Somalia Population (LIVE)

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Somalia Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Somalia is 14,840,986 as of Friday, September 22, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Somalia population is equivalent to 0.2% of the total world population.
  • Somalia ranks number 74 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Somalia is 24 per Km2 (61 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 627,340 Km2 (242,217 sq. miles)
  • 32.4 % of the population is urban (4,771,638 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Somalia is 16.6 years.

Population of Somalia (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSomalia
Global Rank
2018 15,181,925 2.98 % 439,402 -39,958 16.6 6.51 24 31.4 % 4,968,526 0.20 % 7,632,819,325 74
2017 14,742,523 2.96 % 424,527 -39,958 16.6 6.51 24 32.4 % 4,771,638 0.20 % 7,550,262,101 74
2016 14,317,996 2.95 % 409,867 -39,958 16.6 6.51 23 32.0 % 4,581,957 0.19 % 7,466,964,280 74
2015 13,908,129 2.90 % 370,981 -45,374 16.5 6.61 22 31.6 % 4,399,113 0.19 % 7,383,008,820 74
2010 12,053,223 2.97 % 328,660 -37,250 16.1 7.10 19 29.8 % 3,590,301 0.17 % 6,958,169,159 73
2005 10,409,925 2.93 % 279,689 -36,619 16.1 7.47 17 28.6 % 2,976,661 0.16 % 6,542,159,383 77
2000 9,011,479 3.18 % 261,317-20,337 16.5 7.70 14 27.2 % 2,455,437 0.15 % 6,145,006,989 82
1995 7,704,894 0.82 % 61,509 -161,243 17.4 7.53 12 25.9 % 1,994,354 0.13 % 5,751,474,416 89
1990 7,397,347 1.72 % 121,126 -79,940 17.8 7.26 12 25.3 % 1,874,890 0.14 % 5,330,943,460 85
1985 6,791,716 1.32 % 86,518 -80,178 18.0 7.07 11 25.1 % 1,703,241 0.14 % 4,873,781,796 84
1980 6,359,126 10.38 % 495,761 374,074 18.1 7.00 10 25.6 % 1,629,818 0.14 % 4,458,411,534 81
1975 3,880,320 2.41 % 87,153 0 18.2 7.10 6 25.5 % 989,571 0.10 % 4,079,087,198 103
1970 3,444,553 2.34 % 75,223 382 18.3 7.25 5 22.7 % 781,361 0.09 % 3,700,577,650 105
1965 3,068,437 2.17 % 62,498 0 19.2 7.25 5 20.0 % 612,817 0.09 % 3,339,592,688 105
1960 2,755,947 2.04 % 52,885 -266 18.9 7.25 4 17.3 % 477,188 0.09 % 3,033,212,527 107
1955 2,491,520 1.93 % 45,488 0 19.2 7.25 4 14.9 % 370,574 0.09 % 2,772,242,535 105
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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Somalia Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSomalia
Global Rank
2020 16,105,174 2.98 % 439,409 -39,958 16.8 6.12 26 33.4 % 5,386,075 0.21 % 7,795,482,309 74
2025 18,665,849 3.00 % 512,135 -29,967 17.2 5.66 30 35.2 % 6,576,481 0.23 % 8,185,613,757 71
2030 21,535,019 2.90 % 573,834 -29,967 17.7 5.23 34 37.0 % 7,976,628 0.25 % 8,551,198,644 64
2035 24,699,613 2.78 % 632,919 -29,967 18.3 4.83 39 38.8 % 9,586,626 0.28 % 8,892,701,940 63
2040 28,145,899 2.65 % 689,257 -29,967 19.0 4.45 45 40.5 % 11,405,645 0.31 % 9,210,337,004 61
2045 31,869,275 2.52 % 744,675 -29,967 19.8 4.12 51 42.1 % 13,431,748 0.34 % 9,504,209,572 61
2050 35,851,792 2.38 % 796,503 -29,967 20.7 3.83 57 43.7 % 15,663,775 0.37 % 9,771,822,753 58
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 Somalia Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Somalia delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Somalia (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 Somalia 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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