Africa population 1,306,855,329 (live)

The population of Africa is expected to grow by 31,544,000 in 2018 and reach 1,312,995,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 466,438 people yearly.

Current population 1,306,855,329 people at present (Monday 22nd of October 2018)
Median Age 23.8 years
Population of Africa from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 1,280,981,000 31,544,000 (2.5%) -466,438 23.8 536,394,000 (41.9%)
2017 1,249,437,000 31,075,157 (2.5%) -466,438 23.7 517,576,000 (41.4%)
2016 1,218,361,843 30,748,966 (2.5%) -466,438 23.7 499,253,385 (41.0%)
2015 1,187,612,877 30,229,699 (2.6%) -466,438 23.6 481,321,948 (40.5%)
2010 1,047,318,235 26,679,177 (2.6%) -652,979 23.3 400,722,027 (38.3%)
2005 922,132,671 22,704,855 (2.5%) -668,482 23.1 334,141,798 (36.2%)
2000 815,529,980 19,690,083 (2.4%) -436,639 22.9 280,986,404 (34.5%)
1995 721,195,346 18,068,138 (2.5%) -498,430 22.6 238,137,402 (33.0%)
1990 632,873,640 16,917,494 (2.7%) -74,563 22.4 197,530,616 (31.2%)
1985 551,230,460 15,314,574 (2.8%) -350,295 22.3 158,968,567 (28.8%)
1980 478,605,250 13,256,548 (2.8%) -347,495 22.4 127,476,088 (26.6%)
1975 416,773,627 11,025,326 (2.7%) -369,818 22.5 102,396,527 (24.6%)
1970 365,542,022 9,280,709 (2.5%) -451,049 22.7 82,050,307 (22.4%)
1965 321,865,821 7,935,994 (2.5%) -228,591 22.9 65,925,337 (20.5%)
1960 284,683,789 6,936,787 (2.4%) -190,887 23.1 52,684,688 (18.5%)

In 2017 the population of Africa was 1,249,437,000 and the average age increased from 23.1 in 1960 to 23.7. Urban population has increased from 280,986,404 (34.5%) in 2000 to 536,394,000 (41.9%) in the current year.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 1,345,471,000 32,476,000 (2.4%) -450,843 24.0 575,532,000 (42.8%)
2025 1,514,634,000 34,764,000 (2.3%) -476,056 24.6 682,211,000 (45.0%)
2030 1,695,567,000 37,146,000 (2.2%) -483,823 25.3 802,046,000 (47.3%)
2035 1,888,345,000 39,450,000 (2.1%) -483,646 26.0 935,172,000 (49.5%)
2040 2,091,463,000 41,325,000 (2.0%) -484,517 26.7 1,081,606,000 (51.7%)
2045 2,302,099,000 42,583,000 (1.9%) -485,417 27.5 1,241,830,000 (53.9%)
2050 2,517,307,000 43,296,000 (1.7%) -485,417 28.3 1,414,648,000 (56.2%)

Total Africa population should reach 1,345,471,000 by 2020 and should increase to 2,517,307,000 people by year 2050.

Africa demographics 2017

The demographics of Africa constitutes of 641,155,000 women and 639,829,000 men, which means there are 998 men per 1000 women.