Congo Population (LIVE)

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Congo Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Republic of the Congo is 5,441,177 as of Wednesday, December 11, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Congo 2019 population is estimated at 5,380,508 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Congo population is equivalent to 0.07% of the total world population.
  • ranks number 118 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Congo is 16 per Km2 (41 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 341,500 Km2 (131,854 sq. miles)
  • 69.4 % of the population is urban (3,733,933 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Congo is 19.0 years.

Population of Congo (2019 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
2019 5,380,508 2.60 % 136,149 -4,000 19.0 4.65 16 69.4 % 3,733,933 0.07 % 7,713,468,100 118
2018 5,244,359 2.62 % 133,664 -4,000 19.0 4.65 15 68.9 % 3,613,400 0.07 % 7,631,091,040 119
2017 5,110,695 2.60 % 129,699 -4,000 19.0 4.65 15 68.4 % 3,496,228 0.07 % 7,547,858,925 119
2016 4,980,996 2.57 % 124,901 -4,000 19.0 4.65 15 67.9 % 3,383,087 0.07 % 7,464,022,049 119
2015 4,856,095 2.59 % 116,473 -12,000 18.9 4.70 14 67.4 % 3,274,286 0.07 % 7,379,797,139 119
2010 4,273,731 3.36 % 130,191 18,354 19.2 4.80 13 64.9 % 2,774,827 0.06 % 6,956,823,603 124
2005 3,622,775 2.98 % 99,073 10,297 18.9 4.85 11 62.6 % 2,267,680 0.06 % 6,541,907,027 128
2000 3,127,411 2.93 % 83,9759,860 18.6 4.90 9 60.5 % 1,893,340 0.05 % 6,143,493,823 132
1995 2,707,537 2.81 % 70,160 4,506 18.0 5.00 8 58.3 % 1,579,132 0.05 % 5,744,212,979 132
1990 2,356,737 2.78 % 60,485 400 17.4 5.30 7 56.3 % 1,325,761 0.04 % 5,327,231,061 134
1985 2,054,312 2.93 % 55,276 420 17.0 5.80 6 54.1 % 1,111,137 0.04 % 4,870,921,740 135
1980 1,777,934 2.96 % 48,256 -1,481 16.9 6.25 5 49.5 % 880,532 0.04 % 4,458,003,514 137
1975 1,536,654 2.98 % 41,954 0 17.3 6.30 4 44.8 % 687,909 0.04 % 4,079,480,606 137
1970 1,326,885 2.81 % 34,299 0 17.8 6.19 4 40.2 % 534,042 0.04 % 3,700,437,046 138
1965 1,155,392 2.56 % 27,428 0 18.5 5.99 3 36.2 % 417,746 0.03 % 3,339,583,597 138
1960 1,018,253 2.25 % 21,445 0 19.2 5.79 3 32.2 % 327,769 0.03 % 3,034,949,748 138
1955 911,029 1.95 % 16,755 0 19.7 5.68 3 28.4 % 258,973 0.03 % 2,773,019,936 138
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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Congo Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationCongo
Global Rank
2020 5,518,087 2.59 % 132,398 -4,000 19.2 4.45 16 69.9 % 3,857,353 0.07 % 7,794,798,739 117
2025 6,234,724 2.47 % 143,327 -2,000 19.8 4.45 18 72.6 % 4,524,254 0.08 % 8,184,437,460 114
2030 7,019,831 2.40 % 157,021 -1,001 20.7 4.45 21 75.4 % 5,290,114 0.08 % 8,548,487,400 110
2035 7,871,210 2.32 % 170,276 -1,001 21.6 4.45 23 78.2 % 6,155,655 0.09 % 8,887,524,213 109
2040 8,776,648 2.20 % 181,088 -1,001 22.3 4.45 26 81.0 % 7,107,743 0.10 % 9,198,847,240 104
2045 9,724,082 2.07 % 189,487 -1,001 23.0 4.45 28 83.6 % 8,127,512 0.10 % 9,481,803,274 98
2050 10,701,994 1.93 % 195,582   23.6 4.45 31 86.0 % 9,207,524 0.11 % 9,735,033,990 95
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).

Congo Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Congo
Life Expectancy
65.21 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
31.2
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
42.0
(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)
2,756,678 49.96% 2,761,414 50.04% 5,518,087 1.00

Population Pyramid for (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 1,149,015 50.45% 1,128,317 49.55% 2,277,332 41.27%
15-24 526,829 50.21% 522,405 49.79% 1,049,234 19.01%
25-54 901,082 49.98% 901,779 50.02% 1,802,861 32.67%
55-64 114,172 48.33% 122,041 51.67% 236,213 4.28%
65+ 65,580 43.02% 86,872 56.98% 152,452 2.76%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 2,277,332 41.27% 73.7
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 3,088,308 55.97% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 152,452 2.76% 4.9
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
2,429,784 44.03% 78.7

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 Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Congo (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 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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