Mali Population (LIVE)

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Mali Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Mali is 23,771,048 as of Saturday, March 2, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Mali 2023 population is estimated at 23,293,698 people at mid year.
  • Mali population is equivalent to 0.29% of the total world population.
  • Mali ranks number 58 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Mali is 19 per Km2 (49 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,220,190 Km2 (471,118 sq. miles)
  • 43.9 % of the population is urban (10,232,281 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Mali is 15.3 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 Mali (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMali
Global Rank
2024 24,015,789 3.10 % 722,091 -39,998 15.4 5.71 20 44.6 % 10,703,771 0.30 % 8,118,835,999 58
2023 23,293,698 3.10 % 700,108 -39,998 15.3 5.79 19 43.9 % 10,232,281 0.29 % 8,045,311,447 58
2022 22,593,590 3.14 % 688,607 -39,998 15.2 5.87 19 43.3 % 9,775,868 0.28 % 7,975,105,156 59
2020 21,224,040 3.19 % 656,616 -14,978 15.0 6.04 17 42.0 % 8,906,636 0.27 % 7,840,952,880 60
2015 18,112,907 3.13 % 516,745 -48,947 14.8 6.39 15 38.6 % 6,985,593 0.24 % 7,426,597,537 62
2010 15,529,181 3.33 % 469,726 -34,523 15.3 6.58 13 34.9 % 5,426,927 0.22 % 6,985,603,105 65
2005 13,180,551 3.24 % 388,290 -17,436 15.5 6.72 11 31.1 % 4,103,334 0.20 % 6,558,176,119 67
2000 11,239,101 2.53 % 263,601-17,423 15.4 6.87 9 27.7 % 3,110,018 0.18 % 6,148,898,975 69
1995 9,921,094 2.09 % 195,214 -67,932 15.2 6.99 8 24.7 % 2,450,930 0.17 % 5,743,219,454 76
1990 8,945,026 1.79 % 151,475 -68,856 15.4 7.25 7 22.1 % 1,974,293 0.17 % 5,316,175,862 75
1985 8,187,651 2.12 % 163,014 -63,524 16.2 7.21 7 20.1 % 1,645,712 0.17 % 4,861,730,613 74
1980 7,372,581 1.97 % 137,058 -30,239 17.0 7.33 6 17.8 % 1,310,570 0.17 % 4,444,007,706 75
1975 6,687,293 1.68 % 106,741 -26,632 17.8 7.24 5 15.7 % 1,052,952 0.16 % 4,069,437,231 76
1970 6,153,587 1.45 % 85,441 -17,521 18.3 7.18 5 13.9 % 852,497 0.17 % 3,695,390,336 74
1965 5,726,382 1.38 % 75,918 -13,693 18.6 7.08 5 12.3 % 702,069 0.17 % 3,337,111,983 68
1960 5,346,792 1.29 % 66,422 -10,332 18.7 7.00 4 10.9 % 582,508 0.18 % 3,019,233,434 70
1955 5,014,680 1.33 % 63,953 -9,845 19.1 6.94 4 9.6 % 482,207 0.18 % 2,746,072,141 68
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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Mali Population Forecast

-39,998
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMali
Global Rank
2025 24,758,658 3.13 % 706,924 -39,998 15.5 5.63 20 45.2 % 11,190,626 0.30 % 8,191,988,453 58
2030 28,712,294 3.01 % 790,727 -39,998 16.1 5.14 24 48.2 % 13,849,850 0.34 % 8,546,141,327 56
2035 33,051,142 2.85 % 867,770 -39,998 16.9 4.68 27 51.0 % 16,846,185 0.37 % 8,879,397,401 55
2040 37,687,790 2.66 % 927,330 -39,998 17.8 4.21 31 53.6 % 20,182,154 0.41 % 9,188,250,492 51
2045 42,526,196 2.45 % 967,681 -39,998 18.7 3.83 35 56.1 % 23,856,107 0.45 % 9,467,543,575 49
2050 47,439,802 2.21 % 982,721   19.9 3.44 39 58.7 % 27,825,131 0.49 % 9,709,491,761 44
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).

Mali Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Mali
Life Expectancy
60.03 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
53.8
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
86.2
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Mali

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Bamako 1,297,281
2 Sikasso 144,786
3 Mopti 108,456
4 Koutiala 99,353
5 Segou 92,552
6 Gao 87,000
7 Kayes 78,406
8 Markala 53,738
9 Kolokani 48,774
10 Kati 42,922
11 Bougouni 35,450
12 Timbuktu 32,460
13 Banamba 30,591
14 Bafoulabe 26,823
15 San 24,811
16 Koulikoro 23,919
17 Djenne 22,382
18 Yorosso 17,447
19 Kangaba 17,232
20 Sagalo 15,830

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Mali (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 Mali 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.