Cabo Verde population 559,731 (live)

The population of Cabo Verde is expected to grow by 7,000 in 2018 and reach 560,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 1,478 people yearly. On average there are 11,259 births and 2,968 deaths in Cape Verde per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 1.50 percent per year. The population density of Cape Verde has changed from 71.1 in 1980 to 133.9 in 2016.

Current population 559,731 people at present (Monday 17th of December 2018)
Median Age 27.9 years
Life expectancy 73.0 years
Population density 137.3 per km2
Population of Cabo Verde from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 553,000 7,000 (1.3%) -1,478 27.9 2.27 137 373,000 (67.4%)
2017 546,000 6,440 (1.2%) -1,478 27.6 2.31 136 365,000 (66.8%)
2016 539,560 6,647 (1.2%) -1,478 27.4 2.34 134 357,119 (66.2%)
2015 532,913 6,476 (1.2%) -1,478 27.2 2.37 132 349,197 (65.5%)
2010 502,384 5,421 (1.1%) -2,210 26.1 2.67 125 310,639 (61.8%)
2005 474,567 6,903 (1.5%) -3,525 24.6 3.13 118 273,773 (57.7%)
2000 435,079 8,794 (2.0%) -1,972 23.2 3.76 108 232,484 (53.4%)
1995 389,127 9,971 (2.6%) -1,088 22.5 4.54 97 189,769 (48.8%)
1990 341,883 6,699 (2.0%) -1,275 22.2 5.31 85 150,839 (44.1%)
1985 315,069 5,672 (1.8%) -5,551 22.0 5.88 78 99,247 (31.5%)
1980 286,657 4,242 (1.5%) -4,063 21.9 6.38 71 67,416 (23.5%)
1975 272,423 131 (0.1%) -5,596 22.4 6.77 68 58,350 (21.4%)
1970 270,198 5,289 (2.0%) -6,981 22.4 6.94 67 52,848 (19.6%)
1965 231,428 7,582 (3.3%) 853 23.6 6.99 57 41,826 (18.1%)
1960 202,310 3,646 (1.8%) -233 25.1 6.89 50 33,743 (16.7%)

In 2017 the population of Cape Verde was 546,000 and the average age increased from 25.1 in 1960 to 27.6. Urban population has increased from 232,484 (53.4%) in 2000 to 373,000 (67.4%) in the current year. The population density of Cape Verde has changed from 71.1 in 1980 to 133.9 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 567,000 7,000 (1.2%) -1,244 28.3 2.20 141 389,000 (68.6%)
2025 602,000 7,000 (1.2%) -932 29.8 2.07 149 428,000 (71.0%)
2030 635,000 6,000 (0.9%) -700 31.3 1.97 158 463,000 (73.0%)
2035 665,000 5,000 (0.8%) -525 32.9 1.89 165 495,000 (74.4%)
2040 692,000 5,000 (0.7%) -393 34.7 1.83 172 522,000 (75.5%)
2045 715,000 4,000 (0.6%) -295 36.3 1.78 177 547,000 (76.5%)
2050 734,000 3,000 (0.4%) -295 37.7 1.75 182 569,000 (77.6%)

Total Cape Verde population should reach 567,000 by 2020 and should increase to 734,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 78.3 (76.3 years for male and 80.5 years for females). Population density will go up to 182.2 people per square kilometer.

Cabo Verde demographics 2017

The population growth rate is 1.28% (6,440 residents, including 2,982 deaths). The demographics of Cape Verde constitutes of 277,000 women and 276,000 men, which means there are 996 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 39.9% of population (220,868) is 19 or younger, 55.5% of population (306,970) is between age 20 and 64 and 4.5% of population (25,051) is over 65.

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