Chad population 16,948,575 (live)

The population of Chad is expected to grow by 481,000 in 2021 and reach 17,256,000 in 2022. The population density of Chad has changed from 3.6 in 1980 to 12.6 in 2019.

Current population 16,948,575 people at present (Sunday 16th of May 2021)
Median Age 21.0 years
Population density 13.3 per km2
Population of Chad from 1960 to 2021 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2021 16,766,000 481,000 (2.9%) 21.0 13 3,959,000 (23.6%)
2020 16,285,000 471,000 (2.9%) 21.0 5.55 13 3,807,000 (23.4%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) 2,000 20.9 5.65 13 3,663,000 (23.2%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) 2,000 20.8 5.75 12 3,526,000 (23.0%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) 2,000 20.7 5.85 12 3,395,000 (22.8%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) 2,000 20.7 5.95 11 3,268,876 (22.6%)
2015 14,009,413 439,975 (3.1%) 2,000 20.6 6.05 11 3,148,055 (22.5%)
2010 11,887,202 384,416 (3.2%) 20,000 20.5 6.59 9 2,613,164 (22.0%)
2005 10,067,009 356,966 (3.6%) 15,000 20.5 7.07 8 2,194,709 (21.8%)
2000 8,342,559 300,713 (3.6%) 43,793 20.7 7.35 7 1,805,079 (21.6%)
1995 7,000,722 228,589 (3.3%) 13,889 21.1 7.43 6 1,503,265 (21.5%)
1990 5,956,859 188,773 (3.2%) -2,075 21.6 7.31 5 1,239,682 (20.8%)
1985 5,091,535 137,489 (2.7%) 284 22.0 7.12 4 1,007,055 (19.8%)
1980 4,512,042 91,326 (2.0%) -26,249 22.6 6.96 4 847,677 (18.8%)
1975 4,087,948 88,436 (2.2%) -35,100 23.1 6.78 3 636,330 (15.6%)
1970 3,643,549 75,173 (2.1%) -9,810 23.7 6.53 3 421,486 (11.6%)
1965 3,309,573 63,068 (1.9%) -8,190 24.0 6.34 3 278,203 (8.4%)
1960 3,001,593 58,762 (1.9%) -1,000 24.4 6.25 2 200,957 (6.7%)

In 2020 the population of Chad was 16,285,000 and the average age decreased from 24.4 in 1960 to 21.0. Urban population has increased from 1,805,079 (21.6%) in 2000 to 3,959,000 (23.6%) in the current year. The population density of Chad has changed from 3.6 in 1980 to 12.6 in 2019.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 0 0 (0.0%) 21.0 5.55 13 3,807,000 (23.4%)
2025 18,776,000 515,000 (2.7%) -2,000 21.4 5.08 15 4,644,000 (24.7%)
2030 21,460,000 551,000 (2.6%) -2,000 22.1 4.65 17 5,701,000 (26.6%)
2035 24,317,000 584,000 (2.4%) -2,000 22.8 4.26 19 7,029,000 (28.9%)
2040 27,321,000 611,000 (2.2%) -2,000 23.6 3.92 22 8,614,000 (31.5%)
2045 30,439,000 631,000 (2.1%) -2,000 24.5 3.63 24 10,432,000 (34.3%)
2050 33,636,000 644,000 (1.9%) -2,000 25.5 3.37 27 12,486,000 (37.1%)

The life expectancy at birth should reach 63.2 (61.5 years for male and 65.1 years for females). Population density will go up to 26.7 people per square kilometer.

Chad demographics 2020

The population growth rate is 2.95% (471,000 residents, including 193,946 deaths). The demographics of Chad constitutes of 8,371,000 women and 8,395,000 men, which means there are 1,003 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 57.3% of population (9,600,212) is 19 or younger, 40.2% of population (6,738,255) is between age 20 and 64 and 2.5% of population (425,856) is over 65.

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