Congo Population (LIVE)

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Congo Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Republic of the Congo is 6,218,030 as of Wednesday, April 24, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Congo 2023 population is estimated at 6,106,869 people at mid year.
  • Congo population is equivalent to 0.08% of the total world population.
  • ranks number 113 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Congo is 18 per Km2 (46 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 341,500 Km2 (131,854 sq. miles)
  • 69.5 % of the population is urban (4,246,426 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Congo is 18.4 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 Congo (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationCongo
Global Rank
2024 6,244,547 2.25 % 137,678 -1,000 18.5 3.96 18 70.2 % 4,383,333 0.08 % 8,118,835,999 113
2023 6,106,869 2.29 % 136,445 -1,000 18.4 4.03 18 69.5 % 4,246,426 0.08 % 8,045,311,447 113
2022 5,970,424 2.31 % 134,618 -1,000 18.3 4.10 17 68.9 % 4,113,312 0.07 % 7,975,105,156 114
2020 5,702,174 2.36 % 131,441 -4,465 18.1 4.23 17 67.6 % 3,857,353 0.07 % 7,840,952,880 115
2015 5,064,386 2.68 % 125,300 -18,219 18.1 4.56 15 64.7 % 3,274,286 0.07 % 7,426,597,537 119
2010 4,437,884 3.86 % 153,009 12,316 18.7 4.82 13 62.5 % 2,774,827 0.06 % 6,985,603,105 122
2005 3,672,839 3.22 % 107,762 38,337 18.0 4.66 11 61.7 % 2,267,680 0.06 % 6,558,176,119 128
2000 3,134,030 2.71 % 78,34479,780 17.3 4.76 9 60.4 % 1,893,340 0.05 % 6,148,898,975 133
1995 2,742,309 2.83 % 71,375 3,746 16.9 4.97 8 57.6 % 1,579,132 0.05 % 5,743,219,454 131
1990 2,385,435 2.95 % 64,576 -400 16.5 5.21 7 55.6 % 1,325,761 0.04 % 5,316,175,862 134
1985 2,062,555 2.43 % 46,660 192 16.2 5.65 6 53.9 % 1,111,137 0.04 % 4,861,730,613 135
1980 1,829,256 2.40 % 40,864 -13,988 15.9 6.07 5 48.1 % 880,532 0.04 % 4,444,007,706 137
1975 1,624,935 3.07 % 45,589 -10,299 16.1 6.36 5 42.3 % 687,909 0.04 % 4,069,437,231 137
1970 1,396,989 2.96 % 37,915 0 16.6 6.38 4 38.2 % 534,042 0.04 % 3,695,390,336 137
1965 1,207,412 2.72 % 30,344 0 17.2 6.23 4 34.6 % 417,746 0.04 % 3,337,111,983 138
1960 1,055,693 2.49 % 24,455 0 17.9 6.09 3 31.0 % 327,769 0.03 % 3,019,233,434 138
1955 933,418 2.25 % 19,657 0 18.5 6.07 3 27.7 % 258,973 0.03 % 2,746,072,141 138
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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Congo Population Forecast

-1,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationCongo
Global Rank
2025 6,383,738 2.28 % 136,313 -1,000 18.7 3.91 19 70.9 % 4,524,254 0.08 % 8,191,988,453 113
2030 7,114,987 2.19 % 146,250 -1,000 19.7 3.66 21 74.4 % 5,290,114 0.08 % 8,546,141,327 109
2035 7,900,720 2.12 % 157,147 -1,000 21.0 3.42 23 77.9 % 6,155,655 0.09 % 8,879,397,401 107
2040 8,719,512 1.99 % 163,758 -1,000 22.0 3.23 26 81.5 % 7,107,743 0.09 % 9,188,250,492 105
2045 9,551,478 1.84 % 166,393 -1,000 22.8 3.06 28 85.1 % 8,127,512 0.10 % 9,467,543,575 99
2050 10,378,912 1.68 % 165,487   23.5 2.91 30 88.7 % 9,207,524 0.11 % 9,709,491,761 97
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).

Congo Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Congo
Life Expectancy
63.26 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
36.4
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
49.3
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Brazzaville 1,284,609
2 Pointe-Noire 659,084
3 Dolisie 103,894
4 Kayes 58,737
5 Owando 23,952
6 Ouesso 23,915
7 Loandjili 23,204
8 Madingou 22,760
9 Gamboma 20,877
10 Impfondo 20,859
11 Sibiti 19,089
12 Mossendjo 18,231

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Congo (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 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.