Mali Population (LIVE)

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Mali Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Mali is 19,832,450 as of Friday, October 18, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Mali 2019 population is estimated at 19,658,031 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Mali population is equivalent to 0.25% of the total world population.
  • Mali ranks number 60 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Mali is 16 per Km2 (42 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,220,190 Km2 (471,118 sq. miles)
  • 43.2 % of the population is urban (8,493,036 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Mali is 16.0 years.

Population of Mali (2019 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
2019 19,658,031 3.04 % 580,282 -40,000 16.0 6.26 16 43.2 % 8,493,036 0.25 % 7,713,468,100 60
2018 19,077,749 3.05 % 565,319 -40,000 16.0 6.26 16 42.4 % 8,093,320 0.25 % 7,631,091,040 61
2017 18,512,430 3.04 % 546,987 -40,000 16.0 6.26 15 41.6 % 7,708,268 0.25 % 7,547,858,925 61
2016 17,965,443 3.02 % 526,665 -40,000 16.0 6.26 15 40.9 % 7,338,892 0.24 % 7,464,022,049 62
2015 17,438,778 2.99 % 477,885 -60,490 16.0 6.35 14 40.1 % 6,985,593 0.24 % 7,379,797,139 64
2010 15,049,353 3.33 % 454,767 -20,165 16.2 6.70 12 36.1 % 5,426,927 0.22 % 6,956,823,603 65
2005 12,775,516 3.14 % 365,814 -13,422 16.5 6.85 10 32.1 % 4,103,334 0.20 % 6,541,907,027 68
2000 10,946,445 2.69 % 272,158-28,390 16.6 6.95 9 28.4 % 3,110,018 0.18 % 6,143,493,823 72
1995 9,585,653 2.55 % 227,148 -34,698 16.5 7.15 8 25.6 % 2,450,930 0.17 % 5,744,212,979 77
1990 8,449,913 1.53 % 123,605 -98,796 16.5 7.15 7 23.4 % 1,974,293 0.16 % 5,327,231,061 79
1985 7,831,889 2.01 % 148,353 -43,613 17.4 7.15 6 21.0 % 1,645,712 0.16 % 4,870,921,740 76
1980 7,090,126 1.81 % 121,570 -35,000 17.9 7.15 6 18.5 % 1,310,570 0.16 % 4,458,003,514 77
1975 6,482,278 1.73 % 106,647 -19,117 18.5 7.15 5 16.2 % 1,052,952 0.16 % 4,079,480,606 75
1970 5,949,045 1.33 % 76,112 -19,647 18.8 7.10 5 14.3 % 852,497 0.16 % 3,700,437,046 74
1965 5,568,484 1.13 % 60,950 -14,049 19.3 7.00 5 12.6 % 702,069 0.17 % 3,339,583,597 69
1960 5,263,733 1.13 % 57,667 -9,814 19.5 6.95 4 11.1 % 582,508 0.17 % 3,034,949,748 71
1955 4,975,398 1.11 % 53,394 -7,006 20.1 6.95 4 9.7 % 482,207 0.18 % 2,773,019,936 69
: 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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Mali Population Forecast

-40,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMali
Global Rank
2020 20,250,833 3.04 % 562,411 -40,000 16.3 5.92 17 44.0 % 8,906,636 0.26 % 7,794,798,739 60
2025 23,415,891 2.95 % 633,012 -40,000 17.0 5.92 19 47.8 % 11,190,626 0.29 % 8,184,437,460 59
2030 26,957,396 2.86 % 708,301 -40,000 17.8 5.92 22 51.4 % 13,849,850 0.32 % 8,548,487,400 58
2035 30,819,218 2.71 % 772,364 -40,000 18.6 5.92 25 54.7 % 16,846,185 0.35 % 8,887,524,213 56
2040 34,938,568 2.54 % 823,870 -40,000 19.4 5.92 29 57.8 % 20,182,154 0.38 % 9,198,847,240 56
2045 39,212,640 2.34 % 854,814 -40,000 20.4 5.92 32 60.8 % 23,856,107 0.41 % 9,481,803,274 51
2050 43,585,530 2.14 % 874,578   21.5 5.92 36 63.8 % 27,825,131 0.45 % 9,735,033,990 49
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Mali Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Mali
Life Expectancy
60.54 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
57.2
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
91.9
(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)
10,145,174 50.10% 10,105,660 49.90% 20,250,833 1.00

Population Pyramid for Mali (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 4,839,978 50.84% 4,679,393 49.16% 9,519,371 47.01%
15-24 2,036,883 50.59% 1,989,500 49.41% 4,026,383 19.88%
25-54 2,755,980 49.54% 2,807,502 50.46% 5,563,482 27.47%
55-64 291,692 45.58% 348,264 54.42% 639,956 3.16%
65+ 220,641 43.98% 281,001 56.02% 501,642 2.48%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 9,519,371 47.01% 93.1
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 10,229,821 50.52% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 501,642 2.48% 4.9
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
10,021,013 49.48% 98.0

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

The Population of Mali (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 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.

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