Iraq Population (LIVE)

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Iraq Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Iraq is 39,653,400 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Iraq 2019 population is estimated at 39,309,783 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Iraq population is equivalent to 0.51% of the total world population.
  • Iraq ranks number 36 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Iraq is 91 per Km2 (234 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 434,320 Km2 (167,692 sq. miles)
  • 72.7 % of the population is urban (28,562,530 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Iraq is 20.2 years.

Population of Iraq (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationIraq
Global Rank
2019 39,309,783 2.28 % 876,183 7,834 20.2 4.13 91 72.7 % 28,562,530 0.51 % 7,713,468,100 36
2018 38,433,600 2.35 % 880,819 7,834 20.2 4.13 88 72.1 % 27,723,807 0.50 % 7,631,091,040 36
2017 37,552,781 2.57 % 942,149 7,834 20.2 4.13 86 71.6 % 26,898,682 0.50 % 7,547,858,925 37
2016 36,610,632 2.92 % 1,038,371 7,834 20.2 4.13 84 71.2 % 26,076,797 0.49 % 7,464,022,049 37
2015 35,572,261 3.64 % 1,166,057 260,721 20.0 4.25 82 71.0 % 25,252,255 0.48 % 7,379,797,139 38
2010 29,741,976 2.01 % 563,938 -220,423 18.8 4.40 68 71.5 % 21,258,071 0.43 % 6,956,823,603 39
2005 26,922,284 2.76 % 684,940 -53,264 18.7 4.71 62 69.0 % 18,572,494 0.41 % 6,541,907,027 40
2000 23,497,585 3.12 % 669,649-3,572 18.2 5.19 54 68.7 % 16,141,452 0.38 % 6,143,493,823 43
1995 20,149,338 2.95 % 546,045 -30,805 17.5 5.65 46 69.0 % 13,899,288 0.35 % 5,744,212,979 47
1990 17,419,113 2.29 % 372,663 -129,533 16.8 6.09 40 69.9 % 12,176,901 0.33 % 5,327,231,061 46
1985 15,555,800 2.64 % 380,489 -39,988 16.7 6.35 36 68.9 % 10,711,364 0.32 % 4,870,921,740 49
1980 13,653,354 3.16 % 393,753 -9,558 16.6 6.80 31 65.5 % 8,945,864 0.31 % 4,458,003,514 50
1975 11,684,590 3.33 % 353,321 -1,717 17.0 7.15 27 61.4 % 7,171,852 0.29 % 4,079,480,606 51
1970 9,917,983 3.44 % 308,439 -1,375 17.5 7.40 23 56.2 % 5,569,369 0.27 % 3,700,437,046 52
1965 8,375,790 2.82 % 217,206 -372 18.6 6.60 19 50.7 % 4,242,440 0.25 % 3,339,583,597 64
1960 7,289,760 2.31 % 157,421 -220 19.6 6.20 17 42.9 % 3,127,214 0.24 % 3,034,949,748 61
1955 6,502,657 2.60 % 156,693 -110 20.3 7.30 15 37.6 % 2,447,031 0.23 % 2,773,019,936 64
: 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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Iraq Population Forecast

-6,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationIraq
Global Rank
2020 40,222,493 2.49 % 930,046 7,834 21.0 3.68 93 73.1 % 29,422,695 0.52 % 7,794,798,739 36
2025 45,187,256 2.36 % 992,953 19,636 22.1 3.68 104 75.3 % 34,038,857 0.55 % 8,184,437,460 35
2030 50,193,756 2.12 % 1,001,300 -12,475 23.1 3.68 116 78.1 % 39,208,015 0.59 % 8,548,487,400 33
2035 55,342,596 1.97 % 1,029,768 -10,000 24.2 3.68 127 81.3 % 44,985,190 0.62 % 8,887,524,213 31
2040 60,583,723 1.83 % 1,048,225 -6,000 25.4 3.68 139 84.8 % 51,382,438 0.66 % 9,198,847,240 29
2045 65,809,029 1.67 % 1,045,061 -6,000 26.5 3.68 152 88.6 % 58,291,219 0.69 % 9,481,803,274 29
2050 70,940,126 1.51 % 1,026,219   27.5 3.68 163 92.4 % 65,559,682 0.73 % 9,735,033,990 27
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Iraq Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Iraq
Life Expectancy
71.08 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
21.1
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
24.9
(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)
20,357,778 50.61% 19,864,725 49.39% 40,222,493 1.02

Population Pyramid for Iraq (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 7,796,530 51.40% 7,372,881 48.60% 15,169,411 37.71%
15-24 4,070,235 51.19% 3,881,212 48.81% 7,951,447 19.77%
25-54 7,137,277 50.54% 6,983,740 49.46% 14,121,017 35.11%
55-64 736,611 46.16% 859,262 53.84% 1,595,873 3.97%
65+ 617,125 44.57% 767,630 55.43% 1,384,755 3.44%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 15,169,411 37.71% 64.1
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 23,668,337 58.84% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 1,384,755 3.44% 5.9
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
16,554,166 41.16% 69.9

Main Cities by Population in Iraq

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Baghdad 7,216,000
2 Basrah 2,600,000
3 Al Mawsil al Jadidah 2,065,597
4 Al Basrah al Qadimah 2,015,483
5 Mosul 1,739,800
6 Erbil 932,800
7 Abu Ghurayb 900,000
8 As Sulaymaniyah 723,170
9 Kirkuk 601,433
10 Najaf 482,576
11 Karbala 434,450
12 Nasiriyah 400,249
13 Al 'Amarah 323,302
14 Ad Diwaniyah 318,801
15 Al Kut 315,162
16 Al Hillah 289,709
17 Dihok 284,000
18 Ramadi 274,539
19 Al Fallujah 190,159
20 Samarra' 158,508
21 As Samawah 152,890
22 Baqubah 152,550
23 Sinah 128,776
24 Az Zubayr 122,676
25 Kufa 110,000
26 Umm Qasr 107,620
27 Al Faw 104,569
28 Zaxo 95,052
29 Al Harithah 92,395
30 Ash Shatrah 82,732
31 Al Hayy 78,272
32 Jamjamal 75,634
33 Khalis 70,046
34 Tozkhurmato 59,886
35 Ash Shamiyah 57,661
36 Al Hindiyah 57,490
37 Halabjah 57,333
38 Al Miqdadiyah 50,698
39 Al-Hamdaniya 50,000
40 Ar Rumaythah 47,248
41 Koysinceq 44,987
42 Al 'Aziziyah 44,751
43 Al Musayyib 42,901
44 Tikrit 42,477
45 As Suwayrah 42,354
46 Balad 42,088
47 Sinjar 38,294
48 Imam Qasim 36,992
49 Bayji 36,454
50 Hit 31,901
51 Hadithah 30,925
52 Nahiyat Ghammas 30,909
53 Nahiyat Saddat al Hindiyah 30,622
54 Kifri 30,143
55 Mandali 29,785
56 Baynjiwayn 27,116
57 'Anah 27,000
58 Ad Dujayl 26,362
59 Batufe 26,000
60 Tallkayf 23,524
61 Al Mishkhab 23,189
62 'Aqrah 23,000
63 Ruwandiz 22,943
64 Nahiyat ash Shinafiyah 22,643
65 Ar Rutbah 22,370
66 'Afak 21,888
67 Nahiyat al Fuhud 21,551
68 'Anat al Qadimah 19,719
69 'Ali al Gharbi 19,711

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Iraq (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 Iraq 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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