Rwanda Population (LIVE)

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Rwanda Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Rwanda is 12,109,186 as of Saturday, April 29, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Rwanda population is equivalent to 0.16% of the total world population.
  • Rwanda ranks number 76 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Rwanda is 493 per Km2 (1,277 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 24,668 Km2 (9,525 sq. miles)
  • 33.1 % of the population is urban (4,024,119 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Rwanda is 19.4 years.

Population of Rwanda (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationRwanda
Global Rank
2017 12,159,586 2.33 % 276,820 -9,000 19.4 3.96 493 33.1 % 4,024,119 0.16 % 7,515,284,153 76
2016 11,882,766 2.35 % 273,100 -9,000 19.4 3.96 482 32 % 3,799,175 0.16 % 7,432,663,275 76
2015 11,609,666 2.44 % 263,199 -15,000 19 4.05 471 30.8 % 3,580,619 0.16 % 7,349,472,099 76
2010 10,293,669 2.7 % 257,088 -15,000 19 4.85 417 25.2 % 2,595,611 0.15 % 6,929,725,043 81
2005 9,008,230 2.35 % 197,271 -14,500 18 5.4 365 20.2 % 1,818,154 0.14 % 6,519,635,850 88
2000 8,021,875 6.29 % 421,824 242,000 17 5.9 325 15.6 % 1,253,128 0.13 % 6,126,622,121 90
1995 5,912,755 -4.02 % -269,397 -269,600 18 6.55 240 9.4 % 557,170 0.1 % 5,735,123,084 96
1990 7,259,740 3.48 % 228,355 6,000 15 7.99 294 5.4 % 390,755 0.14 % 5,309,667,699 85
1985 6,117,966 3.54 % 195,436 -10,000 15 8.38 248 5.1 % 309,117 0.13 % 4,852,540,569 90
1980 5,140,786 3.35 % 156,324 -4,000 16 8.43 208 4.7 % 242,685 0.12 % 4,439,632,465 91
1975 4,359,166 3.03 % 120,924 -4,000 16 8.28 177 4 % 174,260 0.11 % 4,061,399,228 96
1970 3,754,546 3.04 % 104,322 4,000 16 8.2 152 3.2 % 119,936 0.1 % 3,682,487,691 98
1965 3,232,937 1.96 % 59,903 0 18 8 102 2.9 % 93,184 0.1 % 3,322,495,121 104
1960 2,933,424 3.04 % 81,580 0 16 8.15 119 2.6 % 76,269 0.1 % 3,018,343,828 102
1955 2,525,524 2.93 % 67,867 0 18 8 102 2.3 % 59,211 0.09 % 2,758,314,525 104
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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Rwanda Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationRwanda
Global Rank
2020 12,996,594 2.28 % 277,386 -9,000 20 3.62 527 36.4 % 4,735,575 0.17 % 7,758,156,792 77
2025 14,377,389 2.04 % 276,159 -9,000 22 3.27 583 41.9 % 6,023,932 0.18 % 8,141,661,007 77
2030 15,784,601 1.89 % 281,442 -9,000 23 2.98 640 46.8 % 7,383,216 0.19 % 8,500,766,052 78
2035 17,223,382 1.76 % 287,756 -9,000 25 2.75 698 50.8 % 8,743,489 0.19 % 8,838,907,877 78
2040 18,644,107 1.6 % 284,145 -9,000 26 2.54 756 54.6 % 10,186,000 0.2 % 9,157,233,976 77
2045 19,977,137 1.39 % 266,606 -9,000 28 2.37 810 58.7 % 11,730,421 0.21 % 9,453,891,780 77
2050 21,187,371 1.18 % 242,047 -9,000 30 2.21 859 63 % 13,349,373 0.22 % 9,725,147,994 75
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 Rwanda Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Rwanda delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Rwanda (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 Rwanda 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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