Libya Population (LIVE)

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Libya Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Libya is 6,819,072 as of Wednesday, December 11, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Libya 2019 population is estimated at 6,777,452 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Libya population is equivalent to 0.09% of the total world population.
  • Libya ranks number 109 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Libya is 4 per Km2 (10 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,759,540 Km2 (679,362 sq. miles)
  • 77.9 % of the population is urban (5,281,734 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Libya is 27.4 years.

Population of Libya (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationLibya
Global Rank
2019 6,777,452 1.48 % 98,893 -1,999 27.4 2.41 4 77.9 % 5,281,734 0.09 % 7,713,468,100 109
2018 6,678,559 1.49 % 97,835 -1,999 27.4 2.41 4 77.6 % 5,183,363 0.09 % 7,631,091,040 109
2017 6,580,724 1.36 % 88,562 -1,999 27.4 2.41 4 77.3 % 5,088,051 0.09 % 7,547,858,925 109
2016 6,492,162 1.15 % 73,847 -1,999 27.4 2.41 4 77.1 % 5,005,658 0.09 % 7,464,022,049 109
2015 6,418,315 0.70 % 44,130 -60,000 27.1 2.45 4 77.0 % 4,942,479 0.09 % 7,379,797,139 109
2010 6,197,663 1.34 % 79,810 -23,711 25.7 2.50 4 77.7 % 4,815,154 0.09 % 6,956,823,603 108
2005 5,798,614 1.59 % 88,145 -4,114 24.0 2.64 3 77.0 % 4,465,029 0.09 % 6,541,907,027 104
2000 5,357,891 1.60 % 81,819-11,474 22.1 3.20 3 76.4 % 4,091,103 0.09 % 6,143,493,823 104
1995 4,948,798 2.21 % 102,427 793 20.2 4.22 3 76.0 % 3,760,787 0.09 % 5,744,212,979 107
1990 4,436,661 2.75 % 112,576 1,098 18.5 5.71 3 75.7 % 3,359,579 0.08 % 5,327,231,061 109
1985 3,873,781 3.77 % 130,863 22,676 17.4 6.68 2 75.5 % 2,922,777 0.08 % 4,870,921,740 112
1980 3,219,466 4.01 % 114,865 11,507 16.1 7.67 2 70.1 % 2,256,637 0.07 % 4,458,003,514 117
1975 2,645,139 4.39 % 102,323 11,733 16.1 8.10 2 62.8 % 1,660,757 0.06 % 4,079,480,606 122
1970 2,133,526 4.24 % 80,044 9,600 17.0 7.99 1 49.7 % 1,059,737 0.06 % 3,700,437,046 126
1965 1,733,306 3.66 % 56,978 9,178 18.5 7.30 1 33.7 % 583,541 0.05 % 3,339,583,597 132
1960 1,448,417 3.07 % 40,612 9,204 19.3 7.20 1 27.3 % 395,754 0.05 % 3,034,949,748 132
1955 1,245,358 2.06 % 24,169 0 19.8 7.14 1 23.2 % 289,027 0.04 % 2,773,019,936 132
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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Libya 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 PopulationLibya
Global Rank
2020 6,871,292 1.37 % 90,595 -1,999 28.8 2.25 4 78.2 % 5,375,771 0.09 % 7,794,798,739 108
2025 7,267,721 1.13 % 79,286 -1,999 30.5 2.25 4 79.5 % 5,780,434 0.09 % 8,184,437,460 107
2030 7,606,415 0.92 % 67,739 -1,999 32.1 2.25 4 80.7 % 6,140,466 0.09 % 8,548,487,400 107
2035 7,896,597 0.75 % 58,036 -1,999 33.7 2.25 4 81.8 % 6,460,474 0.09 % 8,887,524,213 107
2040 8,150,993 0.64 % 50,879 -1,999 35.1 2.25 5 82.8 % 6,745,930 0.09 % 9,198,847,240 108
2045 8,365,854 0.52 % 42,972 -1,999 36.7 2.25 5 83.6 % 6,992,221 0.09 % 9,481,803,274 108
2050 8,525,414 0.38 % 31,912   38.3 2.25 5 84.3 % 7,184,097 0.09 % 9,735,033,990 110
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).

Libya Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Libya
Life Expectancy
73.44 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
9.0
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
10.9
(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)
3,468,737 50.48% 3,402,550 49.52% 6,871,292 1.02

Population Pyramid for Libya (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
0-14 979,938 51.33% 929,232 48.67% 1,909,170 27.78%
15-24 563,629 51.05% 540,547 48.95% 1,104,176 16.07%
25-54 1,586,402 50.56% 1,551,408 49.44% 3,137,810 45.67%
55-64 198,372 48.48% 210,779 51.52% 409,151 5.95%
65+ 140,396 45.15% 170,584 54.85% 310,980 4.53%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 1,909,170 27.78% 41.0
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 4,651,137 67.69% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 310,980 4.53% 6.7
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
2,220,150 32.31% 47.7

Main Cities by Population in Libya

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Tripoli 1,150,989
2 Benghazi 650,629
3 Misratah 386,120
4 Tarhuna 210,697
5 Al Khums 201,943
6 Az Zawiyah 200,000
7 Zawiya 186,123
8 Ajdabiya 134,358
9 Al Ajaylat 130,546
10 Sabha 130,000
11 Sirte 128,123
12 Al Jadid 126,386
13 Tobruk 121,052
14 Zliten 109,972
15 Sabratah 102,038
16 Tagiura 100,000
17 Al Marj 85,315
18 Gharyan 85,219
19 Darnah 78,782
20 Al Bayda' 74,594
21 Yafran 67,638
22 Bani Walid 46,350
23 At Taj 46,050
24 Zuwarah 45,000
25 Murzuq 43,732
26 Ubari 42,975
27 Brak 39,444
28 Zintan 33,000
29 Al Abyar 32,563
30 Waddan 27,590
31 Nalut 26,256
32 Mizdah 26,107
33 Surman 25,235
34 Al Qubbah 24,631
35 Ghat 24,347
36 Masallatah 23,702
37 Tukrah 23,164
38 Az Zuwaytinah 21,015
39 Hun 18,878
40 Zaltan 17,700
41 Al Jawf 17,320
42 Qaryat Suluq 15,543

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Libya (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 Libya 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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