Sao Tome & Principe Population (LIVE)

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Sao Tome & Principe Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Sao Tome and Principe is 216,270 as of Friday, October 18, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Sao Tome and Principe 2019 population is estimated at 215,056 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Sao Tome and Principe population is equivalent to 0% of the total world population.
  • Sao Tome and Principe ranks number 187 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Sao Tome and Principe is 224 per Km2 (580 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 960 Km2 (371 sq. miles)
  • 73.0 % of the population is urban (157,043 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Sao Tome and Principe is 18.3 years.

Population of Sao Tome and Principe (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSao Tome and Principe
Global Rank
2019 215,056 1.91 % 4,028 -1,680 18.3 4.55 224 73.0 % 157,043 0.00 % 7,713,468,100 187
2018 211,028 1.90 % 3,939 -1,680 18.3 4.55 220 72.0 % 152,026 0.00 % 7,631,091,040 187
2017 207,089 1.90 % 3,862 -1,680 18.3 4.55 216 71.0 % 147,051 0.00 % 7,547,858,925 187
2016 203,227 1.90 % 3,795 -1,680 18.3 4.55 212 69.9 % 142,120 0.00 % 7,464,022,049 187
2015 199,432 2.03 % 3,812 -1,680 18.3 4.60 208 68.8 % 137,228 0.00 % 7,379,797,139 187
2010 180,371 2.75 % 4,580 -678 18.3 4.85 188 62.9 % 113,520 0.00 % 6,956,823,603 188
2005 157,472 2.05 % 3,042 -1,680 17.6 5.08 164 58.5 % 92,078 0.00 % 6,541,907,027 190
2000 142,262 1.56 % 2,117-1,910 17.2 5.30 148 52.1 % 74,049 0.00 % 6,143,493,823 191
1995 131,678 2.01 % 2,494 -1,120 16.3 5.68 137 46.7 % 61,496 0.00 % 5,744,212,979 191
1990 119,209 2.59 % 2,857 -438 15.7 5.96 124 41.7 % 49,713 0.00 % 5,327,231,061 190
1985 104,924 1.84 % 1,826 -1,200 15.9 6.24 109 37.6 % 39,432 0.00 % 4,870,921,740 191
1980 95,794 2.87 % 2,531 -244 16.1 6.50 100 33.2 % 31,791 0.00 % 4,458,003,514 192
1975 83,138 2.20 % 1,715 -502 16.0 6.52 87 31.4 % 26,136 0.00 % 4,079,480,606 193
1970 74,564 2.82 % 1,934 -149 16.2 6.40 78 29.4 % 21,918 0.00 % 3,700,437,046 193
1965 64,892 0.18 % 118 -1,830 20.1 6.30 68 21.8 % 14,147 0.00 % 3,339,583,597 189
1960 64,302 1.80 % 1,099 -696 24.4 6.20 67 16.1 % 10,327 0.00 % 3,034,949,748 189
1955 58,806 -0.40 % -239 -1,828 24.5 6.20 61 14.7 % 8,661 0.00 % 2,773,019,936 189
: 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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Sao Tome and Principe 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 PopulationSao Tome and Principe
Global Rank
2020 219,159 1.90 % 3,945 -1,680 18.6 4.35 228 74.0 % 162,101 0.00 % 7,794,798,739 187
2025 241,571 1.97 % 4,482 -1,400 19.5 4.35 252 77.8 % 187,994 0.00 % 8,184,437,460 187
2030 268,244 2.12 % 5,335 -1,000 20.7 4.35 279 80.1 % 214,863 0.00 % 8,548,487,400 187
2035 297,387 2.08 % 5,829 -900 21.7 4.35 310 81.4 % 242,018 0.00 % 8,887,524,213 186
2040 328,273 2.00 % 6,177 -800 22.7 4.35 342 81.9 % 268,937 0.00 % 9,198,847,240 185
2045 360,610 1.90 % 6,467 -700 23.5 4.35 376 82.2 % 296,248 0.00 % 9,481,803,274 183
2050 394,153 1.79 % 6,709   24.4 4.35 411 82.1 % 323,753 0.00 % 9,735,033,990 182
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Sao Tome and Principe Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Sao Tome and Principe
Life Expectancy
71.01 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
22.5
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
27.6
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
109,675 50.04% 109,486 49.96% 219,159 1.00

Population Pyramid for Sao Tome and Principe (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 46,253 50.54% 45,264 49.46% 91,517 41.76%
15-24 22,081 50.55% 21,599 49.45% 43,680 19.93%
25-54 33,913 50.15% 33,707 49.85% 67,620 30.85%
55-64 4,587 47.04% 5,164 52.96% 9,751 4.45%
65+ 2,841 43.09% 3,752 56.91% 6,593 3.01%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 91,517 41.76% 75.6
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 121,051 55.23% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 6,593 3.01% 5.4
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
98,110 44.77% 81.0

Main Cities by Population in Sao Tome and Principe

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Sao Tome 53,300

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Sao Tome and Principe (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 Sao Tome and Principe 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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