Réunion Population (LIVE)

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Réunion Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Réunion is 987,899 as of Monday, April 22, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Réunion 2023 population is estimated at 981,796 people at mid year.
  • Réunion population is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world population.
  • Réunion ranks number 161 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Réunion is 393 per Km2 (1,017 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 2,500 Km2 (965 sq. miles)
  • 93.1 % of the population is urban (913,712 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Réunion is 34.2 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 Réunion (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationRéunion
Global Rank
2024 989,350 0.77 % 7,554 -630 34.3 2.18 396 93.0 % 920,201 0.01 % 8,118,835,999 161
2023 981,796 0.80 % 7,744 -630 34.2 2.20 393 93.1 % 913,712 0.01 % 8,045,311,447 161
2022 974,052 0.82 % 7,923 -630 34.0 2.22 390 93.1 % 907,082 0.01 % 7,975,105,156 161
2020 957,822 0.89 % 8,403 -423 33.7 2.29 383 93.3 % 893,481 0.01 % 7,840,952,880 161
2015 922,495 0.72 % 6,473 -6,150 32.3 2.45 369 93.0 % 857,659 0.01 % 7,426,597,537 161
2010 890,130 1.32 % 11,295 -4,790 30.3 2.37 356 91.9 % 818,067 0.01 % 6,985,603,105 162
2005 833,656 1.20 % 9,646 -2,528 28.8 2.49 333 91.4 % 762,323 0.01 % 6,558,176,119 161
2000 785,424 1.59 % 11,889-1,519 27.1 2.50 314 85.5 % 671,649 0.01 % 6,148,898,975 158
1995 725,978 1.96 % 13,397 2,246 25.4 2.27 290 79.9 % 580,045 0.01 % 5,743,219,454 159
1990 658,992 1.92 % 11,939 1,517 23.4 2.58 264 75.3 % 495,959 0.01 % 5,316,175,862 159
1985 599,299 1.67 % 9,525 689 21.1 2.68 240 63.3 % 379,443 0.01 % 4,861,730,613 160
1980 551,674 1.36 % 7,218 -2,505 19.0 3.13 221 49.4 % 272,356 0.01 % 4,444,007,706 160
1975 515,586 1.70 % 8,332 -2,547 17.1 3.68 206 41.8 % 215,529 0.01 % 4,069,437,231 159
1970 473,925 2.08 % 9,263 -827 16.1 4.47 190 40.6 % 192,488 0.01 % 3,695,390,336 158
1965 427,612 3.16 % 12,324 -3,264 15.6 6.25 171 34.9 % 149,095 0.01 % 3,337,111,983 160
1960 365,994 3.96 % 12,927 2,556 15.8 6.61 146 30.1 % 110,236 0.01 % 3,019,233,434 157
1955 301,358 3.87 % 10,412 2,438 17.3 6.69 121 27.0 % 81,450 0.01 % 2,746,072,141 160
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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Réunion 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 PopulationRéunion
Global Rank
2025 996,743 0.80 % 7,784 -630 34.4 2.16 399 93.0 % 926,529 0.01 % 8,191,988,453 161
2030 1,031,822 0.69 % 7,016 -630 35.1 2.08 413 92.6 % 955,563 0.01 % 8,546,141,327 161
2035 1,063,829 0.61 % 6,401 -630 35.9 2.01 426 92.1 % 979,722 0.01 % 8,879,397,401 161
2040 1,091,403 0.51 % 5,515 -630 37.1 1.96 437 91.4 % 997,546 0.01 % 9,188,250,492 162
2045 1,112,820 0.39 % 4,283 -630 38.4 1.93 445 90.6 % 1,008,359 0.01 % 9,467,543,575 163
2050 1,127,252 0.26 % 2,886   39.5 1.89 451 89.8 % 1,012,578 0.01 % 9,709,491,761 163
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).

Réunion Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Réunion
Life Expectancy
82.78 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
4.6
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
6.4
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Réunion

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Saint-Denis 137,195
2 Saint-Paul 99,307
3 Saint-Pierre 76,655
4 Le Tampon 69,986
5 Saint-Andre 48,674
6 Saint-Louis 47,881
7 Le Port 40,771
8 Saint-Benoit 35,310
9 Saint-Joseph 33,694
10 Sainte-Marie 31,636
11 Piton Saint-Leu 29,278
12 Saint-Leu 28,278
13 La Possession 26,865
14 Sainte-Suzanne 20,530

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Réunion (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 Réunion 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.