Niger Population (LIVE)

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Niger Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Niger is 23,645,528 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Niger 2019 population is estimated at 23,310,715 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Niger population is equivalent to 0.3% of the total world population.
  • Niger ranks number 57 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Niger is 18 per Km2 (48 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,266,700 Km2 (489,075 sq. miles)
  • 16.4 % of the population is urban (3,828,158 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Niger is 15.0 years.

Population of Niger (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNiger
Global Rank
2019 23,310,715 3.87 % 867,893 4,000 15.0 7.27 18 16.4 % 3,828,158 0.30 % 7,713,468,100 57
2018 22,442,822 3.89 % 840,440 4,000 15.0 7.27 18 16.3 % 3,664,692 0.29 % 7,631,091,040 57
2017 21,602,382 3.91 % 813,584 4,000 15.0 7.27 17 16.3 % 3,511,445 0.29 % 7,547,858,925 57
2016 20,788,798 3.94 % 787,135 4,000 15.0 7.27 16 16.2 % 3,367,638 0.28 % 7,464,022,049 58
2015 20,001,663 3.97 % 707,528 3,782 14.9 7.35 16 16.2 % 3,232,583 0.27 % 7,379,797,139 58
2010 16,464,025 3.86 % 567,912 -4,000 15.0 7.55 13 16.2 % 2,664,321 0.24 % 6,956,823,603 62
2005 13,624,467 3.75 % 458,582 -1,899 15.4 7.65 11 16.2 % 2,211,934 0.21 % 6,541,907,027 64
2000 11,331,557 3.61 % 368,254-1,989 15.9 7.70 9 16.2 % 1,837,604 0.18 % 6,143,493,823 68
1995 9,490,288 3.41 % 292,739 -536 16.0 7.75 7 15.8 % 1,494,849 0.17 % 5,744,212,979 78
1990 8,026,591 3.02 % 222,119 -15,583 15.8 7.80 6 15.3 % 1,231,448 0.15 % 5,327,231,061 82
1985 6,915,997 2.92 % 185,399 -18,589 15.7 7.90 5 14.5 % 1,005,293 0.14 % 4,870,921,740 83
1980 5,989,004 2.93 % 160,813 -3,628 16.0 7.75 5 13.4 % 805,091 0.13 % 4,458,003,514 85
1975 5,184,941 2.83 % 134,859 -2,753 15.7 7.60 4 11.4 % 592,068 0.13 % 4,079,480,606 84
1970 4,510,644 2.88 % 119,305 -2,309 15.6 7.55 4 8.8 % 396,646 0.12 % 3,700,437,046 89
1965 3,914,117 2.92 % 105,071 -2,309 15.6 7.50 3 6.8 % 266,487 0.12 % 3,339,583,597 93
1960 3,388,764 2.77 % 86,645 -5,025 15.8 7.40 3 5.8 % 196,327 0.11 % 3,034,949,748 93
1955 2,955,541 2.92 % 79,168 1,000 15.6 7.30 2 5.3 % 156,807 0.11 % 2,773,019,936 93
: 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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Niger Population Forecast

1,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNiger
Global Rank
2020 24,206,644 3.89 % 840,996 4,000 15.2 6.95 19 16.5 % 4,002,638 0.31 % 7,794,798,739 56
2025 29,125,520 3.77 % 983,775 1,000 15.6 6.95 23 17.4 % 5,067,678 0.36 % 8,184,437,460 54
2030 34,846,020 3.65 % 1,144,100 1,000 16.1 6.95 28 18.8 % 6,542,045 0.41 % 8,548,487,400 50
2035 41,396,373 3.51 % 1,310,071 1,000 16.7 6.95 33 20.7 % 8,580,995 0.47 % 8,887,524,213 43
2040 48,745,855 3.32 % 1,469,896 1,000 17.4 6.95 38 23.3 % 11,378,032 0.53 % 9,198,847,240 38
2045 56,837,126 3.12 % 1,618,254 1,000 18.2 6.95 45 26.4 % 14,980,634 0.60 % 9,481,803,274 36
2050 65,593,043 2.91 % 1,751,183   19.0 6.95 52 29.7 % 19,464,442 0.67 % 9,735,033,990 32
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Niger Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Niger
Life Expectancy
63.62 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
39.3
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
72.0
(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)
12,170,165 50.28% 12,036,471 49.72% 24,206,644 1.01

Population Pyramid for Niger (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 6,118,475 50.89% 5,905,441 49.11% 12,023,916 49.67%
15-24 2,402,920 50.89% 2,319,177 49.11% 4,722,097 19.51%
25-54 2,905,953 48.60% 3,073,601 51.40% 5,979,554 24.70%
55-64 435,429 51.07% 417,215 48.93% 852,644 3.52%
65+ 307,388 48.91% 321,037 51.09% 628,425 2.60%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 12,023,916 49.67% 104.1
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 11,554,295 47.73% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 628,425 2.60% 5.4
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
12,652,341 52.27% 109.5

Main Cities by Population in Niger

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Niamey 774,235
2 Zinder 191,424
3 Maradi 163,487
4 Agadez 124,324
5 Alaghsas 88,561
6 Tahoua 80,425
7 Dosso 49,750
8 Birni N Konni 48,103
9 Tessaoua 35,775
10 Gaya 33,051
11 Dogondoutchi 31,767
12 Diffa 27,948
13 Ayorou 26,290
14 Madaoua 24,804
15 Mayahi 22,183
16 Tera 21,095
17 Mirriah 20,724
18 Tibiri 20,019
19 Dakoro 19,798
20 Magaria 19,419
21 Tillaberi 19,262
22 Nguigmi 17,897
23 Matamey 16,844
24 Illela 16,678
25 Tanout 15,204

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Niger (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 Niger 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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