Chad Population (LIVE)

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Chad Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Republic of Chad is 16,126,607 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Chad 2019 population is estimated at 15,946,876 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Chad population is equivalent to 0.21% of the total world population.
  • Chad ranks number 72 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Chad is 13 per Km2 (33 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,259,200 Km2 (486,180 sq. miles)
  • 23.1 % of the population is urban (3,681,488 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Chad is 16.1 years.

Population of Chad (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationChad
Global Rank
2019 15,946,876 3.03 % 469,147 2,000 16.1 6.20 13 23.1 % 3,681,488 0.21 % 7,713,468,100 72
2018 15,477,729 3.07 % 460,976 2,000 16.1 6.20 12 22.9 % 3,540,279 0.20 % 7,631,091,040 72
2017 15,016,753 3.13 % 455,093 2,000 16.1 6.20 12 22.7 % 3,405,873 0.20 % 7,547,858,925 72
2016 14,561,660 3.19 % 450,685 2,000 16.1 6.20 12 22.5 % 3,277,402 0.20 % 7,464,022,049 72
2015 14,110,975 3.38 % 431,768 20,000 16.0 6.31 11 22.4 % 3,154,216 0.19 % 7,379,797,139 72
2010 11,952,136 3.43 % 371,101 15,000 15.6 6.85 9 21.9 % 2,613,400 0.17 % 6,956,823,603 74
2005 10,096,633 3.86 % 348,196 43,793 15.4 7.24 8 21.7 % 2,194,746 0.15 % 6,541,907,027 80
2000 8,355,654 3.57 % 269,10213,889 15.5 7.41 7 21.6 % 1,805,052 0.14 % 6,143,493,823 87
1995 7,010,145 3.29 % 209,379 -2,075 15.8 7.39 6 21.4 % 1,503,250 0.12 % 5,744,212,979 91
1990 5,963,252 3.20 % 173,570 284 16.2 7.21 5 20.8 % 1,239,707 0.11 % 5,327,231,061 93
1985 5,095,401 2.45 % 116,194 -26,249 16.8 7.04 4 19.8 % 1,007,073 0.10 % 4,870,921,740 98
1980 4,514,430 2.00 % 85,173 -35,100 17.5 6.87 4 18.8 % 847,659 0.10 % 4,458,003,514 100
1975 4,088,564 2.33 % 88,992 -9,810 18.2 6.67 3 15.6 % 636,342 0.10 % 4,079,480,606 99
1970 3,643,604 1.94 % 66,804 -8,190 18.6 6.40 3 11.6 % 421,481 0.10 % 3,700,437,046 101
1965 3,309,586 1.97 % 61,595 -1,000 19.2 6.30 3 8.4 % 278,207 0.10 % 3,339,583,597 98
1960 3,001,609 1.88 % 53,282 -500 19.9 6.20 2 6.7 % 200,952 0.10 % 3,034,949,748 100
1955 2,735,198 1.80 % 46,576 0 20.7 6.10 2 5.5 % 150,299 0.10 % 2,773,019,936 98
: 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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Chad Population Forecast

-2,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationChad
Global Rank
2020 16,425,864 3.08 % 462,978 2,000 16.6 5.80 13 23.3 % 3,830,260 0.21 % 7,794,798,739 72
2025 18,960,529 2.91 % 506,933 0 17.2 5.80 15 24.8 % 4,700,984 0.23 % 8,184,437,460 70
2030 21,690,381 2.73 % 545,970 -2,000 18.0 5.80 17 26.8 % 5,819,271 0.25 % 8,548,487,400 64
2035 24,596,920 2.55 % 581,308 -2,000 18.9 5.80 20 29.5 % 7,245,968 0.28 % 8,887,524,213 62
2040 27,642,860 2.36 % 609,188 -2,000 19.8 5.80 22 32.4 % 8,967,814 0.30 % 9,198,847,240 61
2045 30,802,500 2.19 % 631,928 -2,000 20.9 5.80 24 35.6 % 10,957,996 0.32 % 9,481,803,274 62
2050 34,031,311 2.01 % 645,762   22.0 5.80 27 38.8 % 13,219,846 0.35 % 9,735,033,990 60
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Chad Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Chad
Life Expectancy
55.17 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
67.1
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
111.5
(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)
8,200,170 49.92% 8,225,689 50.08% 16,425,864 1.00

Population Pyramid for Chad (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 3,835,225 50.22% 3,801,202 49.78% 7,636,427 46.49%
15-24 1,698,621 50.10% 1,691,730 49.90% 3,390,351 20.64%
25-54 2,228,827 49.97% 2,231,533 50.03% 4,460,360 27.15%
55-64 251,167 47.54% 277,137 52.46% 528,304 3.22%
65+ 186,330 45.40% 224,087 54.60% 410,417 2.50%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 7,636,427 46.49% 91.1
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 8,379,015 51.01% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 410,417 2.50% 4.9
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
8,046,844 48.99% 96.0

Main Cities by Population in Chad

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 N'Djamena 721,081
2 Moundou 135,167
3 Sarh 102,528
4 Abeche 74,188
5 Kelo 42,533
6 Koumra 36,263
7 Pala 35,466
8 Am Timan 28,885
9 Bongor 27,770
10 Mongo 27,763
11 Doba 24,336
12 Ati 24,074
13 Fada 23,786
14 Lai 19,382
15 Oum Hadjer 19,271
16 Bitkine 18,495
17 Mao 18,031
18 Massaguet 17,906
19 Dourbali 17,682
20 Mboursou Lere 17,132
21 Kyabe 16,177
22 Benoy 15,717
23 Massakory 15,406
24 Moussoro 15,190

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Chad (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 Chad 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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