Qatar Population (LIVE)

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Qatar Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Qatar is 2,729,649 as of Wednesday, February 21, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Qatar 2023 population is estimated at 2,716,391 people at mid year.
  • Qatar population is equivalent to 0.03% of the total world population.
  • Qatar ranks number 143 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Qatar is 234 per Km2 (606 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 11,610 Km2 (4,483 sq. miles)
  • 100% of the population is urban (2,716,391 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Qatar is 33.8 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 Qatar (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationQatar
Global Rank
2024 2,737,061 0.76 % 20,670 0 34.0 1.76 236 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 8,118,835,999 142
2023 2,716,391 0.79 % 21,269 0 33.8 1.77 234 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 8,045,311,447 143
2022 2,695,122 0.26 % 6,887 0 33.6 1.78 232 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 7,975,105,156 143
2020 2,760,385 -1.67 % -46,850 -163,999 32.0 1.82 238 N.A. N.A. 0.04 % 7,840,952,880 142
2015 2,414,573 7.10 % 140,214 178,133 30.2 1.86 208 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 7,426,597,537 142
2010 1,713,504 15.09 % 172,959 64,531 30.0 2.09 148 N.A. N.A. 0.02 % 6,985,603,105 149
2005 848,710 5.61 % 40,555 106,609 29.6 2.58 73 99.2 % 842,340 0.01 % 6,558,176,119 160
2000 645,937 4.63 % 26,16122,039 28.8 3.23 56 88.3 % 570,417 0.01 % 6,148,898,975 163
1995 515,133 3.12 % 14,692 4,893 28.1 3.57 44 94.7 % 487,771 0.01 % 5,743,219,454 165
1990 441,675 3.84 % 15,161 5,021 26.7 4.18 38 N.A. N.A. 0.01 % 5,316,175,862 165
1985 365,868 5.69 % 17,684 8,632 26.0 4.73 32 91.4 % 334,343 0.01 % 4,861,730,613 168
1980 277,450 7.30 % 16,481 9,672 22.4 5.51 24 72.1 % 199,973 0.01 % 4,444,007,706 172
1975 195,043 10.57 % 15,407 10,070 19.8 6.10 17 74.9 % 146,177 0.00 % 4,069,437,231 177
1970 118,007 12.72 % 10,633 10,398 22.6 6.48 10 82.0 % 96,760 0.00 % 3,695,390,336 182
1965 64,843 12.25 % 5,692 5,082 21.5 6.72 6 98.9 % 64,100 0.00 % 3,337,111,983 202
1960 36,385 4.88 % 1,543 1,586 17.0 6.65 3 N.A. N.A. 0.00 % 3,019,233,434 200
1955 28,668 3.37 % 876 38 16.7 6.60 2 N.A. N.A. 0.00 % 2,746,072,141 202
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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Qatar Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationQatar
Global Rank
2025 2,757,220 -0.02 % -633 0 34.2 1.75 237 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 8,191,988,453 143
2030 2,855,291 0.70 % 19,614 0 34.8 1.72 246 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 8,546,141,327 141
2035 2,962,241 0.74 % 21,390 0 34.8 1.70 255 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 8,879,397,401 142
2040 3,088,149 0.84 % 25,182 0 34.2 1.67 266 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 9,188,250,492 139
2045 3,225,544 0.87 % 27,479 0 34.4 1.67 278 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 9,467,543,575 139
2050 3,358,454 0.81 % 26,582   34.8 1.66 289 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 9,709,491,761 138
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).

Qatar Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Qatar
Life Expectancy
81.73 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
4.8
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
5.8
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Qatar

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Doha 344,939
2 Ar Rayyan 272,465
3 Umm Salal Muhammad 29,391
4 Al Wakrah 26,436
5 Al Khawr 18,923

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Qatar (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 Qatar 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.