Central African Republic Population (LIVE)

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Central African Republic Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Central African Republic is 4,770,222 as of Friday, October 18, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • the Central African Republic 2019 population is estimated at 4,745,185 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • the Central African Republic population is equivalent to 0.06% of the total world population.
  • the Central African Republic ranks number 126 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in the Central African Republic is 8 per Km2 (20 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 622,980 Km2 (240,534 sq. miles)
  • 42.5 % of the population is urban (2,015,708 people in 2019)
  • The median age in the Central African Republic is 17.2 years.

Population of the Central African Republic (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationCAR
Global Rank
2019 4,745,185 1.69 % 78,817 -40,000 17.2 5.03 8 42.5 % 2,015,708 0.06 % 7,713,468,100 126
2018 4,666,368 1.53 % 70,345 -40,000 17.2 5.03 7 42.0 % 1,959,587 0.06 % 7,631,091,040 126
2017 4,596,023 1.29 % 58,337 -40,000 17.2 5.03 7 41.5 % 1,909,283 0.06 % 7,547,858,925 126
2016 4,537,686 0.99 % 44,516 -40,000 17.2 5.03 7 41.1 % 1,866,228 0.06 % 7,464,022,049 125
2015 4,493,170 0.48 % 21,280 -79,226 17.1 5.10 7 40.8 % 1,831,054 0.06 % 7,379,797,139 124
2010 4,386,768 1.67 % 69,677 -25,123 17.7 5.30 7 39.5 % 1,730,652 0.06 % 6,956,823,603 121
2005 4,038,382 2.10 % 79,591 -4,881 18.0 5.45 6 38.9 % 1,571,461 0.06 % 6,541,907,027 125
2000 3,640,427 2.47 % 83,5546,000 18.1 5.55 6 38.8 % 1,413,327 0.06 % 6,143,493,823 126
1995 3,222,656 2.80 % 83,184 10,000 18.2 5.70 5 38.7 % 1,248,262 0.06 % 5,744,212,979 128
1990 2,806,734 2.00 % 52,913 -16,000 18.1 5.90 5 38.6 % 1,082,570 0.05 % 5,327,231,061 129
1985 2,542,169 2.94 % 68,563 8,000 18.8 5.90 4 36.8 % 935,996 0.05 % 4,870,921,740 131
1980 2,199,356 2.35 % 48,198 -200 18.8 5.90 4 35.1 % 772,263 0.05 % 4,458,003,514 131
1975 1,958,367 1.58 % 29,445 -10,000 19.1 5.95 3 32.9 % 644,978 0.05 % 4,079,480,606 132
1970 1,811,144 2.01 % 34,288 2,629 20.1 5.95 3 27.8 % 502,752 0.05 % 3,700,437,046 131
1965 1,639,706 1.77 % 27,608 2,386 21.0 5.90 3 23.6 % 387,790 0.05 % 3,339,583,597 128
1960 1,501,668 1.39 % 20,065 0 21.7 5.75 2 20.1 % 302,205 0.05 % 3,034,949,748 130
1955 1,401,341 1.10 % 14,938 0 22.3 5.52 2 17.0 % 238,917 0.05 % 2,773,019,936 128
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Central African Republic Population Forecast

-5,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationCAR
Global Rank
2020 4,829,767 1.46 % 67,319 -40,000 17.6 4.75 8 43.0 % 2,076,534 0.06 % 7,794,798,739 125
2025 5,338,264 2.02 % 101,699 -16,000 18.6 4.75 9 45.9 % 2,451,673 0.07 % 8,184,437,460 124
2030 5,942,211 2.17 % 120,789 -7,000 19.6 4.75 10 49.1 % 2,917,639 0.07 % 8,548,487,400 122
2035 6,577,413 2.05 % 127,040 -5,000 20.6 4.75 11 52.5 % 3,454,676 0.07 % 8,887,524,213 116
2040 7,205,166 1.84 % 125,551 -5,000 21.6 4.75 12 56.1 % 4,039,450 0.08 % 9,198,847,240 115
2045 7,813,300 1.63 % 121,627 -5,000 22.8 4.75 13 59.7 % 4,665,212 0.08 % 9,481,803,274 113
2050 8,400,956 1.46 % 117,531   24.0 4.75 13 63.4 % 5,329,336 0.09 % 9,735,033,990 112
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Central African Republic Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of the Central African Republic
Life Expectancy
54.36 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
71.1
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
106.6
(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)
2,394,042 49.57% 2,435,722 50.43% 4,829,767 0.98

Population Pyramid for the Central African Republic (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 1,057,587 50.29% 1,045,376 49.71% 2,102,963 43.54%
15-24 540,777 50.07% 539,248 49.93% 1,080,025 22.36%
25-54 658,109 49.59% 669,003 50.41% 1,327,112 27.48%
55-64 84,145 45.60% 100,376 54.40% 184,521 3.82%
65+ 53,424 39.53% 81,719 60.47% 135,143 2.80%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 2,102,963 43.54% 81.1
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 2,591,658 53.66% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 135,143 2.80% 5.2
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
2,238,106 46.34% 86.4

Main Cities by Population in the Central African Republic

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Bangui 542,393
2 Bimbo 129,655
3 Mbaiki 67,132
4 Berberati 61,815
5 Kaga Bandoro 56,520
6 Bozoum 40,201
7 Carnot 38,071
8 Sibut 34,267
9 Bambari 32,547
10 Bria 29,027
11 Bouar 28,581
12 Bossangoa 27,428
13 Nola 26,809
14 Bangassou 24,361
15 Damara 20,093
16 Mobaye 19,431
17 Paoua 18,441
18 Boda 16,655
19 Ippy 16,571
20 Batangafo 15,310

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of the Central African Republic (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 the Central African Republic 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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