Yemen Population (LIVE)

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Yemen Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Yemen is 34,961,017 as of Saturday, March 2, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Yemen 2023 population is estimated at 34,449,825 people at mid year.
  • Yemen population is equivalent to 0.43% of the total world population.
  • Yemen ranks number 44 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Yemen is 65 per Km2 (169 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 527,970 Km2 (203,850 sq. miles)
  • 37.3 % of the population is urban (12,841,267 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Yemen is 19.0 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 Yemen (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationYemen
Global Rank
2024 35,219,853 2.24 % 770,028 -29,350 19.3 3.57 67 37.8 % 13,317,380 0.43 % 8,118,835,999 44
2023 34,449,825 2.24 % 753,211 -29,914 19.0 3.64 65 37.3 % 12,841,267 0.43 % 8,045,311,447 44
2022 33,696,614 2.17 % 714,973 -29,998 18.8 3.72 64 36.7 % 12,373,691 0.42 % 7,975,105,156 46
2020 32,284,046 2.34 % 737,355 -86,100 18.5 3.89 61 35.5 % 11,465,414 0.41 % 7,840,952,880 46
2015 28,516,545 2.88 % 754,520 -38,355 17.6 4.32 54 32.8 % 9,360,571 0.38 % 7,426,597,537 47
2010 24,743,946 3.02 % 684,655 -25,573 16.5 4.86 47 30.3 % 7,501,186 0.35 % 6,985,603,105 48
2005 21,320,671 2.74 % 538,394 -51,360 15.2 5.58 40 27.9 % 5,955,824 0.33 % 6,558,176,119 50
2000 18,628,700 2.96 % 505,072-87,753 14.2 6.32 35 25.2 % 4,695,121 0.30 % 6,148,898,975 53
1995 16,103,339 3.78 % 545,644 -55,482 13.6 7.53 31 22.6 % 3,640,249 0.28 % 5,743,219,454 54
1990 13,375,121 3.92 % 467,641 -15,868 13.6 8.61 25 18.9 % 2,523,689 0.25 % 5,316,175,862 54
1985 11,036,918 3.70 % 366,396 -14,678 14.0 8.86 21 16.4 % 1,809,366 0.23 % 4,861,730,613 56
1980 9,204,938 3.22 % 269,856 -26,773 14.9 8.71 17 14.6 % 1,342,619 0.21 % 4,444,007,706 64
1975 7,855,657 2.80 % 202,410 -23,214 16.1 8.40 15 12.9 % 1,013,953 0.19 % 4,069,437,231 66
1970 6,843,607 2.34 % 149,262 -20,982 17.3 8.24 13 12.0 % 823,777 0.19 % 3,695,390,336 67
1965 6,097,298 1.93 % 110,968 -18,968 18.1 8.07 12 10.2 % 622,252 0.18 % 3,337,111,983 67
1960 5,542,459 1.71 % 90,171 -17,145 18.4 7.94 10 8.5 % 470,664 0.18 % 3,019,233,434 67
1955 5,091,603 1.56 % 75,759 -15,503 18.3 7.89 10 6.8 % 347,047 0.19 % 2,746,072,141 67
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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Yemen Population Forecast

-19,999
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationYemen
Global Rank
2025 36,000,452 2.20 % 743,281 -28,498 19.5 3.49 68 38.3 % 13,801,674 0.44 % 8,191,988,453 44
2030 39,923,245 2.09 % 784,559 -26,998 20.8 3.20 76 40.9 % 16,329,898 0.47 % 8,546,141,327 42
2035 43,861,748 1.90 % 787,701 -23,499 22.2 2.94 83 43.3 % 19,006,748 0.49 % 8,879,397,401 39
2040 47,790,708 1.73 % 785,792 -19,999 23.7 2.75 91 45.7 % 21,832,866 0.52 % 9,188,250,492 39
2045 51,644,122 1.56 % 770,683 -19,999 25.2 2.56 98 47.9 % 24,732,671 0.55 % 9,467,543,575 37
2050 55,296,331 1.38 % 730,442   26.7 2.42 105 50.0 % 27,630,164 0.57 % 9,709,491,761 36
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).

Yemen Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Yemen
Life Expectancy
64.52 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
45.4
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
60.2
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Yemen

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Sanaa 1,937,451
2 Al Hudaydah 617,871
3 Ta`izz 615,222
4 Aden 550,602
5 Mukalla 258,132
6 Ibb 234,837
7 Dhamar 160,114
8 'Amran 90,792
9 Sayyan 69,404
10 Zabid 52,590
11 Sa'dah 51,870
12 Bajil 48,218
13 Hajjah 43,549
14 Dhi as Sufal 37,997
15 Al Bayda 37,821
16 Ataq 37,315
17 Bayt al Faqih 34,204
18 Yarim 33,050
19 Sahar 31,859
20 Lahij 23,375
21 Zinjibar 19,879
22 Al Hazm 18,241
23 Ma'rib 16,794

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Yemen (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 Yemen 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.