Uganda Population (LIVE)

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Uganda Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Uganda is 49,985,892 as of Monday, July 22, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Uganda 2023 population is estimated at 48,582,334 people at mid year.
  • Uganda population is equivalent to 0.6% of the total world population.
  • Uganda ranks number 30 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Uganda is 243 per Km2 (630 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 199,810 Km2 (77,147 sq. miles)
  • 28.6 % of the population is urban (13,873,500 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Uganda is 16.3 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 Uganda (2024 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
2024 49,924,252 2.76 % 1,341,918 -116,348 16.5 4.24 250 29.3 % 14,635,755 0.61 % 8,118,835,999 30
2023 48,582,334 2.82 % 1,332,749 -126,181 16.3 4.36 243 28.6 % 13,873,500 0.60 % 8,045,311,447 30
2022 47,249,585 3.04 % 1,395,807 -118,846 16.1 4.47 236 27.8 % 13,143,166 0.59 % 7,975,105,156 31
2020 44,404,611 3.39 % 1,455,531 43,465 15.7 4.69 222 26.5 % 11,775,012 0.57 % 7,840,952,880 33
2015 37,477,356 2.99 % 1,027,126 -62,377 14.6 5.31 188 23.6 % 8,855,831 0.50 % 7,426,597,537 37
2010 32,341,728 2.96 % 879,028 -168,379 14.0 6.07 162 20.3 % 6,573,772 0.46 % 6,985,603,105 38
2005 27,946,588 3.07 % 785,178 -151,432 13.8 6.57 140 17.3 % 4,841,176 0.43 % 6,558,176,119 40
2000 24,020,697 3.04 % 667,973-52,834 13.8 6.83 120 14.8 % 3,554,371 0.39 % 6,148,898,975 43
1995 20,680,831 3.29 % 618,840 -242,445 14.3 6.92 104 12.8 % 2,639,817 0.36 % 5,743,219,454 46
1990 17,586,630 3.18 % 509,543 -21,692 14.7 7.04 88 11.0 % 1,931,504 0.33 % 5,316,175,862 46
1985 15,038,915 2.51 % 350,978 -42,995 14.8 7.04 75 8.9 % 1,340,406 0.31 % 4,861,730,613 50
1980 13,284,026 2.52 % 310,613 -106,037 14.8 7.13 66 7.1 % 945,460 0.30 % 4,444,007,706 50
1975 11,730,959 2.60 % 282,749 -47,415 15.0 7.23 59 6.5 % 762,275 0.29 % 4,069,437,231 50
1970 10,317,212 3.16 % 297,631 -25,655 15.4 7.19 52 6.1 % 629,441 0.28 % 3,695,390,336 50
1965 8,829,056 3.00 % 242,262 -3,718 15.3 7.09 44 5.0 % 441,548 0.26 % 3,337,111,983 60
1960 7,617,746 2.90 % 203,192 -7,586 15.9 6.94 38 3.9 % 299,817 0.25 % 3,019,233,434 59
1955 6,601,785 2.80 % 170,230 0 17.2 6.76 33 3.2 % 208,359 0.24 % 2,746,072,141 60
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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Uganda Population Forecast

-29,998
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationUganda
Global Rank
2025 51,284,671 2.92 % 1,376,012 -100,857 16.6 4.13 257 30.1 % 15,430,672 0.63 % 8,191,988,453 30
2030 58,380,262 2.63 % 1,419,118 -47,979 17.7 3.65 292 34.1 % 19,914,432 0.68 % 8,546,141,327 26
2035 65,647,934 2.37 % 1,453,534 -33,474 19.0 3.27 329 38.5 % 25,273,067 0.74 % 8,879,397,401 26
2040 73,014,668 2.15 % 1,473,347 -29,856 20.4 2.97 365 43.1 % 31,490,363 0.79 % 9,188,250,492 22
2045 80,354,860 1.93 % 1,468,038 -29,997 21.9 2.75 402 48.0 % 38,580,183 0.85 % 9,467,543,575 20
2050 87,622,081 1.75 % 1,453,444   23.4 2.57 439 53.3 % 46,663,616 0.90 % 9,709,491,761 20
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).

Uganda Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Uganda
Life Expectancy
63.84 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
29.7
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
40.3
(per 1,000 live births)
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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 Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Uganda (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 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.