Mauritania Population (LIVE)

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Mauritania Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Mauritania is 4,456,806 as of Sunday, October 22, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Mauritania population is equivalent to 0.06% of the total world population.
  • Mauritania ranks number 128 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Mauritania is 4 per Km2 (11 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,030,700 Km2 (397,955 sq. miles)
  • 59.0 % of the population is urban (2,608,799 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Mauritania is 19.9 years.

Population of Mauritania (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMauritania
Global Rank
2018 4,540,068 2.71 % 119,884 5,100 19.9 4.82 4 57.5 % 2,693,674 0.06 % 7,632,819,325 128
2017 4,420,184 2.77 % 119,166 5,100 19.9 4.82 4 59.0 % 2,608,799 0.06 % 7,550,262,101 128
2016 4,301,018 2.84 % 118,677 5,100 19.9 4.82 4 58.7 % 2,525,008 0.06 % 7,466,964,280 128
2015 4,182,341 2.99 % 114,560 8,000 19.7 4.88 4 58.4 % 2,442,382 0.06 % 7,383,008,820 129
2010 3,609,543 2.89 % 95,765 2,001 19.2 5.07 4 56.7 % 2,045,878 0.05 % 6,958,169,159 133
2005 3,130,720 2.93 % 84,272 1,401 18.7 5.31 3 53.4 % 1,671,468 0.05 % 6,542,159,383 135
2000 2,709,359 3.09 % 76,4572,600 18.2 5.61 3 49.2 % 1,333,562 0.04 % 6,145,006,989 137
1995 2,327,075 2.77 % 59,387 -5,999 17.6 5.91 2 45.4 % 1,056,398 0.04 % 5,751,474,416 138
1990 2,030,140 2.78 % 52,040 -6,060 17.4 6.15 2 41.2 % 836,486 0.04 % 5,330,943,460 140
1985 1,769,942 2.90 % 47,171 -3,220 17.3 6.34 2 34.9 % 618,380 0.04 % 4,873,781,796 140
1980 1,534,085 2.92 % 41,080 -1,940 17.1 6.57 1 27.4 % 419,915 0.03 % 4,458,411,534 140
1975 1,328,686 2.95 % 35,956 -1,190 17.0 6.75 1 20.6 % 273,296 0.03 % 4,079,087,198 141
1970 1,148,908 2.97 % 31,308 -552 17.0 6.79 1 14.6 % 167,336 0.03 % 3,700,577,650 141
1965 992,367 2.95 % 26,840 -260 18.0 6.34 1 10.1 % 100,141 0.03 % 3,339,592,688 142
1960 858,168 2.82 % 22,273 -320 17.7 6.71 1 6.9 % 59,054 0.03 % 3,033,212,527 142
1955 746,804 2.49 % 17,263 -260 18.0 6.34 1 4.6 % 34,641 0.03 % 2,772,242,535 142
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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Mauritania Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMauritania
Global Rank
2020 4,783,767 2.72 % 120,285 5,100 20.3 4.58 5 59.9 % 2,866,197 0.06 % 7,795,482,309 128
2025 5,416,711 2.52 % 126,589 4,079 21.0 4.29 5 61.1 % 3,310,821 0.07 % 8,185,613,757 125
2030 6,076,668 2.33 % 131,991 3,061 21.8 4.03 6 62.1 % 3,773,924 0.07 % 8,551,198,644 119
2035 6,766,329 2.17 % 137,932 3,061 22.6 3.79 7 63.1 % 4,266,820 0.08 % 8,892,701,940 117
2040 7,482,408 2.03 % 143,216 3,061 23.5 3.58 7 64.0 % 4,785,074 0.08 % 9,210,337,004 114
2045 8,218,228 1.89 % 147,164 3,061 24.3 3.40 8 64.7 % 5,320,575 0.09 % 9,504,209,572 110
2050 8,965,000 1.75 % 149,354 3,061 25.2 3.23 9 65.4 % 5,867,189 0.09 % 9,771,822,753 105
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 Mauritania Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Mauritania delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Mauritania (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 Mauritania 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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