Gambia Population (LIVE)

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Gambia Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Gambia is 2,368,004 as of Friday, October 18, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Gambia 2019 population is estimated at 2,347,706 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Gambia population is equivalent to 0.03% of the total world population.
  • Gambia ranks number 144 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Gambia is 232 per Km2 (601 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 10,120 Km2 (3,907 sq. miles)
  • 58.8 % of the population is urban (1,379,863 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Gambia is 17.6 years.

Population of Gambia (2019 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
2019 2,347,706 2.97 % 67,612 -3,087 17.6 5.45 232 58.8 % 1,379,863 0.03 % 7,713,468,100 144
2018 2,280,094 2.99 % 66,205 -3,087 17.6 5.45 225 58.1 % 1,325,730 0.03 % 7,631,091,040 144
2017 2,213,889 3.01 % 64,753 -3,087 17.6 5.45 219 57.5 % 1,272,914 0.03 % 7,547,858,925 144
2016 2,149,136 3.03 % 63,276 -3,087 17.6 5.45 212 56.8 % 1,221,426 0.03 % 7,464,022,049 145
2015 2,085,860 3.07 % 58,533 -3,087 17.5 5.50 206 56.2 % 1,171,281 0.03 % 7,379,797,139 145
2010 1,793,196 3.04 % 49,891 -3,087 17.1 5.65 177 52.5 % 941,876 0.03 % 6,956,823,603 149
2005 1,543,741 3.22 % 45,208 303 16.7 5.80 153 48.7 % 751,269 0.02 % 6,541,907,027 148
2000 1,317,703 3.15 % 37,826-914 16.5 5.95 130 44.7 % 589,663 0.02 % 6,143,493,823 149
1995 1,128,575 3.38 % 34,596 524 17.1 6.05 112 41.0 % 462,336 0.02 % 5,744,212,979 151
1990 955,593 4.80 % 39,961 12,119 18.2 6.15 94 36.8 % 351,250 0.02 % 5,327,231,061 152
1985 755,787 3.47 % 23,708 2,977 18.1 6.30 75 32.0 % 241,730 0.02 % 4,870,921,740 154
1980 637,246 3.37 % 19,453 2,916 18.4 6.40 63 26.9 % 171,726 0.01 % 4,458,003,514 155
1975 539,979 3.06 % 15,114 2,881 18.7 6.20 53 23.6 % 127,275 0.01 % 4,079,480,606 158
1970 464,410 2.76 % 11,830 2,681 19.0 6.20 46 18.8 % 87,204 0.01 % 3,700,437,046 157
1965 405,259 2.11 % 8,042 1,056 19.0 6.20 40 14.4 % 58,255 0.01 % 3,339,583,597 156
1960 365,047 2.06 % 7,077 1,008 18.5 6.30 36 12.2 % 44,628 0.01 % 3,034,949,748 156
1955 329,661 1.57 % 4,954 0 18.0 6.35 33 10.3 % 33,939 0.01 % 2,773,019,936 156
: 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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Gambia Population Forecast

-3,087
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGambia
Global Rank
2020 2,416,668 2.99 % 66,162 -3,087 17.8 5.25 239 59.4 % 1,435,308 0.03 % 7,794,798,739 144
2025 2,780,247 2.84 % 72,716 -3,087 18.3 5.25 275 62.3 % 1,731,095 0.03 % 8,184,437,460 143
2030 3,170,685 2.66 % 78,088 -3,087 19.0 5.25 313 64.8 % 2,055,288 0.04 % 8,548,487,400 138
2035 3,581,557 2.47 % 82,174 -3,087 19.9 5.25 354 67.1 % 2,402,797 0.04 % 8,887,524,213 136
2040 4,008,102 2.28 % 85,309 -3,087 21.1 5.25 396 69.0 % 2,765,918 0.04 % 9,198,847,240 132
2045 4,443,727 2.08 % 87,125 -3,087 22.3 5.25 439 70.7 % 3,141,268 0.05 % 9,481,803,274 131
2050 4,882,101 1.90 % 87,675   23.5 5.25 482 72.2 % 3,523,313 0.05 % 9,735,033,990 131
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Gambia Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Gambia
Life Expectancy
63.26 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
38.2
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
57.8
(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)
1,198,540 49.59% 1,218,124 50.41% 2,416,668 0.98

Population Pyramid for Gambia (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
0-14 536,052 50.47% 526,078 49.53% 1,062,130 43.95%
15-24 241,885 49.85% 243,335 50.15% 485,220 20.08%
25-54 349,841 48.34% 373,883 51.66% 723,724 29.95%
55-64 41,046 48.62% 43,371 51.38% 84,417 3.49%
65+ 29,716 48.58% 31,457 51.42% 61,173 2.53%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 1,062,130 43.95% 82.1
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 1,293,361 53.52% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 61,173 2.53% 4.7
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
1,123,303 46.48% 86.9

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

The Population of Gambia (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 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.

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