Sudan Population (LIVE)

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Sudan Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Sudan is 43,270,406 as of Wednesday, December 11, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Sudan 2019 population is estimated at 42,813,238 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Sudan population is equivalent to 0.56% of the total world population.
  • Sudan ranks number 35 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Sudan is 24 per Km2 (63 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,765,048 Km2 (681,489 sq. miles)
  • 34.7 % of the population is urban (14,852,586 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Sudan is 19.0 years.

Population of Sudan (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSudan
Global Rank
2019 42,813,238 2.42 % 1,011,705 -50,000 19.0 4.69 24 34.7 % 14,852,586 0.56 % 7,713,468,100 35
2018 41,801,533 2.42 % 988,136 -50,000 19.0 4.69 24 34.4 % 14,380,217 0.55 % 7,631,091,040 35
2017 40,813,397 2.42 % 965,958 -50,000 19.0 4.69 23 34.1 % 13,931,288 0.54 % 7,547,858,925 35
2016 39,847,439 2.43 % 944,489 -50,000 19.0 4.69 23 33.9 % 13,504,639 0.53 % 7,464,022,049 34
2015 38,902,950 2.40 % 871,587 -107,629 18.9 4.75 22 33.7 % 13,099,314 0.53 % 7,379,797,139 34
2010 34,545,013 2.22 % 719,099 -196,537 18.3 5.00 20 32.9 % 11,378,101 0.50 % 6,956,823,603 35
2005 30,949,516 2.56 % 734,900 -109,201 18.1 5.30 18 32.7 % 10,126,640 0.47 % 6,541,907,027 36
2000 27,275,015 2.51 % 636,054-120,536 17.9 5.65 15 32.5 % 8,855,115 0.44 % 6,143,493,823 37
1995 24,094,747 3.64 % 789,431 129,162 17.7 6.00 14 32.2 % 7,768,800 0.42 % 5,744,212,979 38
1990 20,147,590 3.20 % 587,481 30,000 17.0 6.30 11 28.6 % 5,764,212 0.38 % 5,327,231,061 42
1985 17,210,187 3.48 % 540,544 44,000 16.6 6.63 10 22.9 % 3,947,451 0.35 % 4,870,921,740 43
1980 14,507,468 3.62 % 472,667 36,000 16.4 6.92 8 20.0 % 2,895,483 0.33 % 4,458,003,514 47
1975 12,144,135 3.39 % 372,487 4,000 16.5 6.90 7 18.9 % 2,300,428 0.30 % 4,079,480,606 50
1970 10,281,700 3.23 % 302,321 0 16.8 6.86 6 16.5 % 1,698,802 0.28 % 3,700,437,046 51
1965 8,770,097 3.06 % 245,121 0 17.1 6.75 5 13.4 % 1,172,787 0.26 % 3,339,583,597 61
1960 7,544,491 2.87 % 199,039 0 17.5 6.65 4 10.7 % 810,765 0.25 % 3,034,949,748 59
1955 6,549,298 2.70 % 163,102 0 17.8 6.65 4 8.6 % 562,183 0.24 % 2,773,019,936 61
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Sudan Population Forecast

-10,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSudan
Global Rank
2020 43,849,260 2.42 % 989,262 -50,000 19.7 4.43 25 35.0 % 15,349,424 0.56 % 7,794,798,739 34
2025 49,353,479 2.39 % 1,100,844 -10,000 20.6 4.43 28 36.9 % 18,220,482 0.60 % 8,184,437,460 31
2030 55,253,529 2.28 % 1,180,010 -10,000 21.6 4.43 31 39.4 % 21,775,077 0.65 % 8,548,487,400 29
2035 61,473,011 2.16 % 1,243,896 -10,000 22.5 4.43 35 42.4 % 26,089,178 0.69 % 8,887,524,213 27
2040 67,919,273 2.01 % 1,289,252 -10,000 23.3 4.43 38 45.6 % 30,993,999 0.74 % 9,198,847,240 27
2045 74,508,991 1.87 % 1,317,944 -10,000 24.2 4.43 42 48.8 % 36,393,690 0.79 % 9,481,803,274 25
2050 81,192,823 1.73 % 1,336,766   25.1 4.43 46 52.1 % 42,261,243 0.83 % 9,735,033,990 23
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Sudan Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Sudan
Life Expectancy
66.09 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
38.0
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
56.9
(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)
21,907,295 49.96% 21,941,974 50.04% 43,849,260 1.00

Population Pyramid for Sudan (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 8,846,639 50.69% 8,605,091 49.31% 17,451,730 39.80%
15-24 4,530,025 50.56% 4,430,096 49.44% 8,960,121 20.43%
25-54 6,815,706 49.31% 7,007,184 50.69% 13,822,890 31.52%
55-64 966,658 48.25% 1,036,793 51.75% 2,003,451 4.57%
65+ 748,267 46.45% 862,810 53.55% 1,611,077 3.67%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 17,451,730 39.80% 70.4
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 24,786,462 56.53% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 1,611,077 3.67% 6.5
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
19,062,807 43.47% 76.9

Main Cities by Population in Sudan

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Khartoum 1,974,647
2 Omdurman 1,200,000
3 Nyala 565,734
4 Port Sudan 489,725
5 Kassala 401,477
6 El Obeid 393,311
7 Al Qadarif 363,945
8 Kosti 345,068
9 Wad Medani 332,714
10 El Daein 264,734
11 El Fasher 252,609
12 Singa 250,000
13 Ad-Damazin 186,051
14 Geneina 162,981
15 Rabak 135,281
16 Sinnar 130,122
17 Al Manaqil 128,297
18 Gereida 120,000
19 An Nuhud 108,008
20 Atbara 107,930
21 Ed Damer 103,941
22 Kadugli 87,666
23 Ad Douiem 87,068
24 Umm Ruwaba 55,742
25 Shendi 53,568
26 Dilling 37,113
27 As Suki 33,524
28 Ar Ruseris 28,862
29 Al Hasaheisa 28,735
30 Maiurno 28,727
31 Zalingei 28,687
32 Sawakin 28,570
33 Tandalti 27,275
34 Ar Rahad 26,273
35 Kinana 26,233
36 Al Hawatah 24,513
37 Berber 22,395
38 Tokar 22,250
39 Abu Jibeha 21,790
40 Al Mijlad 19,997
41 Doka 19,821
42 Kuraymah 19,593
43 El Bauga 19,141
44 Al Qitena 18,321
45 Al Hilaliyya 17,345
46 Barah 16,969
47 Abu Zabad 15,304
48 Ad Dindar 15,144

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Sudan (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 Sudan 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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