Uganda Population (LIVE)

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Uganda Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Uganda is 44,701,877 as of Friday, October 18, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Uganda 2019 population is estimated at 44,269,594 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Uganda population is equivalent to 0.57% of the total world population.
  • Uganda ranks number 32 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Uganda is 222 per Km2 (574 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 199,810 Km2 (77,147 sq. miles)
  • 25.2 % of the population is urban (11,135,655 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Uganda is 16.1 years.

Population of Uganda (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationUganda
Global Rank
2019 44,269,594 3.61 % 1,540,558 168,694 16.1 5.62 222 25.2 % 11,135,655 0.57 % 7,713,468,100 32
2018 42,729,036 3.80 % 1,562,448 168,694 16.1 5.62 214 24.6 % 10,525,083 0.56 % 7,631,091,040 33
2017 41,166,588 3.83 % 1,517,422 168,694 16.1 5.62 206 24.2 % 9,942,312 0.55 % 7,547,858,925 34
2016 39,649,166 3.72 % 1,423,713 168,694 16.1 5.62 198 23.7 % 9,386,309 0.53 % 7,464,022,049 35
2015 38,225,453 3.34 % 1,159,457 -59,999 15.9 5.78 191 23.2 % 8,855,831 0.52 % 7,379,797,139 35
2010 32,428,167 3.21 % 948,716 -100,000 15.4 6.38 162 20.3 % 6,573,772 0.47 % 6,956,823,603 37
2005 27,684,585 3.20 % 806,883 -50,000 15.2 6.75 139 17.5 % 4,841,176 0.42 % 6,541,907,027 39
2000 23,650,172 2.99 % 647,404-36,000 15.2 6.95 118 15.0 % 3,554,371 0.38 % 6,143,493,823 42
1995 20,413,152 3.30 % 611,752 22,000 15.5 7.06 102 12.9 % 2,639,817 0.36 % 5,744,212,979 46
1990 17,354,392 3.57 % 559,007 40,000 15.9 7.10 87 11.1 % 1,931,504 0.33 % 5,327,231,061 47
1985 14,559,355 3.19 % 423,404 -24,000 16.3 7.10 73 9.2 % 1,340,406 0.30 % 4,870,921,740 50
1980 12,442,334 2.99 % 340,986 -36,000 16.4 7.10 62 7.6 % 945,460 0.28 % 4,458,003,514 52
1975 10,737,403 2.68 % 266,361 -55,222 16.5 7.10 54 7.1 % 762,275 0.26 % 4,079,480,606 52
1970 9,405,600 3.33 % 283,907 10,001 16.5 7.12 47 6.7 % 629,441 0.25 % 3,700,437,046 56
1965 7,986,066 3.37 % 243,794 25,000 16.8 7.05 40 5.5 % 441,548 0.24 % 3,339,583,597 65
1960 6,767,095 2.82 % 175,660 0 17.1 6.95 34 4.4 % 299,817 0.22 % 3,034,949,748 65
1955 5,888,793 2.68 % 146,121 0 17.8 6.90 29 3.5 % 208,359 0.21 % 2,773,019,936 65
: 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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Uganda Population Forecast

-30,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationUganda
Global Rank
2020 45,741,007 3.66 % 1,503,111 168,694 16.7 5.01 229 25.7 % 11,775,012 0.59 % 7,794,798,739 31
2025 52,294,282 2.71 % 1,310,655 -116,020 17.8 5.01 262 29.5 % 15,430,672 0.64 % 8,184,437,460 30
2030 59,437,928 2.59 % 1,428,729 -60,000 19.1 5.01 297 33.5 % 19,914,432 0.70 % 8,548,487,400 28
2035 66,888,896 2.39 % 1,490,194 -40,000 20.4 5.01 335 37.8 % 25,273,067 0.75 % 8,887,524,213 26
2040 74,454,613 2.17 % 1,513,143 -30,000 21.9 5.01 373 42.3 % 31,490,363 0.81 % 9,198,847,240 22
2045 82,012,732 1.95 % 1,511,624 -30,000 23.3 5.01 410 47.0 % 38,580,183 0.86 % 9,481,803,274 22
2050 89,446,904 1.75 % 1,486,834   24.8 5.01 448 52.2 % 46,663,616 0.92 % 9,735,033,990 21
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Uganda Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Uganda
Life Expectancy
64.38 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
39.2
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
53.3
(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)
22,546,589 49.29% 23,194,411 50.71% 45,741,007 0.97

Population Pyramid for Uganda (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 10,619,291 50.45% 10,428,837 49.55% 21,048,128 46.02%
15-24 4,760,086 49.66% 4,825,343 50.34% 9,585,429 20.96%
25-54 6,180,110 48.11% 6,664,481 51.89% 12,844,591 28.08%
55-64 625,141 46.15% 729,435 53.85% 1,354,576 2.96%
65+ 361,961 39.85% 546,315 60.15% 908,276 1.99%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 21,048,128 46.02% 88.5
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 23,784,596 52.00% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 908,276 1.99% 3.8
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
21,956,404 48.00% 92.3

Main Cities by Population in Uganda

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Kampala 1,353,189
2 Gulu 146,858
3 Lira 119,323
4 Mbarara 97,500
5 Jinja 93,061
6 Bwizibwera 79,157
7 Mbale 76,493
8 Mukono 67,290
9 Kasese 67,269
10 Masaka 65,373
11 Entebbe 62,969
12 Njeru 61,952
13 Kitgum 56,891
14 Soroti 56,400
15 Arua 55,585
16 Iganga 45,024
17 Kabale 43,500
18 Busia 43,200
19 Fort Portal 42,670
20 Mityana 41,131
21 Tororo 40,400
22 Hoima 39,625
23 Lugazi 35,036
24 Masindi 31,486
25 Ibanda 31,000
26 Pallisa 30,745
27 Nyachera 30,509
28 Nebbi 30,354
29 Adjumani 28,700
30 Paidha 28,348
31 Luwero 28,338
32 Wobulenzi 24,415
33 Yumbe 24,300
34 Namasuba 22,507
35 Bugiri 22,500
36 Kayunga 21,704
37 Wakiso 20,530
38 Mubende 18,936
39 Kotido 18,800
39 Moyo 18,800
40 Kyenjojo 18,600
41 Kireka 17,947
42 Kamwenge 17,169
43 Bundibugyo 16,919
44 Ntungamo 16,915
45 Busembatia 15,889
46 Ntungamo 15,300
47 Buwenge 15,130

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Uganda (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 Uganda 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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