.09 % 6,519,635,850 103
2000 5,337,264 1.82 % 91,812 1,700 23 3.25 3 74 % 3,951,824 0.09 % 6,126,622,121 106
1995 4,878,202 2.09 % 95,957 800 20 4.22 3 74 % 3,607,903 0.09 % 5,735,123,084 106
1990 4,398,419 2.75 % 111,557 1,100 19 5.71 3 73.3 % 3,225,662 0.08 % 5,309,667,699 108
1985 3,840,635 3.77 % 129,866 22,700 17 6.68 2 73.4 % 2,820,945 0.08 % 4,852,540,569 111
1980 3,191,304 4.01 % 113,915 11,500 16 7.67 2 67.6 % 2,157,657 0.07 % 4,439,632,465 116
1975 2,621,730 4.4 % 101,493 11,700 16 8.1 2 60.6 % 1,589,712 0.06 % 4,061,399,228 122
1970 2,114,264 4.25 % 79,402 9,600 17 7.99 1 48.8 % 1,030,990 0.06 % 3,682,487,691 127
1965 1,717,255 3.66 % 56,536 0 20 7.14 1 33.6 % 576,245 0.05 % 3,322,495,121 133
1960 1,434,576 3.07 % 40,310 9,200 19 7.2 1 27.2 % 390,294 0.05 % 3,018,343,828 132
1955 1,233,025 2.06 % 23,929 0 20 7.14 1 23.1 % 284,963 0.04 % 2,758,314,525 133
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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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 6,700,086 1.31 % 84,330 -2,000 29 2.32 4 80.4 % 5,387,304 0.09 % 7,758,156,792 108
2025 7,086,250 1.13 % 77,233 4,000 30 2.14 4 81.4 % 5,768,972 0.09 % 8,141,661,007 107
2030 7,418,044 0.92 % 66,359 4,000 32 2.01 4 82.3 % 6,103,346 0.09 % 8,500,766,052 107
2035 7,713,200 0.78 % 59,031 4,000 33 1.91 4 83.1 % 6,406,883 0.09 % 8,838,907,877 108
2040 7,979,782 0.68 % 53,316 4,000 35 1.84 5 83.8 % 6,689,452 0.09 % 9,157,233,976 109
2045 8,206,991 0.56 % 45,442 4,000 37 1.79 5 84.6 % 6,944,658 0.09 % 9,453,891,780 109
2050 8,374,998 0.41 % 33,601 4,000 38 1.77 5 85.4 % 7,155,060 0.09 % 9,725,147,994 108
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 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 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 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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