Algeria Population (LIVE)

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Algeria Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Algeria is 46,204,377 as of Thursday, May 23, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Algeria 2023 population is estimated at 45,606,480 people at mid year.
  • Algeria population is equivalent to 0.57% of the total world population.
  • Algeria ranks number 34 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Algeria is 19 per Km2 (50 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 2,381,740 Km2 (919,595 sq. miles)
  • 74.6 % of the population is urban (34,005,054 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Algeria is 28.2 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Algeria (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationAlgeria
Global Rank
2024 46,278,751 1.47 % 672,271 -9,999 28.5 2.71 19 74.9 % 34,656,776 0.57 % 8,118,835,999 34
2023 45,606,480 1.57 % 703,255 -9,999 28.2 2.77 19 74.6 % 34,005,054 0.57 % 8,045,311,447 34
2022 44,903,225 1.64 % 725,256 -9,999 28.0 2.83 19 74.2 % 33,336,714 0.56 % 7,975,105,156 34
2020 43,451,666 1.75 % 746,298 -18,797 27.6 2.94 18 73.5 % 31,950,910 0.55 % 7,840,952,880 35
2015 39,543,154 1.98 % 737,362 -36,371 26.5 3.04 17 71.4 % 28,248,247 0.53 % 7,426,597,537 33
2010 35,856,344 1.70 % 579,931 -33,071 25.1 2.84 15 68.0 % 24,393,696 0.51 % 6,985,603,105 34
2005 32,956,690 1.38 % 436,414 -111,256 23.1 2.56 14 64.5 % 21,247,946 0.50 % 6,558,176,119 34
2000 30,774,621 1.56 % 459,320-18,994 20.7 2.57 13 60.7 % 18,684,813 0.50 % 6,148,898,975 34
1995 28,478,022 2.22 % 591,990 -28,581 18.5 3.46 12 56.8 % 16,185,664 0.50 % 5,743,219,454 34
1990 25,518,074 2.89 % 677,034 -21,641 17.1 4.56 11 52.9 % 13,496,502 0.48 % 5,316,175,862 34
1985 22,132,905 3.38 % 678,705 64,927 16.2 5.98 9 48.9 % 10,824,400 0.46 % 4,861,730,613 36
1980 18,739,378 3.57 % 602,937 29,298 15.5 6.95 8 44.9 % 8,419,984 0.42 % 4,444,007,706 36
1975 15,724,692 2.65 % 385,755 338,533 15.3 7.37 7 42.9 % 6,738,763 0.39 % 4,069,437,231 38
1970 13,795,915 2.19 % 282,932 -37,056 15.2 7.64 6 41.7 % 5,747,203 0.37 % 3,695,390,336 37
1965 12,381,256 1.68 % 197,390 -122,843 15.5 7.68 5 38.4 % 4,753,122 0.37 % 3,337,111,983 36
1960 11,394,307 2.15 % 230,404 -55,202 16.2 7.50 5 29.8 % 3,394,238 0.38 % 3,019,233,434 37
1955 10,242,288 2.57 % 244,484 -28,194 17.6 7.34 4 25.1 % 2,570,392 0.37 % 2,746,072,141 36
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Algeria Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationAlgeria
Global Rank
2025 46,922,031 1.55 % 694,073 -9,999 28.7 2.66 20 75.2 % 35,291,973 0.57 % 8,191,988,453 34
2030 49,787,283 1.19 % 573,050 -9,999 29.5 2.44 21 76.8 % 38,231,625 0.58 % 8,546,141,327 34
2035 52,352,520 1.01 % 513,047 -9,999 30.2 2.28 22 78.1 % 40,881,593 0.59 % 8,879,397,401 33
2040 54,917,437 0.96 % 512,983 -9,999 31.4 2.16 23 79.1 % 43,466,952 0.60 % 9,188,250,492 34
2045 57,533,658 0.94 % 523,244 -9,999 32.8 2.08 24 80.0 % 46,053,277 0.61 % 9,467,543,575 33
2050 60,001,113 0.84 % 493,491   34.5 2.01 25 80.9 % 48,531,498 0.62 % 9,709,491,761 33
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Algeria Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Algeria
Life Expectancy
77.34 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
16.0
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
19.1
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Algeria

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Algiers 1,977,663
2 Boumerdas 786,499
3 Oran 645,984
4 Tebessa 634,332
5 Constantine 450,097
6 Biskra 307,987
7 Setif 288,461
8 Batna 280,798
9 Bab Ezzouar 275,630
10 Annaba 206,570
11 Sidi Bel Abbes 191,769
12 Blida 182,447
13 Tiaret 178,915
14 Chlef 178,616
15 Bordj Bou Arreridj 168,346
16 Ech Chettia 167,955
17 Bejaia 164,103
18 Skikda 162,702
19 El Achir 158,333
20 Souk Ahras 156,745
21 Djelfa 154,265
22 Mascara 150,000
23 Jijel 148,000
24 Medea 147,707
25 Tizi Ouzou 144,000
26 Bechar 143,382
27 El Oued 134,699
28 Tlemcen 132,341
29 Relizane 130,094
30 Mostaganem 130,000
31 Ouargla 129,402
32 El Eulma 128,351
33 Saida 127,497
34 Guelma 123,590
35 Bordj el Kiffan 123,246
36 Ain Oussera 118,687
37 Khenchela 117,000
38 Laghouat 113,872
39 Ain Beida 105,765
40 Baraki 105,402
41 Oum el Bouaghi 100,821
42 M'Sila 100,000
43 Messaad 99,485
44 Barika 98,846
45 Ghardaia 93,423
46 Beni Mered 92,749
47 Aflou 84,683
48 El Khroub 83,746
49 Rouissat 80,784
50 Berrouaghia 80,573
51 Ksar el Boukhari 77,166
52 Khemis Miliana 75,865
53 Azzaba 75,317
54 Tamanrasset 73,128
55 Ain Touta 72,280
56 Cheria 72,095
57 Birkhadem 71,722
58 Chelghoum el Aid 71,660
59 Sidi Aissa 69,740
60 Larbaa 69,298
61 Mila 68,831
62 Bir el Ater 68,703
63 Sougueur 68,654
64 Ain Fakroun 68,433
65 Tolga 68,246
66 Es Senia 68,084
67 Bir el Djir 68,032
68 Akbou 66,654
69 Besbes 66,287
70 El Bayadh 64,632

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Notes

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

The Population of Algeria (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. 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 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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 Algeria 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.