Senegal Population (LIVE)

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Senegal Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Senegal is 16,428,222 as of Friday, October 18, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Senegal 2019 population is estimated at 16,296,364 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Senegal population is equivalent to 0.21% of the total world population.
  • Senegal ranks number 71 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Senegal is 85 per Km2 (219 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 192,530 Km2 (74,336 sq. miles)
  • 49.0 % of the population is urban (7,978,972 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Senegal is 18.2 years.

Population of Senegal (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSenegal
Global Rank
2019 16,296,364 2.79 % 442,041 -20,000 18.2 4.93 85 49.0 % 7,978,972 0.21 % 7,713,468,100 71
2018 15,854,323 2.82 % 434,968 -20,000 18.2 4.93 82 48.5 % 7,689,641 0.21 % 7,631,091,040 71
2017 15,419,355 2.84 % 425,836 -20,000 18.2 4.93 80 48.0 % 7,408,563 0.20 % 7,547,858,925 71
2016 14,993,519 2.85 % 415,060 -20,000 18.2 4.93 78 47.6 % 7,135,037 0.20 % 7,464,022,049 71
2015 14,578,459 2.83 % 380,062 -42,800 18.1 5.00 76 47.1 % 6,868,710 0.20 % 7,379,797,139 71
2010 12,678,148 2.71 % 317,606 -43,603 18.0 5.10 66 44.6 % 5,653,812 0.18 % 6,956,823,603 72
2005 11,090,116 2.51 % 258,476 -40,497 17.8 5.25 58 42.3 % 4,693,370 0.17 % 6,541,907,027 74
2000 9,797,734 2.43 % 221,514-45,511 17.3 5.70 51 40.7 % 3,985,284 0.16 % 6,143,493,823 79
1995 8,690,164 2.92 % 232,771 -15,401 16.9 6.20 45 39.9 % 3,464,168 0.15 % 5,744,212,979 82
1990 7,526,307 3.07 % 210,996 -12,058 16.5 6.70 39 39.0 % 2,938,830 0.14 % 5,327,231,061 84
1985 6,471,327 3.00 % 177,632 -17,022 16.4 7.25 34 37.6 % 2,434,961 0.13 % 4,870,921,740 86
1980 5,583,165 2.52 % 130,664 -26,957 16.8 7.25 29 35.8 % 2,000,428 0.13 % 4,458,003,514 89
1975 4,929,846 2.98 % 134,468 13,117 17.7 7.25 26 33.7 % 1,663,175 0.12 % 4,079,480,606 90
1970 4,257,505 2.94 % 114,926 17,304 17.7 7.25 22 30.0 % 1,277,252 0.12 % 3,700,437,046 93
1965 3,682,876 2.81 % 95,225 10,000 17.7 7.10 19 26.4 % 970,457 0.11 % 3,339,583,597 96
1960 3,206,749 2.69 % 79,705 8,809 18.2 6.90 17 23.0 % 737,552 0.11 % 3,034,949,748 96
1955 2,808,225 2.46 % 64,318 6,607 18.6 6.80 15 20.0 % 560,479 0.10 % 2,773,019,936 96
: 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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Senegal Population Forecast

-19,999
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSenegal
Global Rank
2020 16,743,927 2.81 % 433,094 -20,000 18.5 4.65 87 49.4 % 8,277,123 0.21 % 7,794,798,739 70
2025 19,062,240 2.63 % 463,663 -19,999 19.2 4.65 99 52.0 % 9,903,731 0.23 % 8,184,437,460 68
2030 21,551,460 2.49 % 497,844 -19,999 20.1 4.65 112 54.6 % 11,777,637 0.25 % 8,548,487,400 65
2035 24,227,859 2.37 % 535,280 -19,999 21.2 4.65 126 57.5 % 13,928,613 0.27 % 8,887,524,213 64
2040 27,087,982 2.26 % 572,025 -19,999 22.2 4.65 141 60.4 % 16,362,244 0.29 % 9,198,847,240 64
2045 30,087,548 2.12 % 599,913 -19,999 23.2 4.65 156 63.3 % 19,047,071 0.32 % 9,481,803,274 63
2050 33,186,859 1.98 % 619,862   24.1 4.65 172 66.1 % 21,942,641 0.34 % 9,735,033,990 63
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Senegal Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Senegal
Life Expectancy
68.87 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
26.4
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
36.1
(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)
8,170,785 48.80% 8,573,145 51.20% 16,743,927 0.95

Population Pyramid for Senegal (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 3,613,174 50.66% 3,518,326 49.34% 7,131,500 42.59%
15-24 1,649,512 50.23% 1,634,313 49.77% 3,283,825 19.61%
25-54 2,409,491 46.74% 2,745,386 53.26% 5,154,877 30.79%
55-64 281,695 43.12% 371,606 56.88% 653,301 3.90%
65+ 216,913 41.68% 303,514 58.32% 520,427 3.11%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 7,131,500 42.59% 78.4
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 9,092,003 54.30% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 520,427 3.11% 5.7
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
7,651,927 45.70% 84.2

Main Cities by Population in Senegal

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Dakar 2,476,400
2 Pikine 874,062
3 Touba 529,176
4 Thies 320,000
5 Thies Nones 252,320
6 Saint-Louis 176,000
7 Kaolack 172,305
8 Ziguinchor 159,778
9 Tiebo 100,289
10 Tambacounda 78,800
11 Mbake 74,100
12 Louga 67,154
13 Kolda 58,809
14 Richard-Toll 44,752
15 Joal-Fadiout 36,735
16 N'diareme limamoulaye 35,171
17 Dara 30,000
18 Kaffrine 28,396
19 Ndibene Dahra 27,741
20 Bignona 26,237
21 Pourham 24,146
22 Velingara 22,441
23 Nioro du Rip 20,711
24 Sedhiou 19,702
25 Mekhe 19,242
26 Kedougou 17,922
27 Nguekhokh 17,885
28 Pout 17,752
29 Kayar 17,193
30 Guinguineo 15,395
31 Matam 15,306

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Senegal (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 Senegal 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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