Tanzania Population (LIVE)

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Tanzania Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the United Republic of Tanzania is 69,358,517 as of Monday, June 24, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Tanzania 2023 population is estimated at 67,438,106 people at mid year.
  • Tanzania population is equivalent to 0.84% of the total world population.
  • Tanzania ranks number 22 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Tanzania is 76 per Km2 (197 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 885,800 Km2 (342,009 sq. miles)
  • 38.0 % of the population is urban (25,659,393 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Tanzania is 17.0 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 Tanzania (2024 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
2024 69,419,073 2.94 % 1,980,967 -39,997 17.2 4.51 78 38.8 % 26,929,194 0.86 % 8,118,835,999 21
2023 67,438,106 2.96 % 1,940,358 -39,997 17.0 4.59 76 38.0 % 25,659,393 0.84 % 8,045,311,447 22
2022 65,497,748 3.00 % 1,909,414 -39,997 16.9 4.66 74 37.3 % 24,434,383 0.82 % 7,975,105,156 22
2020 61,704,518 3.06 % 1,831,939 -15,795 16.7 4.80 70 35.8 % 22,113,353 0.79 % 7,840,952,880 23
2015 52,542,823 3.10 % 1,486,459 201,562 16.4 5.09 59 32.4 % 17,035,213 0.71 % 7,426,597,537 25
2010 45,110,527 2.72 % 1,134,204 -121,993 16.4 5.29 51 28.7 % 12,959,969 0.65 % 6,985,603,105 29
2005 39,439,505 2.73 % 995,160 -128,147 16.4 5.61 45 24.8 % 9,791,527 0.60 % 6,558,176,119 30
2000 34,463,704 2.43 % 780,727-12,539 16.3 5.69 39 22.1 % 7,624,725 0.56 % 6,148,898,975 32
1995 30,560,071 3.12 % 870,812 -109,903 15.9 5.87 34 20.1 % 6,154,968 0.53 % 5,743,219,454 32
1990 26,206,012 3.03 % 727,277 -88,284 15.6 6.20 30 18.3 % 4,807,840 0.49 % 5,316,175,862 33
1985 22,569,625 3.18 % 654,393 75,784 15.2 6.57 25 16.2 % 3,661,481 0.46 % 4,861,730,613 33
1980 19,297,659 3.51 % 610,767 -46,294 15.5 6.91 22 14.1 % 2,719,241 0.43 % 4,444,007,706 35
1975 16,243,826 3.59 % 525,127 53,248 15.8 7.00 18 11.0 % 1,781,210 0.40 % 4,069,437,231 37
1970 13,618,192 3.21 % 397,518 38,628 15.8 6.91 15 7.8 % 1,068,352 0.37 % 3,695,390,336 38
1965 11,630,603 2.98 % 317,629 3,644 16.0 6.78 13 6.1 % 704,473 0.35 % 3,337,111,983 46
1960 10,042,458 2.85 % 263,376 1,953 16.0 6.73 11 5.3 % 528,498 0.33 % 3,019,233,434 42
1955 8,725,576 2.71 % 218,635 1,226 16.1 6.61 10 4.4 % 385,389 0.32 % 2,746,072,141 46
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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Tanzania Population Forecast

-39,997
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationTanzania
Global Rank
2025 71,427,810 2.97 % 1,944,658 -39,997 17.3 4.42 81 39.5 % 28,244,987 0.87 % 8,191,988,453 21
2030 81,885,304 2.77 % 2,091,499 -39,997 18.1 4.09 92 43.4 % 35,529,056 0.96 % 8,546,141,327 20
2035 93,088,536 2.60 % 2,240,646 -39,997 18.9 3.79 105 47.3 % 44,000,950 1.05 % 8,879,397,401 18
2040 104,957,697 2.43 % 2,373,832 -39,997 19.9 3.49 118 51.0 % 53,579,195 1.14 % 9,188,250,492 17
2045 117,289,963 2.25 % 2,466,453 -39,997 21.0 3.23 132 54.9 % 64,407,122 1.24 % 9,467,543,575 15
2050 129,931,520 2.07 % 2,528,311   22.1 3.03 147 58.9 % 76,542,196 1.34 % 9,709,491,761 15
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).

Tanzania Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Tanzania
Life Expectancy
67.60 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
29.5
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
39.7
(per 1,000 live births)
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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

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Notes

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

The Population of Tanzania (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 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.