Bangladesh Population (LIVE)

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Bangladesh Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Bangladesh is 174,121,024 as of Saturday, March 2, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Bangladesh 2023 population is estimated at 172,954,319 people at mid year.
  • Bangladesh population is equivalent to 2.15% of the total world population.
  • Bangladesh ranks number 8 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Bangladesh is 1329 per Km2 (3,441 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 130,170 Km2 (50,259 sq. miles)
  • 40.9 % of the population is urban (70,806,614 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Bangladesh is 27.1 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 Bangladesh (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBangladesh
Global Rank
2024 174,701,211 1.01 % 1,746,892 -309,977 27.5 1.92 1,342 41.7 % 72,825,128 2.15 % 8,118,835,999 8
2023 172,954,319 1.03 % 1,767,947 -309,977 27.1 1.94 1,329 40.9 % 70,806,614 2.15 % 8,045,311,447 8
2022 171,186,372 1.08 % 1,830,121 -309,977 26.7 1.95 1,315 40.2 % 68,791,790 2.15 % 7,975,105,156 8
2020 167,420,951 1.15 % 1,904,729 -61,154 25.9 2.00 1,286 38.7 % 64,814,953 2.14 % 7,840,952,880 8
2015 157,830,000 1.24 % 1,887,772 -286,512 24.0 2.11 1,212 35.0 % 55,305,132 2.13 % 7,426,597,537 8
2010 148,391,139 1.04 % 1,495,710 -462,265 22.2 2.34 1,140 31.2 % 46,347,089 2.12 % 6,985,603,105 8
2005 140,912,590 1.75 % 2,343,853 -715,970 21.0 2.81 1,083 27.3 % 38,452,976 2.15 % 6,558,176,119 8
2000 129,193,327 1.86 % 2,279,998-424,718 19.7 3.22 992 24.0 % 31,040,651 2.10 % 6,148,898,975 8
1995 117,793,338 1.91 % 2,129,137 -374,788 18.4 3.61 905 21.9 % 25,751,454 2.05 % 5,743,219,454 9
1990 107,147,651 2.23 % 2,237,710 -200,144 17.2 4.48 823 19.6 % 21,037,450 2.02 % 5,316,175,862 9
1985 95,959,099 2.72 % 2,405,867 -204,954 16.5 5.54 737 17.0 % 16,305,971 1.97 % 4,861,730,613 9
1980 83,929,765 2.36 % 1,845,884 -369,408 16.4 6.32 645 14.4 % 12,099,053 1.89 % 4,444,007,706 8
1975 74,700,345 2.04 % 1,431,697 -499,347 16.1 6.74 574 9.4 % 7,013,461 1.84 % 4,069,437,231 9
1970 67,541,860 2.92 % 1,808,340 -193,149 16.6 6.88 519 7.3 % 4,938,975 1.83 % 3,695,390,336 9
1965 58,500,159 3.03 % 1,620,746 47,618 17.3 6.83 449 5.9 % 3,467,675 1.75 % 3,337,111,983 11
1960 50,396,429 2.61 % 1,216,176 13,584 17.8 6.78 387 4.9 % 2,474,987 1.67 % 3,019,233,434 10
1955 44,315,548 2.21 % 917,403 -30,690 18.2 6.49 340 4.5 % 1,974,441 1.61 % 2,746,072,141 11
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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Bangladesh Population Forecast

-309,977
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBangladesh
Global Rank
2025 176,421,509 1.05 % 1,800,112 -309,977 27.8 1.91 1,355 42.4 % 74,837,709 2.15 % 8,191,988,453 8
2030 184,424,144 0.89 % 1,600,527 -309,977 29.9 1.84 1,417 45.9 % 84,688,911 2.16 % 8,546,141,327 8
2035 191,166,614 0.72 % 1,348,494 -309,977 32.1 1.81 1,469 49.1 % 93,957,922 2.15 % 8,879,397,401 8
2040 196,526,123 0.55 % 1,071,902 -309,977 34.4 1.77 1,510 52.1 % 102,422,390 2.14 % 9,188,250,492 8
2045 200,709,378 0.42 % 836,651 -309,977 36.5 1.76 1,542 55.0 % 110,433,246 2.12 % 9,467,543,575 8
2050 203,904,900 0.32 % 639,104   38.3 1.75 1,566 57.8 % 117,836,927 2.10 % 9,709,491,761 10
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).

Bangladesh Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Bangladesh
Life Expectancy
73.98 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
View by sex and historical chart
Infant Mortality
19.4
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
24.1
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Bangladesh

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Dhaka 10,356,500
2 Chittagong 3,920,222
3 Khulna 1,342,339
4 Rajshahi 700,133
5 Comilla 389,411
6 Shibganj 378,701
7 Natore 369,138
8 Rangpur 343,122
9 Tungi 337,579
10 Narsingdi 281,080
11 Bagerhat 266,388
12 Cox's Bazar 253,788
13 Jessore 243,987
14 Nagarpur 238,422
15 Sylhet 237,000
16 Mymensingh 225,126
17 Narayanganj 223,622
18 Bogra 210,000
19 Dinajpur 206,234
20 Barisal 202,242
21 Saidpur 199,422
22 Par Naogaon 192,464
23 Pabna 186,781
24 Paltan 184,492
25 Tangail 180,144
26 Jamalpur 167,900
27 Puthia 159,406
28 Nawabganj 142,361
29 Kushtia 135,724
30 Sonargaon 130,000
31 Satkhira 128,918
32 Sirajganj 127,481
33 Faridpur 112,187
34 Sherpur 107,419
35 Bhairab Bazar 105,457
36 Shahzadpur 102,420
37 Bhola 99,079
38 Azimpur 96,641
39 Kishorganj 90,690
40 Bibir Hat 89,030
41 Habiganj 88,760
42 Madaripur 84,789
43 Feni 84,028
44 Laksham 82,290
45 Ishurdi 81,995
46 Sarishabari 81,325
47 Netrakona 79,016
48 Joypur Hat 73,068
49 Thakurgaon 71,096
50 Palang 67,652
51 Lalmonirhat 65,127
52 Raipur 64,652
53 Tungipara 62,210
54 Lakshmipur 61,703
55 Maulavi Bazar 57,441
56 Joymontop 56,000
57 Ramganj 55,241
58 Narail 55,112
59 Pirojpur 54,418
60 Sandwip 52,152
61 Satkania 52,005
62 Patiya 51,360
63 Khagrachhari 50,364
64 Chilmari 49,736
65 Nageswari 49,425
66 Panchagarh 48,531
67 Uttar Char Fasson 48,305
68 Parbatipur 48,020
69 Burhanuddin 45,670
70 Kaliganj 45,631

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Bangladesh (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 Bangladesh 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.