Nepal Population (LIVE)

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Nepal Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Nepal is 28,807,993 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Nepal 2019 population is estimated at 28,608,710 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Nepal population is equivalent to 0.37% of the total world population.
  • Nepal ranks number 49 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Nepal is 200 per Km2 (517 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 143,350 Km2 (55,348 sq. miles)
  • 21.1 % of the population is urban (6,034,147 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Nepal is 22.7 years.

Population of Nepal (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNepal
Global Rank
2019 28,608,710 1.83 % 512,996 41,710 22.7 2.24 200 21.1 % 6,034,147 0.37 % 7,713,468,100 49
2018 28,095,714 1.68 % 463,033 41,710 22.7 2.24 196 20.8 % 5,847,671 0.37 % 7,631,091,040 50
2017 27,632,681 1.35 % 369,248 41,710 22.7 2.24 193 20.5 % 5,666,428 0.37 % 7,547,858,925 50
2016 27,263,433 0.92 % 248,402 41,710 22.7 2.24 190 20.1 % 5,489,899 0.37 % 7,464,022,049 49
2015 27,015,031 0.00 % 364 -408,048 22.2 2.32 188 19.7 % 5,317,799 0.37 % 7,379,797,139 49
2010 27,013,212 0.97 % 253,742 -194,316 21.7 2.81 188 16.8 % 4,531,339 0.39 % 6,956,823,603 46
2005 25,744,500 1.46 % 360,678 -154,505 20.2 3.49 180 15.1 % 3,884,136 0.39 % 6,541,907,027 43
2000 23,941,110 2.10 % 473,008-92,941 19.3 4.41 167 13.3 % 3,180,501 0.39 % 6,143,493,823 41
1995 21,576,071 2.68 % 534,119 15,213 19.0 4.97 151 10.8 % 2,328,505 0.38 % 5,744,212,979 43
1990 18,905,478 2.32 % 409,434 -43,281 18.7 5.33 132 8.8 % 1,660,139 0.35 % 5,327,231,061 44
1985 16,858,310 2.34 % 368,382 -20,229 19.0 5.62 118 7.3 % 1,235,180 0.35 % 4,870,921,740 44
1980 15,016,402 2.27 % 319,207 -8,200 19.3 5.80 105 6.0 % 907,698 0.34 % 4,458,003,514 44
1975 13,420,369 2.14 % 269,149 -1,160 19.4 5.87 94 4.8 % 643,695 0.33 % 4,079,480,606 46
1970 12,074,626 1.93 % 220,343 -4,215 19.2 5.96 84 3.9 % 474,634 0.33 % 3,700,437,046 45
1965 10,972,912 1.66 % 173,572 -14,000 19.5 5.96 77 3.7 % 407,893 0.33 % 3,339,583,597 40
1960 10,105,050 1.64 % 157,627 -16,046 19.9 5.96 70 3.5 % 350,230 0.33 % 3,034,949,748 41
1955 9,316,916 1.89 % 166,718 -8,112 20.2 5.96 65 3.0 % 283,756 0.34 % 2,773,019,936 40
: 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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Nepal Population Forecast

-62,017
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNepal
Global Rank
2020 29,136,808 1.52 % 424,355 41,710 24.6 1.93 203 21.4 % 6,226,233 0.37 % 7,794,798,739 49
2025 31,757,446 1.74 % 524,128 154,353 27.7 1.93 222 22.9 % 7,265,589 0.39 % 8,184,437,460 49
2030 33,389,536 1.01 % 326,418 14,392 30.3 1.93 233 25.2 % 8,407,931 0.39 % 8,548,487,400 52
2035 34,299,617 0.54 % 182,016 -62,361 32.8 1.93 239 28.1 % 9,622,950 0.39 % 8,887,524,213 54
2040 34,889,292 0.34 % 117,935 -62,362 35.4 1.93 243 31.2 % 10,883,768 0.38 % 9,198,847,240 54
2045 35,220,641 0.19 % 66,270 -62,217 37.8 1.93 246 34.6 % 12,181,771 0.37 % 9,481,803,274 55
2050 35,323,921 0.06 % 20,656   40.1 1.93 246 38.2 % 13,496,018 0.36 % 9,735,033,990 57
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Nepal Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Nepal
Life Expectancy
71.74 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
23.4
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
27.7
(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)
13,348,435 45.81% 15,788,373 54.19% 29,136,808 0.85

Population Pyramid for Nepal (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 4,245,701 50.58% 4,148,531 49.42% 8,394,232 28.81%
15-24 3,141,112 49.00% 3,269,293 51.00% 6,410,405 22.00%
25-54 4,322,662 40.15% 6,443,974 59.85% 10,766,636 36.95%
55-64 867,716 46.47% 999,684 53.53% 1,867,400 6.41%
65+ 771,244 45.42% 926,891 54.58% 1,698,135 5.83%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 8,394,232 28.81% 44.1
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 19,044,441 65.36% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 1,698,135 5.83% 8.9
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
10,092,367 34.64% 53.0

Main Cities by Population in Nepal

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Kathmandu 1,442,271
2 Pokhara 200,000
3 Patan 183,310
4 Biratnagar 182,324
5 Birganj 133,238
6 Dharan 108,600
7 Bharatpur 107,157
8 Janakpur 93,767
9 Dhangadhi 92,294
10 Butwal 91,733
11 Mahendranagar 88,381
12 Hetauda 84,775
13 Madhyapur Thimi 83,036
14 Triyuga 71,405
15 Inaruwa 70,093
16 Nepalgunj 64,400
17 Siddharthanagar 63,367
18 Gulariya 53,107
19 Titahari 47,984
20 Panauti 46,595
21 Tikapur 44,758
22 Kirtipur 44,632
23 Tulsipur 39,058
24 Rajbiraj 33,061
25 Lahan 31,495
26 Birendranagar 31,381
27 Panauti 27,602
28 Gaur 27,325
29 Siraha 24,657
30 Tansen 23,693
31 Jaleshwar 23,573
32 Dipayal 23,416
33 Baglung 23,296
34 Khanbari 22,903
35 Dhankuta 22,084
36 Walin 21,867
37 Dailekh 20,908
38 Malangawa 20,284
39 Bhadrapur 19,523
40 Dadeldhura 19,014
41 Darchula 18,317
42 Ilam 17,491
43 Banepa 17,153
44 Dhulikhel 16,263

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Nepal (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 Nepal 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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