Pakistan Population (LIVE)

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Pakistan Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Pakistan is 245,087,231 as of Monday, June 24, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Pakistan 2023 population is estimated at 240,485,658 people at mid year.
  • Pakistan population is equivalent to 2.99% of the total world population.
  • Pakistan ranks number 5 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Pakistan is 312 per Km2 (808 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 770,880 Km2 (297,638 sq. miles)
  • 34.7 % of the population is urban (83,500,516 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Pakistan is 20.6 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 Pakistan (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationPakistan
Global Rank
2024 245,209,815 1.96 % 4,724,157 -165,988 20.9 3.28 318 34.9 % 85,615,064 3.02 % 8,118,835,999 5
2023 240,485,658 1.98 % 4,660,796 -165,988 20.6 3.35 312 34.7 % 83,500,516 2.99 % 8,045,311,447 5
2022 235,824,862 1.91 % 4,422,745 -165,988 20.4 3.41 306 34.5 % 81,432,849 2.96 % 7,975,105,156 5
2020 227,196,741 1.75 % 3,903,461 -588,736 20.0 3.56 295 34.1 % 77,437,729 2.90 % 7,840,952,880 5
2015 210,969,298 1.64 % 3,302,960 -2,172,159 19.4 3.90 274 32.3 % 68,226,783 2.84 % 7,426,597,537 5
2010 194,454,498 2.20 % 4,016,480 -431,891 18.8 4.30 252 30.7 % 59,691,513 2.78 % 6,985,603,105 6
2005 174,372,098 2.47 % 4,000,435 -632,467 17.9 4.64 226 30.0 % 52,301,807 2.66 % 6,558,176,119 6
2000 154,369,924 3.01 % 4,250,490940,739 17.2 5.26 200 29.6 % 45,687,389 2.51 % 6,148,898,975 6
1995 133,117,476 2.90 % 3,540,681 296,208 16.7 5.89 173 29.4 % 39,104,110 2.32 % 5,743,219,454 7
1990 115,414,069 3.51 % 3,658,503 30,184 17.1 6.36 150 28.5 % 32,923,693 2.17 % 5,316,175,862 8
1985 97,121,552 3.79 % 3,299,499 282,435 17.4 6.59 126 27.9 % 27,060,895 2.00 % 4,861,730,613 8
1980 80,624,057 3.43 % 2,499,412 1,078,233 17.2 6.73 105 27.2 % 21,910,455 1.81 % 4,444,007,706 9
1975 68,126,999 2.82 % 1,767,225 -3,437 16.8 6.81 88 25.8 % 17,592,808 1.67 % 4,069,437,231 10
1970 59,290,872 2.72 % 1,489,849 -116,631 17.2 6.80 77 24.3 % 14,416,426 1.60 % 3,695,390,336 10
1965 51,841,626 2.44 % 1,177,480 -124,241 18.0 6.80 67 23.1 % 11,954,323 1.55 % 3,337,111,983 13
1960 45,954,226 2.30 % 986,220 0 18.4 6.80 60 21.6 % 9,926,658 1.52 % 3,019,233,434 12
1955 41,023,128 1.71 % 665,373 0 18.6 6.80 53 19.4 % 7,968,418 1.49 % 2,746,072,141 13
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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Pakistan Population Forecast

-165,988
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationPakistan
Global Rank
2025 249,948,885 1.93 % 4,550,429 -165,988 21.1 3.23 324 35.1 % 87,777,053 3.05 % 8,191,988,453 5
2030 274,029,836 1.86 % 4,816,190 -165,988 22.3 3.01 355 36.3 % 99,359,685 3.21 % 8,546,141,327 5
2035 298,432,780 1.72 % 4,880,589 -165,988 23.6 2.82 387 37.7 % 112,484,070 3.36 % 8,879,397,401 5
2040 322,595,767 1.57 % 4,832,597 -165,988 24.9 2.66 418 39.5 % 127,361,588 3.51 % 9,188,250,492 4
2045 345,818,945 1.40 % 4,644,636 -165,988 26.1 2.54 449 41.5 % 143,649,422 3.65 % 9,467,543,575 5
2050 367,808,468 1.24 % 4,397,905   27.3 2.41 477 43.6 % 160,228,128 3.79 % 9,709,491,761 5
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).

Pakistan Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Pakistan
Life Expectancy
67.34 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
51.3
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
62.4
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Pakistan

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Karachi 11,624,219
2 Lahore 6,310,888
3 Faisalabad 2,506,595
4 Rawalpindi 1,743,101
5 Multan 1,437,230
6 Hyderabad 1,386,330
7 Gujranwala 1,384,471
8 Peshawar 1,218,773
9 Rahim Yar Khan 788,915
10 Quetta 733,675
11 Muzaffarabad 725,000
12 Battagram 700,000
13 Kotli 640,000
14 Islamabad 601,600
15 Bahawalpur 552,607
16 Sargodha 542,603
17 Sialkot 477,396
18 Sukkur 417,767
19 Larkana 364,033
20 Shekhupura 361,303
21 Bhimbar 342,900
22 Jhang Sadr 341,210
23 Gujrat 301,506
24 Mardan 300,424
25 Malir Cantonment 300,000
26 Kasur 290,643
27 Mingora 279,914
28 Dera Ghazi Khan 236,093
29 Sahiwal 235,695
30 Nawabshah 229,504
31 Okara 223,648
32 Mirpur Khas 215,657
33 Chiniot 201,781
34 Shahkot 200,000
35 Kamoke 199,531
36 Saddiqabad 189,876
37 Burewala 183,915
38 Jacobabad 170,588
39 Muzaffargarh 165,192
40 Muridke 164,246
41 Jhelum 164,080
42 Shikarpur 156,901
43 Hafizabad 153,656
44 Kohat 151,427
45 Khanpur 142,426
46 Khuzdar 141,227
47 Dadu 139,784
48 Gojra 139,726
49 Mandi Bahauddin 129,733
50 Tando Allahyar 127,202
51 Daska Kalan 126,924
52 Pakpattan 126,706
53 Bahawalnagar 126,700
54 Bahawalnagar 126,617
55 Tando Adam 125,598
56 Khairpur Mir's 124,602
57 Chishtian 122,199
58 Abbottabad 120,000
59 Jaranwala 119,785
60 Ahmadpur East 116,579
61 Vihari 112,840
62 Kamalia 112,426
63 Kot Addu 104,217
64 Khushab 102,793
65 Wazirabad 102,444
66 Dera Ismail Khan 101,616
67 Chakwal 101,200
68 Swabi 97,363
69 Lodhran 97,249
70 Nowshera Cantonment 96,766

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Notes

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

The Population of Pakistan (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 Pakistan 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.