Botswana population 2,366,945 (live)

The population of Botswana is expected to grow by 41,000 in 2018 and reach 2,375,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) increases population by 3,000 people yearly. On average there are 52,843 births and 14,879 deaths in Botswana per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 1.63 percent per year. The population density of Botswana has changed from 1.8 in 1980 to 4.0 in 2016.

Current population 2,366,945 people at present (Monday 22nd of October 2018)
Median Age 27.3 years
Life expectancy 67.8 years
Population density 4.1 per km2
Population of Botswana from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 2,333,000 41,000 (1.8%) 3,000 27.3 2.64 4 1,359,000 (58.3%)
2017 2,292,000 41,740 (1.8%) 3,000 27.1 2.69 4 1,329,000 (58.0%)
2016 2,250,260 41,063 (1.8%) 3,000 26.9 2.73 4 1,298,625 (57.7%)
2015 2,209,197 40,624 (1.8%) 3,000 26.7 2.77 4 1,269,051 (57.4%)
2010 2,014,866 34,984 (1.7%) 3,000 25.7 2.88 4 1,133,060 (56.2%)
2005 1,855,852 26,522 (1.4%) 3,746 24.7 2.99 3 1,022,073 (55.1%)
2000 1,728,340 28,478 (1.7%) 4,256 23.8 3.39 3 919,805 (53.2%)
1995 1,569,094 36,472 (2.3%) 4,909 22.9 3.95 3 768,558 (49.0%)
1990 1,377,912 38,288 (2.8%) 3,573 21.9 4.54 2 577,800 (41.9%)
1985 1,189,114 37,822 (3.2%) 1,161 21.1 5.45 2 317,779 (26.7%)
1980 1,001,158 36,992 (3.7%) 120 21.0 6.21 2 164,981 (16.5%)
1975 825,840 29,745 (3.6%) 2,969 20.9 6.47 1 98,143 (11.9%)
1970 695,597 21,957 (3.2%) 465 21.1 6.65 1 54,493 (7.8%)
1965 597,190 16,391 (2.7%) -1,204 21.5 6.69 1 22,926 (3.8%)
1960 524,552 12,697 (2.4%) -3,000 22.2 6.62 1 16,051 (3.1%)

In 2017 the population of Botswana was 2,292,000 and the average age increased from 22.2 in 1960 to 27.1. Urban population has increased from 919,805 (53.2%) in 2000 to 1,359,000 (58.3%) in the current year. The population density of Botswana has changed from 1.8 in 1980 to 4.0 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 2,416,000 41,000 (1.7%) 3,000 27.9 2.56 4 1,422,000 (58.9%)
2025 2,614,000 38,000 (1.5%) 3,000 29.2 2.40 5 1,580,000 (60.5%)
2030 2,800,000 36,000 (1.3%) 3,000 30.5 2.26 5 1,743,000 (62.2%)
2035 2,975,000 34,000 (1.1%) 3,000 32.0 2.15 5 1,907,000 (64.1%)
2040 3,138,000 32,000 (1.0%) 3,000 33.4 2.06 6 2,073,000 (66.1%)
2045 3,288,000 29,000 (0.9%) 3,000 34.6 1.98 6 2,236,000 (68.0%)
2050 3,421,000 25,000 (0.7%) 3,000 35.9 1.92 6 2,390,000 (69.9%)

Total Botswana population should reach 2,416,000 by 2020 and should increase to 3,421,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 75.1 (72.8 years for male and 77.4 years for females). Population density will go up to 6.0 people per square kilometer.

Botswana demographics 2017

The population growth rate is 1.79% (41,740 residents, including 15,318 deaths). The demographics of Botswana constitutes of 1,180,000 women and 1,154,000 men, which means there are 978 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 40.4% of population (942,532) is 19 or younger, 55.5% of population (1,295,048) is between age 20 and 64 and 4.0% of population (94,020) is over 65.

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