Tanzania Population (LIVE)

retrieving data...
Tanzania Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the United Republic of Tanzania is 58,654,217 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Tanzania 2019 population is estimated at 58,005,463 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Tanzania population is equivalent to 0.75% of the total world population.
  • Tanzania ranks number 25 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Tanzania is 65 per Km2 (170 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 885,800 Km2 (342,009 sq. miles)
  • 36.2 % of the population is urban (21,015,391 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Tanzania is 17.6 years.

Population of Tanzania (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationTanzania
Global Rank
2019 58,005,463 3.00 % 1,692,025 -40,076 17.6 5.17 65 36.2 % 21,015,391 0.75 % 7,713,468,100 25
2018 56,313,438 3.02 % 1,653,099 -40,076 17.6 5.17 64 35.4 % 19,958,545 0.74 % 7,631,091,040 25
2017 54,660,339 3.04 % 1,611,109 -40,076 17.6 5.17 62 34.7 % 18,942,828 0.72 % 7,547,858,925 25
2016 53,049,230 3.04 % 1,566,597 -40,076 17.6 5.17 60 33.9 % 17,968,436 0.71 % 7,464,022,049 25
2015 51,482,633 3.03 % 1,427,222 -50,087 17.6 5.24 58 33.1 % 17,035,213 0.70 % 7,379,797,139 26
2010 44,346,525 2.89 % 1,179,241 -100,171 17.4 5.58 50 29.2 % 12,959,969 0.64 % 6,956,823,603 30
2005 38,450,320 2.80 % 990,228 -60,105 17.4 5.66 43 25.5 % 9,791,527 0.59 % 6,541,907,027 31
2000 33,499,180 2.47 % 770,009-80,141 17.4 5.75 38 22.8 % 7,624,725 0.55 % 6,143,493,823 32
1995 29,649,135 3.30 % 889,058 116,819 17.2 6.05 33 20.8 % 6,154,968 0.52 % 5,744,212,979 32
1990 25,203,845 3.10 % 714,010 13,623 17.0 6.36 28 19.1 % 4,807,840 0.47 % 5,327,231,061 34
1985 21,633,796 3.14 % 619,107 7,012 16.9 6.55 24 16.9 % 3,661,481 0.44 % 4,870,921,740 36
1980 18,538,259 3.14 % 530,606 -5,008 16.8 6.73 21 14.7 % 2,719,241 0.42 % 4,458,003,514 36
1975 15,885,229 3.25 % 469,950 24,040 16.8 6.75 18 11.2 % 1,781,210 0.39 % 4,079,480,606 38
1970 13,535,481 3.07 % 380,130 7,212 17.0 6.79 15 7.9 % 1,068,352 0.37 % 3,700,437,046 38
1965 11,634,832 2.97 % 316,536 5,008 17.1 6.80 13 6.1 % 704,473 0.35 % 3,339,583,597 46
1960 10,052,152 2.86 % 264,498 2,003 17.1 6.80 11 5.3 % 528,498 0.33 % 3,034,949,748 42
1955 8,729,662 2.68 % 215,980 2,003 17.1 6.74 10 4.4 % 385,389 0.31 % 2,773,019,936 46
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
back to top ↑


Tanzania Population Forecast

-40,178
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationTanzania
Global Rank
2020 59,734,218 3.02 % 1,650,317 -40,076 18.0 4.92 67 37.0 % 22,113,353 0.77 % 7,794,798,739 24
2025 68,934,163 2.91 % 1,839,989 -40,086 18.6 4.92 78 41.0 % 28,244,987 0.84 % 8,184,437,460 22
2030 79,162,725 2.81 % 2,045,712 -40,102 19.3 4.92 89 44.9 % 35,529,056 0.93 % 8,548,487,400 20
2035 90,415,596 2.69 % 2,250,574 -40,116 20.0 4.92 102 48.7 % 44,000,950 1.02 % 8,887,524,213 19
2040 102,586,529 2.56 % 2,434,187 -40,132 20.7 4.92 116 52.2 % 53,579,195 1.12 % 9,198,847,240 17
2045 115,596,020 2.42 % 2,601,898 -40,154 21.5 4.92 130 55.7 % 64,407,122 1.22 % 9,481,803,274 15
2050 129,386,839 2.28 % 2,758,164   22.3 4.92 146 59.2 % 76,542,196 1.33 % 9,735,033,990 15
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Tanzania Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Tanzania
Life Expectancy
66.39 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
View by sex and historical chart
Infant Mortality
34.2
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
View historical chart
Deaths under age 5
47.0
(per 1,000 live births)
View historical chart

Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
29,851,108 49.97% 29,883,105 50.03% 59,734,218 1.00

Population Pyramid for Tanzania (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

View detailed age groups
Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 13,155,471 50.57% 12,861,425 49.43% 26,016,896 43.55%
15-24 5,882,535 50.29% 5,814,482 49.71% 11,697,017 19.58%
25-54 9,087,231 49.86% 9,139,901 50.14% 18,227,132 30.51%
55-64 1,055,748 47.68% 1,158,293 52.32% 2,214,041 3.71%
65+ 670,123 42.44% 909,004 57.56% 1,579,127 2.64%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 26,016,896 43.55% 81.0
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 32,138,190 53.80% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 1,579,127 2.64% 4.9
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
27,596,023 46.20% 85.9

Main Cities by Population in Tanzania

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Dar es Salaam 2,698,652
2 Mwanza 436,801
3 Zanzibar 403,658
4 Arusha 341,136
5 Mbeya 291,649
6 Morogoro 250,902
7 Tanga 224,876
8 Dodoma 180,541
9 Kigoma 164,268
10 Moshi 156,959
11 Tabora 145,292
12 Songea 126,449
13 Musoma 121,119
14 Iringa 111,820
15 Katumba 108,558
16 Shinyanga 107,362
17 Mtwara 96,602
18 Ushirombo 95,052
19 Kilosa 91,889
20 Sumbawanga 89,161
21 Bagamoyo 82,426
22 Mpanda 73,338
23 Bukoba 70,628
24 Singida 62,432
25 Uyovu 60,849
26 Makumbako 53,003
27 Buseresere 52,870
28 Bunda 50,944
29 Merelani 50,000
30 Katoro 49,691
31 Ifakara 49,528
32 Njombe 46,724
33 Lindi 41,912
34 Vwawa 40,145
35 Geita 40,000
36 Nguruka 39,135
37 Newala Kisimani 38,099
38 Geiro 37,909
39 Kidatu 37,542
40 Kasulu 37,349
41 Tunduma 36,556
42 Masasi 36,032
43 Kahama 36,014
44 Kidodi 35,953
45 Igunga 35,644
46 Misungwi 35,530
47 Mlimba 34,970
48 Mafinga 34,958
49 Masumbwe 34,780
50 Chalinze 34,335
51 Babati 34,291
52 Biharamulo 34,038
53 Somanda 33,932
54 Bariadi 33,865
55 Kirando 33,111
56 Tarime 33,094
57 Tumbi 32,900
58 Bugarama 32,494
59 Mvomero 31,324
60 Chanika 30,905
61 Kyela 30,684
62 Kibiti 30,163
63 Kisesa 29,804
64 Lukuledi 29,699
65 Mlandizi 29,394
66 Rujewa 29,228
67 Ilula 29,193
68 Kibondo 28,666
69 Tukuyu 28,398
70 Namanyere 28,218

See also

back to top ↑

Notes

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

The Population of Tanzania (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 Tanzania 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.

Enter your email below to receive Worldometers' latest news (free):