Afghanistan population 37,176,934 (live)

The population of Afghanistan is expected to grow by 843,000 in 2018 and reach 37,209,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 60,000 people yearly. On average there are 1,160,619 births and 235,959 deaths in Afghanistan per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 2.54 percent per year. The population density of Afghanistan has changed from 20.3 in 1980 to 53.1 in 2016.

Current population 37,176,934 people at present (Monday 17th of December 2018)
Median Age 22.3 years
Life expectancy 64.4 years
Population density 55.7 per km2
Population of Afghanistan from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 36,373,000 843,000 (2.3%) -60,000 22.3 4.34 56 10,191,000 (28.0%)
2017 35,530,000 873,968 (2.5%) -60,000 22.1 4.50 54 9,796,000 (27.6%)
2016 34,656,032 919,538 (2.7%) -60,000 21.9 4.65 53 9,402,875 (27.1%)
2015 33,736,494 978,474 (2.9%) -60,000 21.7 4.80 52 9,008,656 (26.7%)
2010 28,803,167 798,836 (2.8%) 89,601 20.9 5.82 44 7,111,214 (24.7%)
2005 25,070,798 951,819 (3.8%) -155,499 20.6 6.83 38 5,739,959 (22.9%)
2000 20,093,756 690,080 (3.4%) 185,824 20.5 7.49 31 4,276,353 (21.3%)
1995 17,099,541 926,822 (5.4%) -75,895 20.8 7.61 26 3,378,356 (19.8%)
1990 12,249,114 471,505 (3.9%) 465,495 20.6 7.47 19 2,243,548 (18.3%)
1985 11,783,050 -264,065 (-2.2%) -296,837 20.9 7.46 18 1,998,170 (17.0%)
1980 13,248,370 -58,325 (-0.4%) -663,660 21.6 7.45 20 2,077,477 (15.7%)
1975 12,590,286 268,745 (2.1%) -218,492 22.0 7.45 19 1,710,139 (13.6%)
1970 11,126,123 271,695 (2.4%) -4,000 22.3 7.45 17 1,282,731 (11.5%)
1965 9,938,414 207,053 (2.1%) -4,000 22.7 7.45 15 968,995 (9.8%)
1960 8,996,351 170,413 (1.9%) -4,000 23.0 7.45 14 739,590 (8.2%)

In 2017 the population of Afghanistan was 35,530,000 and the average age decreased from 23.0 in 1960 to 22.1. Urban population has increased from 4,276,353 (21.3%) in 2000 to 10,191,000 (28.0%) in the current year. The population density of Afghanistan has changed from 20.3 in 1980 to 53.1 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 38,055,000 846,000 (2.2%) -60,000 22.7 4.04 58 11,012,000 (28.9%)
2025 42,388,000 868,000 (2.1%) -60,000 23.8 3.43 65 13,303,000 (31.4%)
2030 46,700,000 857,000 (1.8%) -60,000 25.0 2.98 72 15,876,000 (34.0%)
2035 50,908,000 829,000 (1.6%) -60,000 26.3 2.68 78 18,693,000 (36.7%)
2040 54,914,000 780,000 (1.4%) -60,000 27.7 2.45 84 21,707,000 (39.5%)
2045 58,614,000 711,000 (1.2%) -60,000 29.2 2.27 90 24,858,000 (42.4%)
2050 61,928,000 631,000 (1.0%) -60,000 30.8 2.13 95 28,080,000 (45.3%)

Total Afghanistan population should reach 38,055,000 by 2020 and should increase to 61,928,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 71.3 (69.3 years for male and 73.5 years for females). Population density will go up to 94.9 people per square kilometer.

Afghanistan demographics 2017

The population growth rate is 2.37% (873,968 residents, including 234,912 deaths). The demographics of Afghanistan constitutes of 17,638,000 women and 18,735,000 men, which means there are 1,062 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 54.6% of population (19,841,472) is 19 or younger, 42.9% of population (15,585,831) is between age 20 and 64 and 2.6% of population (949,335) is over 65.

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