Rwanda Population (LIVE)

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Rwanda Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Grentity_mediumowth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Rwanda is 12,693,822 as of Sunday, September 15, 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Rwanda population is equivalent to 0.16% of the total world population.
  • Rwanda ranks number 76 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Rwanda is 512 per Km2 (1,326 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 24,670 Km2 (9,525 sq. miles)
  • 17.5 % of the population is urban (2,215,085 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Rwanda is 19.6 years.

Population of Rwanda (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationRwanda
Global Rank
2019 12,626,950 2.64 % 324,980 -9,000 19.6 4.22 512 17.5 % 2,215,085 0.16 % 7,713,468,100 76
2018 12,301,970 2.68 % 321,009 -9,000 19.6 4.22 499 17.5 % 2,151,557 0.16 % 7,631,091,040 76
2017 11,980,961 2.67 % 312,134 -9,000 19.6 4.22 486 17.5 % 2,090,744 0.16 % 7,547,858,925 76
2016 11,668,827 2.64 % 299,756 -9,000 19.6 4.22 473 17.4 % 2,032,707 0.16 % 7,464,022,049 76
2015 11,369,071 2.52 % 265,947 -21,619 19.4 4.25 461 17.4 % 1,977,467 0.15 % 7,379,797,139 76
2010 10,039,338 2.58 % 239,825 -15,953 18.9 4.85 407 17.3 % 1,735,198 0.14 % 6,956,823,603 83
2005 8,840,215 2.19 % 181,307 -14,520 18.1 5.40 358 17.2 % 1,520,718 0.14 % 6,541,907,027 89
2000 7,933,681 6.33 % 419,437248,993 17.4 5.90 322 15.1 % 1,197,920 0.13 % 6,143,493,823 92
1995 5,836,495 -4.35 % -290,477 -274,854 18.3 6.55 237 10.0 % 583,164 0.10 % 5,744,212,979 96
1990 7,288,882 3.47 % 228,398 6,000 15.3 7.80 295 5.4 % 391,898 0.14 % 5,327,231,061 85
1985 6,146,891 3.59 % 198,716 -10,000 15.2 8.38 249 5.0 % 309,499 0.13 % 4,870,921,740 91
1980 5,153,312 3.38 % 157,721 -4,000 16.0 8.43 209 4.7 % 242,682 0.12 % 4,458,003,514 91
1975 4,364,706 3.04 % 121,470 -4,000 16.3 8.28 177 4.0 % 174,257 0.11 % 4,079,480,606 96
1970 3,757,358 3.04 % 104,365 4,000 16.0 8.20 152 3.2 % 119,936 0.10 % 3,700,437,046 99
1965 3,235,531 1.96 % 59,990 0 17.5 8.00 131 2.9 % 93,184 0.10 % 3,339,583,597 104
1960 2,935,582 3.04 % 81,658 0 16.3 8.15 119 2.6 % 76,269 0.10 % 3,034,949,748 101
1955 2,527,294 2.94 % 68,222 0 17.5 8.00 102 2.3 % 59,211 0.09 % 2,773,019,936 104
: 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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Rwanda Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationRwanda
Global Rank
2020 12,952,218 2.64 % 316,629 -9,000 20.0 4.10 525 17.6 % 2,281,330 0.17 % 7,794,798,739 160
2025 14,576,985 2.39 % 324,953 -9,000 20.9 4.10 591 18.2 % 2,659,944 0.18 % 8,184,437,460 76
2030 16,234,387 2.18 % 331,480 -9,000 22.1 4.10 658 19.4 % 3,143,843 0.19 % 8,548,487,400 76
2035 17,921,521 2.00 % 337,427 -9,000 23.2 4.10 726 21.0 % 3,768,985 0.20 % 8,887,524,213 75
2040 19,633,864 1.84 % 342,469 -9,000 24.4 4.10 796 23.2 % 4,562,582 0.21 % 9,198,847,240 76
2045 21,357,199 1.70 % 344,667 -9,000 25.8 4.10 866 25.6 % 5,477,407 0.23 % 9,481,803,274 75
2050 23,048,005 1.54 % 338,161 -9,000 27.2 4.10 934 28.1 % 6,483,462 0.24 % 9,735,033,990 72
: 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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Notes

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

The Population of Rwanda (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 Rwanda 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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