Iraq Population (LIVE)

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Iraq Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Grentity_mediumowth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Iraq is 39,497,660 as of Sunday, September 15, 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • 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 -110 20.3 7.30 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

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 % 7,794,798,739 200
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 -6,000 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).

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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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