Mauritania Population (LIVE)

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Mauritania Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Mauritania is 4,263,646 as of Sunday, June 25, 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 1,041,616 Km2 (402,170 sq. miles)
  • 61.1 % of the population is urban (2,608,799 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Mauritania is 19.9 years.

Population of Mauritania (2017 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
2017 4,266,448 2.4 % 99,985 -4,000 19.9 4.63 4 61.1 % 2,608,799 0.06 % 7,515,284,153 128
2016 4,166,463 2.43 % 98,899 -4,000 19.9 4.63 4 60.6 % 2,525,008 0.06 % 7,432,663,275 129
2015 4,067,564 2.52 % 95,233 -4,000 20 4.69 4 60 % 2,442,382 0.06 % 7,349,472,099 130
2010 3,591,400 2.63 % 87,463 -4,000 19 4.97 4 57 % 2,045,878 0.05 % 6,929,725,043 133
2005 3,154,087 3.07 % 88,533 6,000 19 5.26 3 53 % 1,671,468 0.05 % 6,519,635,850 135
2000 2,711,421 3.04 % 75,491 2,000 18 5.55 3 49.2 % 1,333,562 0.04 % 6,126,622,121 137
1995 2,333,966 2.89 % 62,060 -2,900 18 5.85 2 45.3 % 1,056,398 0.04 % 5,735,123,084 138
1990 2,023,665 2.75 % 51,362 -6,100 18 6.09 2 41.3 % 836,486 0.04 % 5,309,667,699 140
1985 1,766,855 2.87 % 46,554 -3,200 17 6.28 2 35 % 618,380 0.04 % 4,852,540,569 140
1980 1,534,085 2.92 % 41,080 -1,900 17 6.57 2 27.4 % 419,915 0.03 % 4,439,632,465 140
1975 1,328,687 2.95 % 35,956 -1,200 17 6.75 1 20.6 % 273,296 0.03 % 4,061,399,228 141
1970 1,148,908 2.97 % 31,308 -600 17 6.79 1 14.6 % 167,336 0.03 % 3,682,487,691 141
1965 992,368 2.95 % 26,840 -300 18 6.34 1 10.1 % 100,141 0.03 % 3,322,495,121 142
1960 858,170 2.82 % 22,273 -300 18 6.71 1 6.9 % 59,054 0.03 % 3,018,343,828 142
1955 746,804 2.49 % 17,263 -300 18 6.34 1 4.6 % 34,641 0.03 % 2,758,314,525 142
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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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 4,573,157 2.37 % 101,119 -4,000 20 4.39 4 62.7 % 2,866,197 0.06 % 7,758,156,792 128
2025 5,106,851 2.23 % 106,739 -4,000 21 4.11 5 64.8 % 3,310,821 0.06 % 8,141,661,007 125
2030 5,666,493 2.1 % 111,928 -4,000 22 3.86 6 66.6 % 3,773,924 0.07 % 8,500,766,052 122
2035 6,247,981 1.97 % 116,298 -4,000 23 3.63 6 68.3 % 4,266,820 0.07 % 8,838,907,877 118
2040 6,843,880 1.84 % 119,180 -4,000 24 3.43 7 69.9 % 4,785,074 0.07 % 9,157,233,976 115
2045 7,446,458 1.7 % 120,516 -4,000 25 3.25 7 71.5 % 5,320,575 0.08 % 9,453,891,780 115
2050 8,049,469 1.57 % 120,602 -4,000 26 3.1 8 72.9 % 5,867,189 0.08 % 9,725,147,994 113
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 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 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 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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