Gambia Population (LIVE)

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Gambia Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Gambia is 2,845,614 as of Thursday, July 25, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Gambia 2023 population is estimated at 2,773,168 people at mid year.
  • Gambia population is equivalent to 0.03% of the total world population.
  • Gambia ranks number 141 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Gambia is 274 per Km2 (710 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 10,120 Km2 (3,907 sq. miles)
  • 58.0 % of the population is urban (1,609,155 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Gambia is 17.2 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 Gambia (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGambia
Global Rank
2024 2,841,803 2.47 % 68,635 -3,000 17.4 4.41 281 58.7 % 1,669,536 0.04 % 8,118,835,999 138
2023 2,773,168 2.48 % 67,176 -3,000 17.2 4.50 274 58.0 % 1,609,155 0.03 % 8,045,311,447 141
2022 2,705,992 2.50 % 66,076 -3,000 17.0 4.59 267 57.3 % 1,549,970 0.03 % 7,975,105,156 142
2020 2,573,995 2.60 % 65,112 -1,960 16.7 4.78 254 55.8 % 1,435,308 0.03 % 7,840,952,880 143
2015 2,253,133 3.07 % 63,172 -3,224 16.1 5.31 223 52.0 % 1,171,281 0.03 % 7,426,597,537 145
2010 1,937,275 3.13 % 55,381 -2,464 15.9 5.67 191 48.6 % 941,876 0.03 % 6,985,603,105 148
2005 1,660,368 2.92 % 44,566 -3,204 15.9 5.72 164 45.2 % 751,269 0.03 % 6,558,176,119 148
2000 1,437,539 2.96 % 39,077-3,676 15.9 5.80 142 41.0 % 589,663 0.02 % 6,148,898,975 148
1995 1,242,155 3.60 % 40,308 -2,800 16.0 6.01 123 37.2 % 462,336 0.02 % 5,743,219,454 150
1990 1,040,616 3.98 % 36,932 11,239 16.2 6.22 103 33.8 % 351,250 0.02 % 5,316,175,862 151
1985 855,958 3.56 % 27,474 8,373 16.4 6.34 85 28.2 % 241,730 0.02 % 4,861,730,613 153
1980 718,586 3.23 % 21,135 5,266 16.9 6.40 71 23.9 % 171,726 0.02 % 4,444,007,706 154
1975 612,909 3.00 % 16,836 2,980 17.8 6.41 61 20.8 % 127,275 0.02 % 4,069,437,231 154
1970 528,731 2.87 % 13,965 2,784 18.5 6.26 52 16.5 % 87,204 0.01 % 3,695,390,336 156
1965 458,908 2.80 % 11,852 2,282 18.7 6.19 45 12.7 % 58,255 0.01 % 3,337,111,983 155
1960 399,649 2.73 % 10,055 2,282 18.4 6.25 39 11.2 % 44,628 0.01 % 3,019,233,434 156
1955 349,374 2.63 % 8,519 2,282 17.9 6.33 35 9.7 % 33,939 0.01 % 2,746,072,141 155
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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Gambia 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 PopulationGambia
Global Rank
2025 2,911,207 2.49 % 67,442 -3,000 17.6 4.32 288 59.5 % 1,731,095 0.04 % 8,191,988,453 138
2030 3,263,651 2.31 % 70,489 -3,000 18.9 3.84 322 63.0 % 2,055,288 0.04 % 8,546,141,327 135
2035 3,623,617 2.11 % 71,993 -3,000 20.3 3.44 358 66.3 % 2,402,797 0.04 % 8,879,397,401 133
2040 3,984,778 1.92 % 72,232 -3,000 21.7 3.09 394 69.4 % 2,765,918 0.04 % 9,188,250,492 132
2045 4,336,077 1.70 % 70,260 -3,000 23.0 2.82 428 72.4 % 3,141,268 0.05 % 9,467,543,575 131
2050 4,673,743 1.51 % 67,533   24.4 2.62 462 75.4 % 3,523,313 0.05 % 9,709,491,761 131
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).

Gambia Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Gambia
Life Expectancy
64.12 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
26.7
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
41.9
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Gambia

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Serekunda 340,000
2 Brikama 77,700
3 Bakau 43,098
4 Banjul 34,589
5 Farafenni 29,867
6 Lamin 24,797
7 Sukuta 15,131

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Gambia (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 Gambia 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.