Gabon Population (LIVE)

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Gabon Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Gabon is 2,196,032 as of Wednesday, December 11, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Gabon 2019 population is estimated at 2,172,579 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Gabon population is equivalent to 0.03% of the total world population.
  • Gabon ranks number 146 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Gabon is 8 per Km2 (22 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 257,670 Km2 (99,487 sq. miles)
  • 87.1 % of the population is urban (1,892,734 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Gabon is 22.4 years.

Population of Gabon (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGabon
Global Rank
2019 2,172,579 2.52 % 53,304 3,260 22.4 4.08 8 87.1 % 1,892,734 0.03 % 7,713,468,100 146
2018 2,119,275 2.64 % 54,452 3,260 22.4 4.08 8 87.2 % 1,847,776 0.03 % 7,631,091,040 146
2017 2,064,823 2.84 % 56,950 3,260 22.4 4.08 8 87.3 % 1,801,892 0.03 % 7,547,858,925 149
2016 2,007,873 3.09 % 60,187 3,260 22.4 4.08 8 87.3 % 1,753,288 0.03 % 7,464,022,049 149
2015 1,947,686 3.70 % 64,709 20,063 22.3 4.10 8 87.3 % 1,700,834 0.03 % 7,379,797,139 150
2010 1,624,140 3.15 % 46,718 12,740 21.2 4.20 6 86.4 % 1,402,919 0.02 % 6,956,823,603 150
2005 1,390,549 2.51 % 32,438 4,964 20.0 4.35 5 83.2 % 1,156,908 0.02 % 6,541,907,027 149
2000 1,228,360 2.51 % 28,6831,913 19.3 4.77 5 79.1 % 971,091 0.02 % 6,143,493,823 151
1995 1,084,946 2.70 % 27,092 1,000 19.0 5.25 4 74.9 % 812,399 0.02 % 5,744,212,979 153
1990 949,488 2.80 % 24,476 1,000 19.3 5.58 4 69.3 % 658,385 0.02 % 5,327,231,061 153
1985 827,108 2.63 % 20,156 1,000 19.9 5.72 3 62.6 % 517,989 0.02 % 4,870,921,740 152
1980 726,328 2.32 % 15,758 1,000 21.4 5.57 3 54.9 % 398,719 0.02 % 4,458,003,514 153
1975 647,536 1.90 % 11,644 600 23.4 5.23 3 43.1 % 279,190 0.02 % 4,079,480,606 153
1970 589,314 2.02 % 11,191 3,238 25.4 4.93 2 32.0 % 188,838 0.02 % 3,700,437,046 153
1965 533,361 1.26 % 6,487 1,882 26.4 4.59 2 23.7 % 126,602 0.02 % 3,339,583,597 150
1960 500,928 0.68 % 3,323 600 27.3 4.20 2 17.3 % 86,847 0.02 % 3,034,949,748 152
1955 484,313 0.46 % 2,203 600 27.9 3.99 2 14.1 % 68,209 0.02 % 2,773,019,936 150
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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Gabon 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 PopulationGabon
Global Rank
2020 2,225,734 2.70 % 55,610 3,260 22.5 4.00 9 87.1 % 1,938,139 0.03 % 7,794,798,739 146
2025 2,487,682 2.25 % 52,390 1,000 22.6 4.00 10 87.3 % 2,171,202 0.03 % 8,184,437,460 146
2030 2,744,451 1.98 % 51,354 1,000 23.0 4.00 11 87.6 % 2,403,217 0.03 % 8,548,487,400 145
2035 3,001,789 1.81 % 51,468 1,000 23.9 4.00 12 87.8 % 2,636,380 0.03 % 8,887,524,213 141
2040 3,265,411 1.70 % 52,724 1,000 25.1 4.00 13 87.9 % 2,871,071 0.04 % 9,198,847,240 139
2045 3,536,547 1.61 % 54,227 1,000 26.4 4.00 14 87.9 % 3,107,080 0.04 % 9,481,803,274 139
2050 3,809,050 1.50 % 54,501   27.5 4.00 15 87.7 % 3,339,415 0.04 % 9,735,033,990 135
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).

Gabon Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Gabon
Life Expectancy
67.03 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
31.1
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
42.3
(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)
1,132,854 50.90% 1,092,874 49.10% 2,225,734 1.04

Population Pyramid for Gabon (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
0-14 418,539 50.46% 410,857 49.54% 829,396 37.26%
15-24 187,541 50.31% 185,246 49.69% 372,787 16.75%
25-54 444,484 52.35% 404,500 47.65% 848,984 38.14%
55-64 47,479 49.45% 48,538 50.55% 96,017 4.31%
65+ 34,811 44.32% 43,733 55.68% 78,544 3.53%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 829,396 37.26% 62.9
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 1,317,788 59.21% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 78,544 3.53% 6.0
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
907,940 40.79% 68.9

Main Cities by Population in Gabon

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Libreville 578,156
2 Port-Gentil 109,163
3 Franceville 42,967
4 Oyem 30,870
5 Moanda 30,151
6 Mouila 22,469
7 Lambarene 20,714
8 Tchibanga 19,365
9 Koulamoutou 16,222

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Gabon (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 Gabon 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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