Senegal Population (LIVE)

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Senegal Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Senegal is 18,200,888 as of Tuesday, June 18, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Senegal 2023 population is estimated at 17,763,163 people at mid year.
  • Senegal population is equivalent to 0.22% of the total world population.
  • Senegal ranks number 71 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Senegal is 92 per Km2 (239 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 192,530 Km2 (74,336 sq. miles)
  • 51.9 % of the population is urban (9,225,165 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Senegal is 18.0 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 Senegal (2024 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
2024 18,221,567 2.58 % 458,404 -19,999 18.2 4.18 95 52.5 % 9,559,605 0.22 % 8,118,835,999 71
2023 17,763,163 2.58 % 446,714 -19,999 18.0 4.25 92 51.9 % 9,225,165 0.22 % 8,045,311,447 71
2022 17,316,449 2.61 % 439,729 -19,999 17.9 4.31 90 51.4 % 8,900,124 0.22 % 7,975,105,156 72
2020 16,436,120 2.72 % 435,339 -10,090 17.6 4.45 85 50.4 % 8,277,123 0.21 % 7,840,952,880 72
2015 14,356,181 2.76 % 365,212 -31,006 17.2 4.78 75 47.8 % 6,868,710 0.19 % 7,426,597,537 71
2010 12,530,121 2.69 % 311,213 -43,569 17.1 5.06 65 45.1 % 5,653,812 0.18 % 6,985,603,105 72
2005 10,974,057 2.49 % 253,954 -41,857 16.9 5.19 57 42.8 % 4,693,370 0.17 % 6,558,176,119 74
2000 9,704,287 2.37 % 214,321-42,952 16.4 5.50 50 41.1 % 3,985,284 0.16 % 6,148,898,975 80
1995 8,632,681 2.75 % 219,336 -31,064 16.0 5.82 45 40.1 % 3,464,168 0.15 % 5,743,219,454 81
1990 7,536,001 2.94 % 203,059 -12,986 15.5 6.40 39 39.0 % 2,938,830 0.14 % 5,316,175,862 84
1985 6,520,705 2.71 % 163,367 -18,686 15.3 7.01 34 37.3 % 2,434,961 0.13 % 4,861,730,613 86
1980 5,703,869 2.47 % 131,189 -32,711 15.9 7.29 30 35.1 % 2,000,428 0.13 % 4,444,007,706 89
1975 5,047,922 2.94 % 136,036 -7,870 16.8 7.25 26 32.9 % 1,663,175 0.12 % 4,069,437,231 89
1970 4,367,744 2.98 % 119,374 16,164 16.9 7.26 23 29.2 % 1,277,252 0.12 % 3,695,390,336 93
1965 3,770,874 2.87 % 99,539 13,910 17.0 7.19 20 25.7 % 970,457 0.11 % 3,337,111,983 96
1960 3,273,177 2.83 % 85,183 9,338 17.3 7.00 17 22.5 % 737,552 0.11 % 3,019,233,434 95
1955 2,847,262 2.67 % 70,239 7,858 17.7 6.83 15 19.7 % 560,479 0.10 % 2,746,072,141 96
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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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
2025 18,687,800 2.60 % 450,336 -19,999 18.4 4.12 97 53.0 % 9,903,731 0.23 % 8,191,988,453 69
2030 21,125,872 2.48 % 487,614 -19,999 19.3 3.85 110 55.7 % 11,777,637 0.25 % 8,546,141,327 67
2035 23,753,290 2.37 % 525,484 -19,999 20.4 3.62 123 58.6 % 13,928,613 0.27 % 8,879,397,401 65
2040 26,568,156 2.27 % 562,973 -19,999 21.4 3.41 138 61.6 % 16,362,244 0.29 % 9,188,250,492 63
2045 29,516,982 2.13 % 589,765 -19,999 22.4 3.23 153 64.5 % 19,047,071 0.31 % 9,467,543,575 63
2050 32,562,869 1.98 % 609,177   23.4 3.07 169 67.4 % 21,942,641 0.34 % 9,709,491,761 62
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).

Senegal Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Senegal
Life Expectancy
69.31 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
18.2
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
27.9
(per 1,000 live births)
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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 Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Senegal (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 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.