Sierra Leone Population (LIVE)

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Sierra Leone Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Sierra Leone is 6,695,541 as of Wednesday, March 29, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Sierra Leone population is equivalent to 0.09% of the total world population.
  • Sierra Leone ranks number 107 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Sierra Leone is 93 per Km2 (242 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 72,203 Km2 (27,878 sq. miles)
  • 39.6 % of the population is urban (2,665,161 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Sierra Leone is 18.6 years.

Population of Sierra Leone (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSierra Leone
Global Rank
2017 6,732,899 2.14 % 140,797 -4,200 18.6 4.68 93 39.6 % 2,665,161 0.09 % 7,515,284,153 107
2016 6,592,102 2.15 % 138,918 -4,200 18.6 4.68 91 39.3 % 2,593,419 0.09 % 7,432,663,275 107
2015 6,453,184 2.24 % 135,456 -4,200 19 4.79 89 39.1 % 2,523,784 0.09 % 7,349,472,099 107
2010 5,775,902 2.64 % 140,926 12,000 18 5.51 80 38.1 % 2,199,610 0.08 % 6,929,725,043 109
2005 5,071,271 4.54 % 202,112 100,000 18 6.05 70 37.2 % 1,886,166 0.08 % 6,519,635,850 113
2000 4,060,709 1.14 % 44,580 -30,000 18 6.41 56 36.3 % 1,474,811 0.07 % 6,126,622,121 118
1995 3,837,807 -0.48 % -18,680 -90,000 18 6.62 53 35.2 % 1,352,051 0.07 % 5,735,123,084 119
1990 3,931,208 2.55 % 93,033 12,500 18 6.66 55 34.2 % 1,344,255 0.07 % 5,309,667,699 116
1985 3,466,044 2.35 % 75,928 0 19 6.46 48 33.1 % 1,146,884 0.07 % 4,852,540,569 118
1980 3,086,406 2.22 % 64,098 0 19 6.25 43 30.7 % 948,331 0.07 % 4,439,632,465 121
1975 2,765,914 1.93 % 50,353 0 20 6.06 38 28.3 % 782,176 0.07 % 4,061,399,228 121
1970 2,514,151 1.51 % 36,230 0 21 5.97 35 24.1 % 606,863 0.07 % 3,682,487,691 118
1965 2,332,999 1.35 % 30,260 0 21 5.97 28 20.3 % 472,967 0.07 % 3,322,495,121 112
1960 2,181,701 1.23 % 25,971 0 21 5.97 30 17.2 % 374,827 0.07 % 3,018,343,828 112
1955 2,051,845 1.09 % 21,569 0 21 5.97 28 14.7 % 301,244 0.07 % 2,758,314,525 112
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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Sierra Leone Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSierra Leone
Global Rank
2020 7,160,373 2.1 % 141,438 -4,200 19 4.28 99 40.4 % 2,891,507 0.09 % 7,758,156,792 105
2025 7,874,195 1.92 % 142,764 -6,000 20 3.82 109 42 % 3,303,602 0.1 % 8,141,661,007 104
2030 8,597,586 1.77 % 144,678 -6,000 21 3.44 119 43.8 % 3,766,460 0.1 % 8,500,766,052 102
2035 9,324,513 1.64 % 145,385 -6,000 23 3.13 129 45.8 % 4,268,461 0.11 % 8,838,907,877 99
2040 10,040,660 1.49 % 143,229 -6,000 24 2.88 139 47.8 % 4,794,795 0.11 % 9,157,233,976 97
2045 10,733,574 1.34 % 138,583 -6,000 25 2.68 149 49.7 % 5,337,455 0.11 % 9,453,891,780 94
2050 11,391,787 1.2 % 131,643 -6,000 26 2.53 158 51.7 % 5,893,247 0.12 % 9,725,147,994 92
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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Notes

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

The Population of Sierra Leone (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 Sierra Leone 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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