Democratic Republic of the Congo population 86,616,096 (live)

The population of Democratic Republic of the Congo is expected to grow by 2,665,000 in 2018 and reach 86,728,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) increases population by 23,861 people yearly. On average there are 3,459,981 births and 795,225 deaths in Democratic Republic of the Congo per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 3.17 percent per year. The population density of Democratic Republic of the Congo has changed from 11.6 in 1980 to 34.7 in 2016.

Current population 86,616,096 people at present (Sunday 16th of December 2018)
Median Age 21.7 years
Life expectancy 60.4 years
Population density 37.1 per km2
Population of Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 84,005,000 2,665,000 (3.2%) 23,861 21.7 5.91 37 37,015,000 (44.1%)
2017 81,340,000 2,603,847 (3.2%) 23,861 21.7 6.01 36 35,413,000 (43.5%)
2016 78,736,153 2,539,534 (3.2%) 23,861 21.7 6.11 35 33,868,356 (43.0%)
2015 76,196,619 2,473,759 (3.3%) 23,861 21.7 6.20 34 32,378,991 (42.5%)
2010 64,523,263 2,113,828 (3.3%) 3,012 21.7 6.54 28 25,768,656 (39.9%)
2005 54,751,476 1,717,259 (3.1%) -8,685 21.8 6.69 24 20,519,758 (37.5%)
2000 47,076,387 1,177,720 (2.5%) -48,313 21.9 6.75 21 16,534,169 (35.1%)
1995 41,595,744 1,322,043 (3.2%) -201,277 22.0 6.78 18 13,659,210 (32.8%)
1990 34,614,581 1,149,140 (3.3%) 260,481 22.1 6.75 15 10,603,485 (30.6%)
1985 29,883,446 761,972 (2.6%) 14,903 22.2 6.66 13 8,520,667 (28.5%)
1980 26,357,462 695,578 (2.6%) -89,372 22.3 6.54 12 7,135,492 (27.1%)
1975 22,902,319 621,396 (2.7%) 20,137 22.4 6.38 10 5,913,608 (25.8%)
1970 20,009,935 551,031 (2.8%) 5,490 22.5 6.22 9 4,924,045 (24.6%)
1965 17,369,883 465,960 (2.7%) 48,382 22.5 6.09 8 4,070,458 (23.4%)
1960 15,248,251 389,482 (2.5%) 24,530 22.6 6.00 7 3,400,360 (22.3%)

In 2017 the population of Democratic Republic of the Congo was 81,340,000 and the average age decreased from 22.6 in 1960 to 21.7. Urban population has increased from 16,534,169 (35.1%) in 2000 to 37,015,000 (44.1%) in the current year. The population density of Democratic Republic of the Congo has changed from 11.6 in 1980 to 34.7 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 89,505,000 2,777,000 (3.1%) 21.8 5.72 40 40,383,000 (45.1%)
2025 104,221,000 3,061,000 (2.9%) -15,000 22.2 5.22 46 49,782,000 (47.8%)
2030 120,443,000 3,367,000 (2.8%) -15,000 22.7 4.74 53 60,661,000 (50.4%)
2035 138,153,000 3,651,000 (2.6%) -15,000 23.3 4.29 61 73,112,000 (52.9%)
2040 157,114,000 3,874,000 (2.5%) -15,000 24.0 3.89 69 87,137,000 (55.5%)
2045 176,961,000 4,026,000 (2.3%) -15,000 24.8 3.54 78 102,590,000 (58.0%)
2050 197,404,000 4,126,000 (2.1%) -15,000 25.8 3.24 87 119,319,000 (60.4%)

Total Democratic Republic of the Congo population should reach 89,505,000 by 2020 and should increase to 197,404,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 70.6 (68.4 years for male and 72.9 years for females). Population density will go up to 87.1 people per square kilometer.

Democratic Republic of the Congo demographics 2017

The population growth rate is 3.28% (2,603,847 residents, including 783,173 deaths). The demographics of Democratic Republic of the Congo constitutes of 42,085,000 women and 41,920,000 men, which means there are 996 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 56.6% of population (47,530,029) is 19 or younger, 40.4% of population (33,938,020) is between age 20 and 64 and 3.0% of population (2,536,951) is over 65.

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