Gambia population 2,215,726 (live)

The population of Gambia is expected to grow by 63,000 in 2018 and reach 2,228,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 2,600 people yearly. On average there are 83,201 births and 16,948 deaths in Gambia per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 3.06 percent per year. The population density of Gambia has changed from 59.7 in 1980 to 201.4 in 2016.

Current population 2,215,726 people at present (Monday 22nd of October 2018)
Median Age 21.5 years
Life expectancy 61.6 years
Population density 213.8 per km2
Population of Gambia from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 2,164,000 63,000 (2.9%) -2,600 21.5 5.28 214 1,327,000 (61.3%)
2017 2,101,000 62,499 (3.0%) -2,600 21.4 5.35 208 1,277,000 (60.8%)
2016 2,038,501 60,911 (3.0%) -2,600 21.3 5.42 201 1,227,667 (60.2%)
2015 1,977,590 59,738 (3.0%) -2,600 21.3 5.49 195 1,179,276 (59.6%)
2010 1,692,149 52,589 (3.1%) -2,695 21.1 5.71 167 952,629 (56.3%)
2005 1,444,204 45,631 (3.2%) -2,748 21.0 5.84 143 755,925 (52.3%)
2000 1,231,844 36,424 (3.0%) -2,748 21.0 5.95 122 589,659 (47.9%)
1995 1,066,223 29,394 (2.8%) -5,284 21.0 6.04 105 462,336 (43.4%)
1990 916,808 35,670 (3.9%) -2,960 21.0 6.11 91 351,247 (38.3%)
1985 732,096 30,992 (4.2%) 9,678 21.2 6.22 72 241,731 (33.0%)
1980 604,369 19,212 (3.2%) 3,895 21.8 6.34 60 171,725 (28.4%)
1975 521,070 15,558 (3.0%) -676 22.4 6.29 51 127,277 (24.4%)
1970 447,285 11,487 (2.6%) 1,878 23.1 6.09 44 87,203 (19.5%)
1965 400,861 6,308 (1.6%) 24 23.4 5.83 40 58,257 (14.5%)
1960 367,928 8,809 (2.3%) -646 23.3 5.57 36 44,626 (12.1%)

In 2017 the population of Gambia was 2,101,000 and the average age decreased from 23.3 in 1960 to 21.4. Urban population has increased from 589,659 (47.9%) in 2000 to 1,327,000 (61.3%) in the current year. The population density of Gambia has changed from 59.7 in 1980 to 201.4 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 2,293,000 65,000 (2.8%) -2,600 21.7 5.14 227 1,430,000 (62.3%)
2025 2,636,000 71,000 (2.7%) -2,600 22.3 4.76 260 1,699,000 (64.4%)
2030 3,001,000 75,000 (2.5%) -2,600 23.0 4.36 297 1,980,000 (66.0%)
2035 3,383,000 77,000 (2.3%) -2,600 23.8 3.97 334 2,279,000 (67.3%)
2040 3,777,000 79,000 (2.1%) -2,600 24.6 3.61 373 2,594,000 (68.7%)
2045 4,173,000 79,000 (1.9%) -2,600 25.6 3.28 412 2,921,000 (70.0%)
2050 4,562,000 77,000 (1.7%) -2,600 26.7 3.00 451 3,252,000 (71.3%)

Total Gambia population should reach 2,293,000 by 2020 and should increase to 4,562,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 66.7 (64.7 years for male and 68.8 years for females). Population density will go up to 450.8 people per square kilometer.

Gambia demographics 2017

The population growth rate is 3.00% (62,499 residents, including 16,468 deaths). The demographics of Gambia constitutes of 1,093,000 women and 1,071,000 men, which means there are 980 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 56.0% of population (1,210,758) is 19 or younger, 41.6% of population (899,142) is between age 20 and 64 and 2.4% of population (51,503) is over 65.

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