Rwanda Population (LIVE)

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Rwanda Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Rwanda is 12,295,594 as of Thursday, October 19, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Rwanda population is equivalent to 0.16% of the total world population.
  • Rwanda ranks number 77 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Rwanda is 495 per Km2 (1,282 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 24,670 Km2 (9,525 sq. miles)
  • 33.0 % of the population is urban (4,024,119 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Rwanda is 19.6 years.

Population of Rwanda (2018 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
2018 12,501,156 2.40 % 292,749 -9,000 19.6 4.11 507 32.2 % 4,255,257 0.16 % 7,632,819,325 77
2017 12,208,407 2.44 % 290,899 -9,000 19.6 4.11 495 33.0 % 4,024,119 0.16 % 7,550,262,101 77
2016 11,917,508 2.48 % 287,955 -9,000 19.6 4.11 483 31.9 % 3,799,175 0.16 % 7,466,964,280 77
2015 11,629,553 2.56 % 276,542 -15,820 19.4 4.20 471 30.8 % 3,580,619 0.16 % 7,383,008,820 77
2010 10,246,842 2.65 % 251,021 -15,820 19.1 4.85 415 25.3 % 2,595,611 0.15 % 6,958,169,159 82
2005 8,991,735 2.30 % 193,206 -14,520 18.3 5.40 364 20.2 % 1,818,154 0.14 % 6,542,159,383 89
2000 8,025,703 6.25 % 419,525242,027 17.3 5.90 325 15.6 % 1,253,128 0.13 % 6,145,006,989 91
1995 5,928,078 -3.91 % -261,544 -269,573 17.8 6.55 240 9.4 % 557,170 0.10 % 5,751,474,416 95
1990 7,235,798 3.41 % 223,138 6,000 15.3 7.80 293 5.4 % 390,755 0.14 % 5,330,943,460 87
1985 6,120,107 3.55 % 195,878 -10,000 15.2 8.38 248 5.1 % 309,117 0.13 % 4,873,781,796 91
1980 5,140,716 3.35 % 156,325 -4,000 16.0 8.43 208 4.7 % 242,685 0.12 % 4,458,411,534 91
1975 4,359,092 3.03 % 120,910 -4,000 16.2 8.28 177 4.0 % 174,260 0.11 % 4,079,087,198 96
1970 3,754,541 3.04 % 104,321 4,000 16.0 8.20 152 3.2 % 119,936 0.10 % 3,700,577,650 99
1965 3,232,934 1.96 % 59,901 0 17.5 8.00 131 2.9 % 93,184 0.10 % 3,339,592,688 104
1960 2,933,428 3.04 % 81,580 0 16.3 8.15 119 2.6 % 76,269 0.10 % 3,033,212,527 102
1955 2,525,527 2.93 % 67,868 0 17.5 8.00 102 2.3 % 59,211 0.09 % 2,772,242,535 104
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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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 13,087,173 2.39 % 291,524 -9,000 20.3 3.78 530 36.2 % 4,735,575 0.17 % 7,795,482,309 77
2025 14,543,965 2.13 % 291,358 -9,000 21.5 3.44 590 41.4 % 6,023,932 0.18 % 8,185,613,757 77
2030 16,024,252 1.96 % 296,057 -9,000 22.9 3.15 650 46.1 % 7,383,216 0.19 % 8,551,198,644 77
2035 17,542,746 1.83 % 303,699 -9,000 24.3 2.92 711 49.8 % 8,743,489 0.20 % 8,892,701,940 79
2040 19,065,658 1.68 % 304,582 -9,000 25.8 2.71 773 53.4 % 10,186,000 0.21 % 9,210,337,004 77
2045 20,529,380 1.49 % 292,744 -9,000 27.2 2.53 832 57.1 % 11,730,421 0.22 % 9,504,209,572 77
2050 21,886,077 1.29 % 271,339 -9,000 28.7 2.37 887 61.0 % 13,349,373 0.22 % 9,771,822,753 75
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 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 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 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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