Kuwait Population (LIVE)

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Kuwait Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Kuwait is 4,235,224 as of Wednesday, December 11, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Kuwait 2019 population is estimated at 4,207,083 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • 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 236 per Km2 (611 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 17,820 Km2 (6,880 sq. miles)
  • 100% of the population is urban (4,207,083 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Kuwait is 34.1 years.

Population of Kuwait (2019 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
2019 4,207,083 1.69 % 69,771 39,520 34.1 2.10 236 N.A. N.A. 0.05 % 7,713,468,100 129
2018 4,137,312 2.00 % 81,213 39,520 34.1 2.10 232 N.A. N.A. 0.05 % 7,631,091,040 130
2017 4,056,099 2.51 % 99,224 39,520 34.1 2.10 228 N.A. N.A. 0.05 % 7,547,858,925 131
2016 3,956,875 3.16 % 121,284 39,520 34.1 2.10 222 N.A. N.A. 0.05 % 7,464,022,049 132
2015 3,835,591 5.09 % 168,741 116,000 33.5 2.10 215 N.A. N.A. 0.05 % 7,379,797,139 132
2010 2,991,884 5.68 % 144,337 95,900 29.5 2.40 168 N.A. N.A. 0.04 % 6,956,823,603 137
2005 2,270,198 2.11 % 45,015 5,300 28.2 2.60 127 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 6,541,907,027 141
2000 2,045,123 4.95 % 87,84448,400 27.8 3.00 115 99.3 % 2,030,234 0.03 % 6,143,493,823 142
1995 1,605,901 -5.18 % -97,889 -131,000 26.6 2.55 90 98.4 % 1,579,978 0.03 % 5,744,212,979 146
1990 2,095,344 3.84 % 72,014 23,954 23.5 3.65 118 98.2 % 2,057,080 0.04 % 5,327,231,061 138
1985 1,735,274 4.86 % 73,319 23,068 22.3 5.00 97 98.1 % 1,702,525 0.04 % 4,870,921,740 142
1980 1,368,677 6.02 % 69,391 28,220 20.5 5.60 77 95.0 % 1,300,693 0.03 % 4,458,003,514 143
1975 1,021,720 6.54 % 55,454 19,167 17.8 6.75 57 89.7 % 916,132 0.03 % 4,079,480,606 144
1970 744,450 9.54 % 54,483 29,320 18.9 7.40 42 85.9 % 639,688 0.02 % 3,700,437,046 147
1965 472,037 11.90 % 40,602 27,400 21.3 7.30 26 79.5 % 375,402 0.01 % 3,339,583,597 169
1960 269,029 8.14 % 17,428 10,550 23.4 7.20 15 75.1 % 201,926 0.01 % 3,034,949,748 164
1955 181,888 3.51 % 5,758 770 22.7 7.20 10 69.3 % 126,132 0.01 % 2,773,019,936 169
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Kuwait Population Forecast

9,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationKuwait
Global Rank
2020 4,270,571 2.17 % 86,996 39,520 36.8 2.10 240 N.A. N.A. 0.05 % 7,794,798,739 129
2025 4,517,860 1.13 % 49,458 14,000 37.4 2.10 254 N.A. N.A. 0.06 % 8,184,437,460 129
2030 4,747,081 0.99 % 45,844 14,000 36.9 2.10 266 N.A. N.A. 0.06 % 8,548,487,400 129
2035 4,958,895 0.88 % 42,363 12,000 37.0 2.10 278 N.A. N.A. 0.06 % 8,887,524,213 129
2040 5,152,520 0.77 % 38,725 12,000 37.4 2.10 289 N.A. N.A. 0.06 % 9,198,847,240 129
2045 5,303,566 0.58 % 30,209 11,000 37.9 2.10 298 N.A. N.A. 0.06 % 9,481,803,274 129
2050 5,393,472 0.34 % 17,981   38.6 2.10 303 N.A. N.A. 0.06 % 9,735,033,990 129
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Kuwait Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Kuwait
Life Expectancy
75.85 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
6.1
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
7.2
(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)
2,614,446 61.22% 1,656,117 38.78% 4,270,571 1.58

Population Pyramid for Kuwait (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
0-14 491,765 53.65% 424,791 46.35% 916,556 21.46%
15-24 237,654 55.00% 194,436 45.00% 432,090 10.12%
25-54 1,559,395 64.20% 869,519 35.80% 2,428,914 56.88%
55-64 244,384 67.26% 118,977 32.74% 363,361 8.51%
65+ 81,248 62.67% 48,394 37.33% 129,642 3.04%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 916,556 21.46% 28.4
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 3,224,365 75.50% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 129,642 3.04% 4.0
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
1,046,198 24.50% 32.4

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

The Population of Kuwait (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 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.

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