Somalia Population (LIVE)

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Somalia Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Grentity_mediumowth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Somalia is 15,535,332 as of Sunday, September 15, 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Somalia population is equivalent to 0.2% of the total world population.
  • Somalia ranks number 73 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Somalia is 25 per Km2 (64 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 627,340 Km2 (242,217 sq. miles)
  • 46.1 % of the population is urban (7,122,882 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Somalia is 16.3 years.

Population of Somalia (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSomalia
Global Rank
2019 15,442,905 2.90 % 434,679 -40,000 16.3 6.51 25 46.1 % 7,122,882 0.20 % 7,713,468,100 73
2018 15,008,226 2.87 % 419,047 -40,000 16.3 6.51 24 45.5 % 6,827,415 0.20 % 7,631,091,040 73
2017 14,589,179 2.84 % 403,543 -40,000 16.3 6.51 23 44.9 % 6,544,404 0.19 % 7,547,858,925 73
2016 14,185,636 2.82 % 388,435 -40,000 16.3 6.51 23 44.2 % 6,273,587 0.19 % 7,464,022,049 73
2015 13,797,201 2.76 % 350,664 -46,681 16.2 6.61 22 43.6 % 6,014,594 0.19 % 7,379,797,139 74
2010 12,043,883 2.89 % 319,404 -39,999 15.9 7.10 19 39.3 % 4,738,106 0.17 % 6,956,823,603 73
2005 10,446,863 3.32 % 314,922 0 16.1 7.47 17 36.2 % 3,779,950 0.16 % 6,541,907,027 77
2000 8,872,254 3.44 % 276,1230 16.5 7.70 14 33.8 % 2,996,056 0.14 % 6,143,493,823 83
1995 7,491,637 0.73 % 53,309 -164,401 17.3 7.53 12 32.3 % 2,421,245 0.13 % 5,744,212,979 89
1990 7,225,092 1.68 % 115,293 -82,157 17.8 7.26 12 30.4 % 2,193,935 0.14 % 5,327,231,061 87
1985 6,648,627 1.14 % 73,499 -90,906 18.0 7.07 11 28.7 % 1,906,249 0.14 % 4,870,921,740 85
1980 6,281,134 10.11 % 480,168 359,221 18.1 7.00 10 27.1 % 1,701,924 0.14 % 4,458,003,514 82
1975 3,880,292 2.41 % 87,145 0 18.2 7.10 6 25.5 % 989,409 0.10 % 4,079,480,606 103
1970 3,444,568 2.34 % 75,222 382 18.3 7.25 5 22.7 % 781,165 0.09 % 3,700,437,046 105
1965 3,068,459 2.17 % 62,497 0 19.2 7.25 5 20.0 % 612,593 0.09 % 3,339,583,597 105
1960 2,755,972 2.04 % 52,886 -266 18.9 7.25 4 17.3 % 477,113 0.09 % 3,034,949,748 107
1955 2,491,542 1.93 % 45,492 0 19.2 7.25 4 14.9 % 370,572 0.09 % 2,773,019,936 105
: 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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Somalia Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSomalia
Global Rank
2020 15,893,222 2.87 % 419,204 -40,000 16.7 6.12 25 46.8 % 7,431,038 0.20 % 7,794,798,739 163
2025 18,376,514 2.95 % 496,658 -29,999 17.2 6.12 29 49.9 % 9,168,559 0.22 % 8,184,437,460 71
2030 21,191,037 2.89 % 562,905 -29,999 17.6 6.12 34 53.0 % 11,229,249 0.25 % 8,548,487,400 67
2035 24,277,396 2.76 % 617,272 -29,999 18.1 6.12 39 56.1 % 13,626,150 0.27 % 8,887,524,213 65
2040 27,590,981 2.59 % 662,717 -29,999 18.8 6.12 44 59.3 % 16,358,048 0.30 % 9,198,847,240 62
2045 31,131,086 2.44 % 708,021 -29,999 19.6 6.12 50 62.4 % 19,435,527 0.33 % 9,481,803,274 61
2050 34,922,447 2.33 % 758,272 -29,999 20.5 6.12 56 65.5 % 22,865,427 0.36 % 9,735,033,990 58
: 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 Somalia Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Somalia delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Somalia (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 Somalia 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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