Northern Africa Population (LIVE)

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Northern Africa Population (1950 - 2023)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Countries in Northern Africa

CountryPopulation (2023)
Egypt112,716,598
Sudan48,109,006
Algeria45,606,480
Morocco37,840,044
Tunisia12,458,223
Libya6,888,388
Western Sahara587,259
  • The current population of Northern Africa is 268,356,797 as of Monday, June 24, 2024, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Northern Africa population is equivalent to 3.28% of the total world population.
  • Northern Africa ranks number 3 in Africa among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Northern Africa is 34 per Km2 (88 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 7,769,438 Km2 (2,999,796 sq. miles)
  • 0 % of the population is urban (0 people in 2023).
  • The median age in Northern Africa is 0.0years.

Population of Northern Africa (2023 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationNorthern Africa's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNorthern Africa
Rank within
Africa
2023 264,205,998 nan % 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 32 0 % 0 3.3 % 7,840,952,880 3
2020 251,417,771 1.78 % 4,393,953 -54,429 23.8 3.33 32 51.3 % 129,068,218 3.2 % 7,840,952,880 3
2015 228,360,426 1.97 % 4,249,305 -173,300 23.7 3.39 29 50.7 % 115,704,575 3.3 % 7,426,597,537 3
2010 207,113,902 1.89 % 3,708,781 -461,400 22.8 3.24 27 49.8 % 103,079,479 3.2 % 6,985,603,105 3
2005 188,569,997 1.82 % 3,250,467 -178,900 21.4 3.12 24 49.1 % 92,681,581 3.1 % 6,558,176,119 3
2000 172,317,661 1.91 % 3,109,507 -169,900 19.9 3.32 22 48.4 % 83,357,110 3.0 % 6,148,898,975 3
1995 156,770,125 2.11 % 3,104,037 -237,800 18.5 3.85 20 47.7 % 74,810,928 2.9 % 5,743,219,454 3
1990 141,249,940 2.42 % 3,183,665 -337,100 17.7 4.58 18 45.7 % 64,574,403 2.9 % 5,316,175,862 3
1985 125,331,616 2.93 % 3,366,800 -180,600 17.2 5.43 16 43 % 53,937,772 2.8 % 4,861,730,613 3
1980 108,497,614 3.03 % 3,009,338 163,200 16.8 6.00 14 41 % 44,497,683 2.7 % 4,444,007,706 3
1975 93,450,924 2.6 % 2,252,103 282,900 16.5 6.35 12 39.7 % 37,113,480 2.5 % 4,069,437,231 3
1970 82,190,409 2.54 % 1,937,492 -151,200 16.4 6.65 11 37.5 % 30,790,827 2.5 % 3,695,390,336 3
1965 72,502,950 2.47 % 1,664,486 -221,200 16.6 6.88 9 22 % 15,926,233 2.4 % 3,337,111,983 3
1960 64,180,518 2.49 % 1,487,875 -125,400 17.2 6.93 8 31.2 % 20,018,757 2.3 % 3,019,233,434 3
1955 56,741,143 2.54 % 1,336,748 -54,700 18.3 6.91 7 28.1 % 15,926,233 2.3 % 2,746,072,141 3

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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Northern Africa Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationNorthern Africa's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNorthern Africa
Rank within
Africa
2025 272,696,988 1.64 % 4,255,843 -90,400 25.1 2.91 35 52.4 % 143,026,180 3.5 % 8,191,988,453 3
2030 293,320,809 1.47 % 4,124,764 -90,400 25.8 2.74 38 53.8 % 157,848,576 3.6 % 8,546,141,327 3
2035 313,695,289 1.35 % 4,074,896 -90,400 26.8 2.61 40 55.5 % 174,104,402 3.5 % 8,879,397,401 3
2040 334,295,615 1.28 % 4,120,065 -90,400 27.9 2.49 43 57.4 % 192,031,674 3.8 % 9,188,250,492 3
2045 354,492,360 1.18 % 4,039,349 -90,400 29.3 2.39 46 59.6 % 211,178,767 3.9 % 9,467,543,575 4
2050 373,587,082 1.05 % 3,818,944 -90,400 30.6 2.33 48 61.7 % 230,583,923 3.9 % 9,709,491,761 4
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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Notes

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

The Population of Northern Africa (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 sub-region 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. 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 countries within Northern Africa, 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.

Northern Africa's Share of World Pop: Total population 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.

Rank within Africa: Position held by Northern Africa in the list of all regions within Africa ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

See also