Nepal Population (LIVE)

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Nepal Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Nepal is 29,451,920 as of Sunday, December 17, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Nepal population is equivalent to 0.39% of the total world population.
  • Nepal ranks number 48 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Nepal is 204 per Km2 (529 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 143,350 Km2 (55,348 sq. miles)
  • 19.2 % of the population is urban (5,634,780 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Nepal is 23.6 years.

Population of Nepal (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNepal
Global Rank
2018 29,624,035 1.09 % 319,037 -70,000 23.6 2.27 207 19.0 % 5,811,187 0.39 % 7,632,819,325 48
2017 29,304,998 1.11 % 322,227 -70,000 23.6 2.27 204 19.2 % 5,634,780 0.39 % 7,550,262,101 48
2016 28,982,771 1.14 % 326,489 -70,000 23.6 2.27 202 18.8 % 5,462,512 0.39 % 7,466,964,280 46
2015 28,656,282 1.18 % 326,629 -74,474 23.2 2.32 200 18.5 % 5,294,339 0.39 % 7,383,008,820 46
2010 27,023,137 1.06 % 276,570 -204,779 21.3 2.96 189 16.7 % 4,516,065 0.39 % 6,958,169,159 46
2005 25,640,287 1.55 % 379,875 -159,569 20.0 3.64 179 15.0 % 3,839,979 0.39 % 6,542,159,383 44
2000 23,740,911 2.10 % 468,905-92,941 19.3 4.41 166 13.1 % 3,113,842 0.39 % 6,145,006,989 42
1995 21,396,384 2.68 % 529,396 15,213 19.0 4.97 149 10.5 % 2,243,061 0.37 % 5,751,474,416 43
1990 18,749,406 2.31 % 405,090 -43,281 18.7 5.33 131 8.6 % 1,603,630 0.35 % 5,330,943,460 44
1985 16,723,956 2.33 % 364,359 -20,229 19.0 5.62 117 7.1 % 1,192,345 0.34 % 4,873,781,796 44
1980 14,902,163 2.26 % 315,270 -8,200 19.3 5.80 104 5.9 % 876,189 0.33 % 4,458,411,534 45
1975 13,325,814 2.12 % 265,577 -1,160 19.4 5.87 93 4.7 % 621,726 0.33 % 4,079,087,198 47
1970 11,997,929 1.91 % 216,841 -4,215 19.2 5.96 84 3.8 % 457,288 0.32 % 3,700,577,650 45
1965 10,913,724 1.64 % 170,143 -8,112 20.2 5.96 76 3.6 % 390,335 0.33 % 3,339,592,688 40
1960 10,063,011 1.60 % 153,904 -16,046 19.9 5.96 70 3.3 % 332,199 0.33 % 3,033,212,527 41
1955 9,293,493 1.84 % 162,034 -8,112 20.2 5.96 65 2.9 % 268,676 0.34 % 2,772,242,535 40
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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Nepal Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNepal
Global Rank
2020 30,260,244 1.10 % 320,792 -70,000 25.0 2.08 211 20.4 % 6,176,685 0.39 % 7,795,482,309 49
2025 31,813,598 1.01 % 310,671 -60,001 27.2 1.93 222 22.5 % 7,162,029 0.39 % 8,185,613,757 50
2030 33,167,612 0.84 % 270,803 -60,001 29.5 1.83 231 24.8 % 8,234,717 0.39 % 8,551,198,644 53
2035 34,246,881 0.64 % 215,854 -60,001 31.9 1.76 239 27.4 % 9,368,585 0.39 % 8,892,701,940 54
2040 35,068,441 0.48 % 164,312 -60,001 34.4 1.72 245 30.1 % 10,546,521 0.38 % 9,210,337,004 54
2045 35,685,878 0.35 % 123,487 -60,001 36.8 1.69 249 32.9 % 11,755,353 0.38 % 9,504,209,572 57
2050 36,106,578 0.23 % 84,140 -60,001 39.0 1.68 252 35.9 % 12,978,514 0.37 % 9,771,822,753 57
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 Nepal Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Nepal delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Nepal (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 Nepal 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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