Cameroon Population (LIVE)

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Cameroon Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Cameroon is 26,171,563 as of Wednesday, December 11, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Cameroon 2019 population is estimated at 25,876,380 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Cameroon population is equivalent to 0.34% of the total world population.
  • Cameroon ranks number 52 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Cameroon is 55 per Km2 (142 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 472,710 Km2 (182,514 sq. miles)
  • 55.7 % of the population is urban (14,420,409 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Cameroon is 18.3 years.

Population of Cameroon (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationCameroon
Global Rank
2019 25,876,380 2.62 % 660,113 -4,800 18.3 4.88 55 55.7 % 14,420,409 0.34 % 7,713,468,100 52
2018 25,216,267 2.65 % 650,194 -4,800 18.3 4.88 53 55.2 % 13,912,132 0.33 % 7,631,091,040 53
2017 24,566,073 2.67 % 639,522 -4,800 18.3 4.88 52 54.6 % 13,416,537 0.33 % 7,547,858,925 54
2016 23,926,551 2.70 % 628,183 -4,800 18.3 4.88 51 54.1 % 12,933,405 0.32 % 7,464,022,049 54
2015 23,298,368 2.75 % 591,425 -7,200 18.2 4.95 49 53.5 % 12,462,615 0.32 % 7,379,797,139 55
2010 20,341,241 2.78 % 521,566 -10,800 17.9 5.25 43 50.6 % 10,296,608 0.29 % 6,956,823,603 58
2005 17,733,410 2.71 % 443,893 -10,800 17.6 5.45 38 47.7 % 8,456,175 0.27 % 6,541,907,027 59
2000 15,513,945 2.67 % 382,791-9,600 17.2 5.75 33 44.8 % 6,956,118 0.25 % 6,143,493,823 60
1995 13,599,988 2.91 % 363,980 -9,600 16.8 6.22 29 42.1 % 5,730,711 0.24 % 5,744,212,979 61
1990 11,780,088 3.19 % 341,856 -3,900 16.7 6.60 25 39.4 % 4,645,941 0.22 % 5,327,231,061 60
1985 10,070,806 3.16 % 289,880 -3,300 17.1 6.70 21 36.2 % 3,641,311 0.21 % 4,870,921,740 61
1980 8,621,406 2.96 % 234,070 0 17.7 6.50 18 31.9 % 2,751,106 0.19 % 4,458,003,514 68
1975 7,451,054 2.71 % 186,258 -500 18.4 6.31 16 27.3 % 2,035,248 0.18 % 4,079,480,606 70
1970 6,519,762 2.46 % 149,244 -200 19.1 6.09 14 20.3 % 1,325,110 0.18 % 3,700,437,046 69
1965 5,773,543 2.21 % 119,325 0 19.7 5.81 12 16.9 % 975,314 0.17 % 3,339,583,597 72
1960 5,176,918 1.92 % 93,985 0 20.3 5.53 11 13.9 % 721,399 0.17 % 3,034,949,748 72
1955 4,706,995 1.79 % 79,994 0 20.4 5.49 10 11.4 % 537,904 0.17 % 2,773,019,936 72
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Cameroon Population Forecast

-4,800
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationCameroon
Global Rank
2020 26,545,863 2.64 % 649,499 -4,800 18.7 4.60 56 56.3 % 14,941,523 0.34 % 7,794,798,739 52
2025 30,031,673 2.50 % 697,162 -4,800 19.4 4.60 64 59.1 % 17,739,676 0.37 % 8,184,437,460 52
2030 33,766,121 2.37 % 746,890 -4,800 20.3 4.60 71 61.8 % 20,857,109 0.39 % 8,548,487,400 53
2035 37,722,498 2.24 % 791,275 -4,800 21.2 4.60 80 64.4 % 24,290,758 0.42 % 8,887,524,213 51
2040 41,873,466 2.11 % 830,194 -4,800 22.2 4.60 89 67.0 % 28,048,983 0.46 % 9,198,847,240 47
2045 46,172,137 1.97 % 859,734 -4,800 23.1 4.60 98 69.5 % 32,105,585 0.49 % 9,481,803,274 42
2050 50,573,042 1.84 % 880,181   24.0 4.60 107 72.0 % 36,415,328 0.52 % 9,735,033,990 41
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Cameroon Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Cameroon
Life Expectancy
60.32 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
54.0
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
78.0
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
13,277,075 50.02% 13,268,789 49.98% 26,545,863 1.00

Population Pyramid for Cameroon (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 5,632,324 50.44% 5,533,911 49.56% 11,166,235 42.06%
15-24 2,649,926 50.22% 2,626,322 49.78% 5,276,248 19.88%
25-54 4,199,628 49.98% 4,202,977 50.02% 8,402,605 31.65%
55-64 473,302 48.31% 506,444 51.69% 979,746 3.69%
65+ 321,895 44.64% 399,135 55.36% 721,030 2.72%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 11,166,235 42.06% 76.2
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 14,658,599 55.22% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 721,030 2.72% 4.9
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
11,887,265 44.78% 81.1

Main Cities by Population in Cameroon

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Douala 1,338,082
2 Yaounde 1,299,369
3 Garoua 436,899
4 Kousseri 435,547
5 Bamenda 393,835
6 Maroua 319,941
7 Bafoussam 290,768
8 Mokolo 275,239
9 Ngaoundere 231,357
10 Bertoua 218,111
11 Edea 203,149
12 Loum 177,429
13 Kumba 144,413
14 Nkongsamba 117,063
15 Mbouda 111,320
16 Dschang 96,112
17 Foumban 92,673
18 Ebolowa 87,875
19 Guider 84,647
20 Foumbot 84,065
21 Bafang 80,688
22 Yagoua 80,235
23 Mbalmayo 80,206
24 Meiganga 80,100
25 Bali 72,606
26 Limbe 72,106
27 Bafia 69,270
28 Wum 68,836
29 Bangangte 65,385
30 Tiko 55,914
31 Kribi 55,224
32 Mora 55,216
33 Sangmelima 54,251
34 Kumbo 53,970
35 Nkoteng 50,334
36 Mutengene 47,478
37 Buea 47,300
38 Garoua Boulai 46,615
39 Batouri 43,821
40 Fundong 43,509
41 Fontem 42,689
42 Mbanga 42,590
43 Banyo 40,798
44 Manjo 37,661
45 Melong 37,086
46 Tibati 35,589
47 Muyuka 31,384
48 Obala 30,012
49 Nanga Eboko 29,909
50 Penja 28,406
51 Mbandjok 26,947
52 Kaele 25,199
53 Bamusso 24,741
54 Lagdo 24,596
55 Tchollire 23,187
56 Belabo 22,553
57 Lolodorf 22,252
58 Eseka 22,221
59 Mamfe 19,472
60 Dizangue 19,243
61 Akonolinga 17,181
62 Bogo 16,952
63 Tonga 16,036

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Cameroon (1950 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. 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 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 Cameroon 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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