Cameroon population 25,191,219 (live)

The population of Cameroon is expected to grow by 624,000 in 2018 and reach 25,313,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 4,800 people yearly. On average there are 870,980 births and 236,312 deaths in Cameroon per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 2.57 percent per year. The population density of Cameroon has changed from 18.2 in 1980 to 49.6 in 2016.

Current population 25,191,219 people at present (Monday 22nd of October 2018)
Median Age 22.7 years
Life expectancy 59.1 years
Population density 52.2 per km2
Population of Cameroon from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 24,678,000 624,000 (2.5%) -4,800 22.7 4.58 52 13,828,000 (56.0%)
2017 24,054,000 614,811 (2.6%) -4,800 22.6 4.64 51 13,347,000 (55.5%)
2016 23,439,189 604,667 (2.6%) -4,800 22.5 4.71 50 12,877,022 (54.9%)
2015 22,834,522 594,618 (2.6%) -4,800 22.5 4.78 48 12,417,641 (54.4%)
2010 19,970,495 537,954 (2.7%) -7,200 22.2 5.11 42 10,288,000 (51.5%)
2005 17,420,795 461,714 (2.7%) -10,800 22.1 5.35 37 8,456,228 (48.5%)
2000 15,274,234 382,343 (2.5%) -10,800 22.1 5.58 32 6,956,192 (45.5%)
1995 13,460,994 351,334 (2.6%) -9,600 22.0 5.98 28 5,730,749 (42.6%)
1990 11,715,218 343,058 (2.9%) -9,600 22.1 6.44 25 4,645,904 (39.7%)
1985 10,050,023 307,760 (3.1%) -3,900 22.5 6.70 21 3,641,324 (36.2%)
1980 8,618,354 253,519 (2.9%) -3,300 23.0 6.63 18 2,751,065 (31.9%)
1975 7,457,362 202,894 (2.7%) 23.4 6.41 16 2,035,263 (27.3%)
1970 6,527,635 163,066 (2.5%) -500 23.8 6.20 14 1,325,110 (20.3%)
1965 5,777,834 131,518 (2.3%) -200 24.2 5.95 12 975,298 (16.9%)
1960 5,176,268 108,963 (2.1%) 24.4 5.65 11 721,416 (13.9%)

In 2017 the population of Cameroon was 24,054,000 and the average age decreased from 24.4 in 1960 to 22.6. Urban population has increased from 6,956,192 (45.5%) in 2000 to 13,828,000 (56.0%) in the current year. The population density of Cameroon has changed from 18.2 in 1980 to 49.6 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 25,958,000 645,000 (2.5%) -4,800 22.9 4.44 55 14,823,000 (57.1%)
2025 29,339,000 697,000 (2.4%) -4,800 23.5 4.14 62 17,498,000 (59.6%)
2030 32,980,000 750,000 (2.3%) -4,800 24.3 3.87 70 20,433,000 (62.0%)
2035 36,884,000 801,000 (2.2%) -4,800 25.1 3.63 78 23,623,000 (64.0%)
2040 41,021,000 845,000 (2.1%) -4,800 25.9 3.43 87 27,107,000 (66.1%)
2045 45,351,000 879,000 (1.9%) -4,800 26.8 3.25 96 30,863,000 (68.1%)
2050 49,817,000 902,000 (1.8%) -4,800 27.7 3.09 105 34,855,000 (70.0%)

Total Cameroon population should reach 25,958,000 by 2020 and should increase to 49,817,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 70.6 (68.7 years for male and 72.7 years for females). Population density will go up to 105.4 people per square kilometer.

Cameroon demographics 2017

The population growth rate is 2.59% (614,811 residents, including 236,515 deaths). The demographics of Cameroon constitutes of 12,325,000 women and 12,353,000 men, which means there are 1,002 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 53.1% of population (13,101,550) is 19 or younger, 43.8% of population (10,799,093) is between age 20 and 64 and 3.2% of population (784,760) is over 65.

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