Central African Republic population 4,808,688 (live)

The population of Central African Republic is expected to grow by 78,000 in 2018 and reach 4,826,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 30,000 people yearly. On average there are 166,622 births and 60,768 deaths in Central African Republic per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 2.24 percent per year. The population density of Central African Republic has changed from 3.7 in 1980 to 7.4 in 2016.

Current population 4,808,688 people at present (Sunday 21st of October 2018)
Median Age 22.8 years
Life expectancy 53.4 years
Population density 7.6 per km2
Population of Central African Republic from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 4,737,000 78,000 (1.7%) -30,000 22.8 4.72 8 1,941,000 (41.0%)
2017 4,659,000 64,379 (1.4%) -30,000 22.7 4.79 8 1,894,000 (40.6%)
2016 4,594,621 48,521 (1.1%) -30,000 22.6 4.87 7 1,853,103 (40.3%)
2015 4,546,100 30,708 (0.7%) -30,000 22.6 4.94 7 1,820,122 (40.0%)
2010 4,448,525 44,295 (1.0%) -79,226 22.9 5.22 7 1,727,273 (38.8%)
2005 4,127,910 72,874 (1.8%) -25,123 23.1 5.38 7 1,571,330 (38.1%)
2000 3,754,986 78,478 (2.1%) -4,881 23.3 5.50 6 1,413,339 (37.6%)
1995 3,352,767 85,097 (2.5%) 5,000 23.4 5.62 5 1,248,269 (37.2%)
1990 2,939,780 67,112 (2.3%) 10,000 23.5 5.81 5 1,082,574 (36.8%)
1985 2,634,232 68,429 (2.6%) -9,000 23.8 5.94 4 935,995 (35.5%)
1980 2,279,821 61,246 (2.7%) 8,033 24.0 5.95 4 772,267 (33.9%)
1975 2,017,372 41,851 (2.1%) 800 24.3 5.95 3 644,974 (32.0%)
1970 1,828,709 36,489 (2.0%) -4,015 24.7 5.95 3 502,749 (27.5%)
1965 1,648,833 32,317 (2.0%) 2,629 25.1 5.94 3 387,789 (23.5%)
1960 1,503,508 25,719 (1.7%) 2,386 25.5 5.84 2 302,205 (20.1%)

In 2017 the population of Central African Republic was 4,659,000 and the average age decreased from 25.5 in 1960 to 22.7. Urban population has increased from 1,413,339 (37.6%) in 2000 to 1,941,000 (41.0%) in the current year. The population density of Central African Republic has changed from 3.7 in 1980 to 7.4 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 4,921,000 95,000 (1.9%) -5,000 22.9 4.57 8 2,052,000 (41.7%)
2025 5,489,000 122,000 (2.2%) -5,000 23.3 4.20 9 2,404,000 (43.8%)
2030 6,124,000 131,000 (2.1%) -5,000 23.9 3.85 10 2,835,000 (46.3%)
2035 6,798,000 137,000 (2.0%) -5,000 24.6 3.52 11 3,327,000 (49.0%)
2040 7,481,000 137,000 (1.8%) -5,000 25.5 3.22 12 3,861,000 (51.6%)
2045 8,166,000 137,000 (1.7%) -5,000 26.6 2.98 13 4,431,000 (54.3%)
2050 8,851,000 137,000 (1.6%) -5,000 27.7 2.77 14 5,036,000 (56.9%)

Total Central African Republic population should reach 4,921,000 by 2020 and should increase to 8,851,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 67.4 (64.7 years for male and 70.2 years for females). Population density will go up to 14.2 people per square kilometer.

Central African Republic demographics 2017

The population growth rate is 1.67% (64,379 residents, including 62,555 deaths). The demographics of Central African Republic constitutes of 2,401,000 women and 2,337,000 men, which means there are 973 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 54.5% of population (2,580,718) is 19 or younger, 41.9% of population (1,982,908) is between age 20 and 64 and 3.7% of population (173,848) is over 65.

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