Burkina Faso population 20,212,685 (live)

The population of Burkina Faso is expected to grow by 559,000 in 2018 and reach 20,322,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 25,000 people yearly. On average there are 750,070 births and 161,291 deaths in Burkina Faso per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 2.98 percent per year. The population density of Burkina Faso has changed from 24.9 in 1980 to 68.2 in 2016.

Current population 20,212,685 people at present (Monday 22nd of October 2018)
Median Age 21.6 years
Life expectancy 61.1 years
Population density 72.2 per km2
Population of Burkina Faso from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 19,752,000 559,000 (2.8%) -25,000 21.6 5.19 72 6,385,000 (32.3%)
2017 19,193,000 546,567 (2.9%) -25,000 21.5 5.27 70 6,048,000 (31.5%)
2016 18,646,433 535,809 (2.9%) -25,000 21.4 5.35 68 5,722,217 (30.7%)
2015 18,110,624 524,647 (2.9%) -25,000 21.4 5.44 66 5,407,651 (29.9%)
2010 15,605,217 464,118 (3.0%) -25,000 21.1 5.87 57 4,005,079 (25.7%)
2005 13,421,930 391,361 (2.9%) -25,000 21.0 6.27 49 2,890,681 (21.5%)
2000 11,607,942 325,241 (2.8%) -25,000 21.0 6.59 42 2,071,321 (17.8%)
1995 10,089,878 273,290 (2.7%) -27,500 21.2 6.84 37 1,526,699 (15.1%)
1990 8,811,034 231,211 (2.6%) -30,000 21.4 7.01 32 1,217,244 (13.8%)
1985 7,727,907 196,665 (2.5%) -36,740 21.7 7.14 28 953,160 (12.3%)
1980 6,822,843 151,187 (2.2%) -43,480 22.1 7.13 25 600,751 (8.8%)
1975 6,154,545 114,504 (1.9%) -43,480 22.6 6.86 22 390,629 (6.3%)
1970 5,624,600 96,426 (1.7%) -34,053 22.9 6.62 21 323,190 (5.7%)
1965 5,174,870 75,980 (1.5%) -28,945 23.2 6.45 19 268,990 (5.2%)
1960 4,829,288 65,292 (1.3%) -28,945 23.3 6.29 18 226,977 (4.7%)

In 2017 the population of Burkina Faso was 19,193,000 and the average age decreased from 23.3 in 1960 to 21.5. Urban population has increased from 2,071,321 (17.8%) in 2000 to 6,385,000 (32.3%) in the current year. The population density of Burkina Faso has changed from 24.9 in 1980 to 68.2 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 20,903,000 581,000 (2.8%) -25,000 21.8 5.03 76 7,092,000 (33.9%)
2025 23,991,000 642,000 (2.7%) -25,000 22.4 4.65 88 9,045,000 (37.7%)
2030 27,382,000 701,000 (2.6%) -25,000 23.0 4.29 100 11,232,000 (41.0%)
2035 31,053,000 755,000 (2.4%) -25,000 23.7 3.97 114 13,600,000 (43.8%)
2040 34,954,000 796,000 (2.3%) -25,000 24.5 3.68 128 16,263,000 (46.5%)
2045 39,024,000 824,000 (2.1%) -25,000 25.4 3.43 143 19,231,000 (49.3%)
2050 43,207,000 844,000 (2.0%) -25,000 26.2 3.22 158 22,483,000 (52.0%)

Total Burkina Faso population should reach 20,903,000 by 2020 and should increase to 43,207,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 69.8 (68.2 years for male and 71.4 years for females). Population density will go up to 157.9 people per square kilometer.

Burkina Faso demographics 2017

The population growth rate is 2.91% (546,567 residents, including 160,371 deaths). The demographics of Burkina Faso constitutes of 9,895,000 women and 9,857,000 men, which means there are 996 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 55.9% of population (11,039,393) is 19 or younger, 41.7% of population (8,234,609) is between age 20 and 64 and 2.4% of population (477,998) is over 65.

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