Kuwait Population (LIVE)

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Kuwait Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Kuwait is 4,345,133 as of Thursday, May 23, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Kuwait 2023 population is estimated at 4,310,108 people at mid year.
  • Kuwait population is equivalent to 0.05% of the total world population.
  • Kuwait ranks number 129 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Kuwait is 242 per Km2 (626 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 17,820 Km2 (6,880 sq. miles)
  • 100% of the population is urban (4,310,108 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Kuwait is 39.8 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 Kuwait (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationKuwait
Global Rank
2024 4,349,380 0.91 % 39,272 11,999 40.6 2.05 244 N.A. N.A. 0.05 % 8,118,835,999 129
2023 4,310,108 0.97 % 41,235 11,999 39.8 2.07 242 N.A. N.A. 0.05 % 8,045,311,447 129
2022 4,268,873 0.44 % 18,759 11,999 39.1 2.09 240 N.A. N.A. 0.05 % 7,975,105,156 129
2020 4,360,444 -1.82 % -80,656 -254,177 37.2 2.14 245 98.7 % 4,302,875 0.06 % 7,840,952,880 128
2015 3,908,743 5.84 % 193,077 259,114 32.9 2.16 219 N.A. N.A. 0.05 % 7,426,597,537 130
2010 2,943,356 5.66 % 141,591 94,736 28.6 2.26 165 N.A. N.A. 0.04 % 6,985,603,105 137
2005 2,235,403 2.93 % 60,100 68,878 27.4 2.66 125 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 6,558,176,119 141
2000 1,934,901 3.17 % 55,93619,193 25.1 2.74 109 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 6,148,898,975 145
1995 1,655,222 -0.24 % -3,943 1,693 24.9 3.05 93 95.5 % 1,579,978 0.03 % 5,743,219,454 145
1990 1,674,938 -2.38 % -42,807 -1,196,051 20.8 3.32 94 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 5,316,175,862 145
1985 1,888,975 4.81 % 79,021 25,773 20.4 4.32 106 90.1 % 1,702,525 0.04 % 4,861,730,613 140
1980 1,493,870 6.39 % 79,574 32,491 18.6 5.39 84 87.1 % 1,300,693 0.03 % 4,444,007,706 141
1975 1,095,998 6.42 % 58,642 30,911 16.7 6.09 62 83.6 % 916,132 0.03 % 4,069,437,231 144
1970 802,786 9.33 % 57,789 26,616 17.1 6.95 45 79.7 % 639,688 0.02 % 3,695,390,336 146
1965 513,840 10.97 % 41,685 30,575 19.2 7.33 29 73.1 % 375,402 0.02 % 3,337,111,983 169
1960 305,415 10.73 % 24,391 21,767 21.0 7.16 17 66.1 % 201,926 0.01 % 3,019,233,434 161
1955 183,458 3.60 % 5,944 14,998 20.9 6.99 10 68.8 % 126,132 0.01 % 2,746,072,141 169
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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Kuwait 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 PopulationKuwait
Global Rank
2025 4,387,109 0.12 % 5,333 11,999 41.3 2.03 246 N.A. N.A. 0.05 % 8,191,988,453 129
2030 4,564,570 0.80 % 35,492 11,999 44.7 1.95 256 N.A. N.A. 0.05 % 8,546,141,327 129
2035 4,744,328 0.78 % 35,952 11,999 47.4 1.90 266 N.A. N.A. 0.05 % 8,879,397,401 128
2040 4,929,743 0.77 % 37,083 11,999 48.2 1.87 277 N.A. N.A. 0.05 % 9,188,250,492 129
2045 5,081,806 0.61 % 30,413 11,999 46.2 1.84 285 N.A. N.A. 0.05 % 9,467,543,575 129
2050 5,155,414 0.29 % 14,722   45.7 1.81 289 N.A. N.A. 0.05 % 9,709,491,761 129
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).

Kuwait Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Kuwait
Life Expectancy
80.45 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
6.4
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
7.7
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Kuwait

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Al Ahmadi 637,411
2 Hawalli 164,212
3 As Salimiyah 147,649
4 Sabah as Salim 139,163
5 Al Farwaniyah 86,525
6 Al Fahahil 68,290
7 Kuwait City 60,064
8 Ar Rumaythiyah 58,135
9 Ar Riqqah 52,068
10 Salwa 40,945
11 Al Manqaf 39,025
12 Ar Rabiyah 36,447
13 Bayan 30,635
14 Al Jahra' 24,281
15 Al Fintas 23,071
16 Janub as Surrah 18,496
17 Al Mahbulah 18,178
18 Ad Dasmah 17,585

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Kuwait (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 Kuwait 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.