Eastern Africa Population (LIVE)

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Eastern Africa Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Countries in Eastern Africa

CountryPopulation (2020)
Ethiopia114,963,588
Tanzania59,734,218
Kenya53,771,296
Uganda45,741,007
Mozambique31,255,435
Madagascar27,691,018
Malawi19,129,952
Zambia18,383,955
Somalia15,893,222
Zimbabwe14,862,924
Rwanda12,952,218
Burundi11,890,784
South Sudan11,193,725
Eritrea3,546,421
Mauritius1,271,768
Djibouti988,000
Réunion895,312
Comoros869,601
Mayotte272,815
Seychelles98,347
  • The current population of Eastern Africa is 450,045,555 as of Tuesday, December 1, 2020, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Eastern Africa population is equivalent to 5.71% of the total world population.
  • Eastern Africa ranks number 1 in Africa among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Eastern Africa is 67 per Km2 (173 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 6,667,493 Km2 (2,574,332 sq. miles)
  • 29.8 % of the population is urban (132,520,364 people in 2019).
  • The median age in Eastern Africa is 18.7years.

Population of Eastern Africa (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationEastern Africa's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationEastern Africa
Rank within
Africa
2020 445,405,606 2.71 % 11,146,866 -262,400 18.7 4.43 67 29.8 % 132,520,364 6.0 % 7,794,798,739 1
2020 445,405,606 2.65 % 11,500,663 -262,405 18.1 4.81 67 29.8 % 132,520,364 5.7 % 7,794,798,739 1
2019 433,904,943 2.68 % 11,341,580 -262,405 18.1 4.81 65 29.2 % 126,809,813 5.6 % 7,713,468,100
2018 422,563,363 2.71 % 11,166,636 -262,405 18.1 4.81 63 28.7 % 121,315,521 5.5 % 7,631,091,040 1
2017 411,396,727 2.74 % 10,969,972 -262,405 18.1 4.81 62 28.2 % 116,034,318 5.5 % 7,547,858,925 1
2016 400,426,755 2.76 % 10,755,480 -262,405 18.1 4.81 60 27.7 % 110,963,377 5.4 % 7,464,022,049 1
2015 389,671,275 2.81 % 10,070,688 -355,300 17.9 4.90 58 27.2 % 106,095,604 5.6 % 7,379,797,139 1
2010 339,317,833 2.83 % 8,826,483 -313,900 17.3 5.38 51 24.9 % 84,503,529 5.2 % 6,956,823,603 1
2005 295,185,417 2.78 % 7,566,411 -206,900 17.0 5.76 44 22.9 % 67,684,204 4.8 % 6,541,907,027 1
2000 257,353,364 2.82 % 6,683,829 -82,200 16.9 6.09 39 21.4 % 54,950,508 4.5 % 6,143,493,823 1
1995 223,934,219 2.58 % 5,353,169 -452,900 16.9 6.38 34 19.9 % 44,589,205 4.2 % 5,744,212,979 1
1990 197,168,375 3.02 % 5,456,177 -77,800 16.7 6.78 30 18.2 % 35,850,678 4.0 % 5,327,231,061 1
1985 169,887,491 3.01 % 4,679,825 -121,200 16.7 7.00 25 16.3 % 27,720,992 3.8 % 4,870,921,740 1
1980 146,488,368 2.98 % 4,004,663 -133,800 16.8 7.11 22 14.7 % 21,478,562 3.6 % 4,458,003,514 1
1975 126,465,051 2.89 % 3,356,567 -124,400 16.9 7.14 19 12.5 % 15,854,488 3.4 % 4,079,480,606 1
1970 109,682,215 2.84 % 2,861,904 -20,000 17.2 7.10 16 10.7 % 11,752,648 3.3 % 3,700,437,046 1
1965 95,372,694 2.68 % 2,362,903 -41,100 17.5 7.08 14 5.2 % 4,978,234 3.1 % 3,339,583,597 1
1960 83,558,179 2.47 % 1,916,566 -24,500 17.9 6.99 13 7.8 % 6,514,299 3.0 % 3,034,949,748 2
1955 73,975,350 2.26 % 1,566,158 -20,100 18.2 6.99 11 6.7 % 4,978,234 2.9 % 2,773,019,936 2
Source: Worldometer (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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Eastern Africa Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationEastern Africa's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationEastern Africa
Rank within
Africa
2020 445,405,606 2.71 % 11,146,866 -262,400 18.7 4.43 67 29.8 % 132,520,364 6.0 % 7,794,798,739 1
2025 505,292,185 2.56 % 11,977,316 -340,000 19.6 4.45 76 32.6 % 164,482,084 6.5 % 8,184,437,460 1
2030 569,704,993 2.43 % 12,882,562 -223,500 20.6 4.46 85 35.6 % 202,579,194 7.0 % 8,548,487,400 1
2035 637,437,312 2.27 % 13,546,464 -180,500 21.7 4.47 96 38.8 % 247,131,197 7.2 % 8,887,524,213 1
2040 707,392,704 2.1 % 13,991,078 -170,600 22.7 4.48 106 42.1 % 298,002,537 8.0 % 9,198,847,240 1
2045 778,915,504 1.95 % 14,304,560 -170,600 23.8 4.50 117 45.6 % 355,029,937 8.5 % 9,481,803,274 1
2050 851,217,711 1.79 % 14,460,441 -170,600 24.9 4.51 128 49.1 % 418,216,589 9.0 % 9,735,033,990 1
Source: Worldometer (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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Notes

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

The Population of Eastern Africa (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 sub-region 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 countries within Eastern Africa, 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.

Eastern Africa's Share of World Pop: Total population 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.

Rank within Africa: Position held by Eastern Africa in the list of all regions within Africa ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

See also