DR Congo Population (LIVE)

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DR Congo Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Grentity_mediumowth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the DR Congo is 87,358,515 as of Sunday, September 15, 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • the DR Congo population is equivalent to 1.13% of the total world population.
  • the DR Congo ranks number 16 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in the DR Congo is 38 per Km2 (99 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 2,267,050 Km2 (875,313 sq. miles)
  • 45.0 % of the population is urban (39,067,608 people in 2019)
  • The median age in the DR Congo is 16.8 years.

Population of the DR 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 PopulationDRC
Global Rank
2019 86,790,567 3.24 % 2,722,476 23,861 16.8 6.31 38 45.0 % 39,067,608 1.13 % 7,713,468,100 16
2018 84,068,091 3.28 % 2,669,327 23,861 16.8 6.31 37 44.4 % 37,348,939 1.10 % 7,631,091,040 16
2017 81,398,764 3.31 % 2,609,637 23,861 16.8 6.31 36 43.8 % 35,692,384 1.08 % 7,547,858,925 17
2016 78,789,127 3.34 % 2,544,583 23,861 16.8 6.31 35 43.3 % 34,098,241 1.06 % 7,464,022,049 19
2015 76,244,544 3.38 % 2,336,138 3,012 16.8 6.40 34 42.7 % 32,566,508 1.03 % 7,379,797,139 19
2010 64,563,854 3.34 % 1,955,590 -8,685 16.9 6.63 28 40.0 % 25,817,901 0.93 % 6,956,823,603 20
2005 54,785,903 3.07 % 1,536,015 -48,313 17.0 6.72 24 37.5 % 20,521,483 0.84 % 6,541,907,027 23
2000 47,105,826 2.53 % 1,105,918-191,635 17.2 6.77 21 35.1 % 16,534,234 0.77 % 6,143,493,823 25
1995 41,576,234 3.73 % 1,392,842 257,421 17.2 6.77 18 32.9 % 13,659,173 0.72 % 5,744,212,979 26
1990 34,612,023 2.98 % 946,159 14,903 17.4 6.71 15 30.6 % 10,603,379 0.65 % 5,327,231,061 29
1985 29,881,229 2.54 % 704,464 -90,094 17.5 6.60 13 28.5 % 8,520,577 0.61 % 4,870,921,740 31
1980 26,358,908 2.85 % 691,065 20,137 17.7 6.46 12 27.1 % 7,135,522 0.59 % 4,458,003,514 31
1975 22,903,581 2.74 % 578,509 5,490 17.8 6.29 10 25.8 % 5,913,533 0.56 % 4,079,480,606 32
1970 20,011,036 2.87 % 528,231 48,588 18.1 6.15 9 24.6 % 4,924,023 0.54 % 3,700,437,046 33
1965 17,369,883 2.64 % 424,326 0 18.1 5.98 8 23.4 % 4,070,472 0.52 % 3,339,583,597 33
1960 15,248,251 2.44 % 346,148 15,000 18.2 5.98 7 22.3 % 3,400,360 0.50 % 3,034,949,748 33
1955 13,517,513 2.10 % 266,771 0 18.1 5.98 6 20.7 % 2,791,904 0.49 % 2,773,019,936 33
: 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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DR Congo Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationDRC
Global Rank
2020 89,561,403 3.27 % 2,663,372 23,861 17.0 5.96 40 45.6 % 40,848,447 1.15 % 7,794,798,739 220
2025 104,133,564 3.06 % 2,914,432 0 17.5 5.96 46 48.7 % 50,722,858 1.27 % 8,184,437,460 15
2030 120,046,726 2.88 % 3,182,632 -15,000 18.2 5.96 53 51.9 % 62,343,480 1.40 % 8,548,487,400 15
2035 137,336,559 2.73 % 3,457,967 -15,000 19.1 5.96 61 55.2 % 75,772,610 1.55 % 8,887,524,213 12
2040 155,725,440 2.55 % 3,677,776 -15,000 20.0 5.96 69 58.4 % 90,960,949 1.69 % 9,198,847,240 10
2045 174,895,139 2.35 % 3,833,940 -15,000 21.0 5.96 77 61.6 % 107,740,801 1.84 % 9,481,803,274 10
2050 194,488,658 2.15 % 3,918,704 -15,000 22.1 5.96 86 64.7 % 125,931,197 2.00 % 9,735,033,990 10
: 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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Notes

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

The Population of the DR 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 the DR Congo 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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