Middle Africa Population (LIVE)

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Middle Africa Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Countries in Middle Africa

CountryPopulation (2017)
Democratic Republic of the Congo(81,339,988)
Angola(29,784,193)
Cameroon(24,053,727)
Chad(14,899,994)
Congo(5,260,750)
Central African Republic(4,659,080)
Gabon(2,025,137)
Equatorial Guinea(1,267,689)
Sao Tome and Principe(204,327)
  • The current population of Middle Africa is 165,400,152 as of Saturday, November 18, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Middle Africa population is equivalent to 2.17% of the total world population.
  • Middle Africa ranks number 4 in Africa among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Middle Africa is 25 per Km2 (65 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 6,496,820 Km2 (2,508,435 sq. miles)
  • 41.6 % of the population is urban (68,038,581 people in 2017).
  • The median age in Middle Africa is 17.1 years.

Population of Middle Africa (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationMiddle Africa's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMiddle Africa
Rank within
Africa
2017 163,494,885 3.11 % 4,931,909 3,060 17.1 5.86 25 41.6 % 68,038,581 2.2 % 7,550,262,101 4
2016 158,562,976 3.14 % 4,820,252 3,060 17.1 5.86 24 41.3 % 65,512,285 2.1 % 7,466,964,280 4
2015 153,742,724 3.2 % 4,478,265 -24,000 17.1 5.94 24 41 % 63,060,945 2.2 % 7,383,008,820 4
2010 131,351,399 3.25 % 3,879,470 35,200 17.0 6.24 20 39.5 % 51,883,273 2.0 % 6,958,169,159 4
2005 111,954,048 3.1 % 3,171,036 39,300 17.1 6.39 17 37.8 % 42,363,343 1.8 % 6,542,159,383 4
2000 96,098,868 2.68 % 2,380,586 -200,300 17.0 6.52 15 35.9 % 34,515,061 1.7 % 6,145,006,989 4
1995 84,195,938 3.37 % 2,572,930 295,800 17.0 6.67 13 33.9 % 28,524,545 1.6 % 5,751,474,416 4
1990 71,331,287 2.95 % 1,928,525 -23,900 17.0 6.76 11 31.6 % 22,566,053 1.5 % 5,330,943,460 4
1985 61,688,663 2.84 % 1,614,343 -50,800 17.2 6.73 9 29.2 % 18,043,007 1.4 % 4,873,781,796 4
1980 53,616,947 2.79 % 1,377,472 -18,600 17.5 6.65 8 27 % 14,464,650 1.3 % 4,458,411,534 4
1975 46,729,589 2.59 % 1,121,536 -37,500 17.9 6.50 7 24.6 % 11,495,004 1.3 % 4,079,087,198 4
1970 41,121,907 2.49 % 950,693 1,600 18.2 6.35 6 21.7 % 8,920,837 1.2 % 3,700,577,650 4
1965 36,368,441 2.32 % 787,932 -1,200 19.2 6.08 6 12.4 % 4,521,056 1.2 % 3,339,592,688 4
1960 32,428,782 2.14 % 651,067 -600 18.9 6.11 5 17.4 % 5,650,750 1.2 % 3,033,212,527 4
1955 29,173,448 1.98 % 543,937 -1,200 19.2 6.08 4 15.5 % 4,521,056 1.2 % 2,772,242,535 4
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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Middle Africa Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationMiddle Africa's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMiddle Africa
Rank within
Africa
2020 178,959,265 3.08 % 5,043,308 3,100 17.4 5.54 28 42.5 % 76,069,788 2.4 % 7,795,482,309 4
2025 206,960,724 2.95 % 5,600,292 300 18.0 5.12 32 44 % 90,975,784 2.7 % 8,185,613,757 4
2030 237,770,539 2.81 % 6,161,963 -19,700 18.7 4.72 37 45.3 % 107,746,675 2.9 % 8,551,198,644 4
2035 271,314,878 2.67 % 6,708,868 -22,700 19.5 4.34 42 46.6 % 126,304,834 3.1 % 8,892,701,940 4
2040 307,220,862 2.52 % 7,181,197 -22,700 20.4 4.00 47 47.7 % 146,604,039 3.5 % 9,210,337,004 4
2045 344,940,728 2.34 % 7,543,973 -23,700 21.3 3.69 53 48.9 % 168,586,647 3.7 % 9,504,209,572 3
2050 384,004,505 2.17 % 7,812,755 -24,700 22.4 3.42 59 50 % 192,107,766 4.0 % 9,771,822,753 3
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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Notes

The Middle Africa Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Middle Africa delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Middle Africa (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 sub-region 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 countries within Middle Africa, 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.

Middle Africa's Share of World Pop: Total population 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.

Rank within Africa: Position held by Middle Africa in the list of all regions within Africa ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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