Liberia population 4,973,244 (live)

The population of Liberia is expected to grow by 122,000 in 2018 and reach 4,978,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 5,000 people yearly. On average there are 163,139 births and 36,278 deaths in Liberia per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 2.61 percent per year. The population density of Liberia has changed from 19.6 in 1980 to 47.9 in 2016.

Current population 4,973,244 people at present (Monday 17th of December 2018)
Median Age 23.3 years
Life expectancy 63.5 years
Population density 50.4 per km2
Population of Liberia from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 4,854,000 122,000 (2.5%) -5,000 23.3 4.45 50 2,471,000 (50.9%)
2017 4,732,000 118,177 (2.5%) -5,000 23.2 4.52 49 2,390,000 (50.5%)
2016 4,613,823 114,202 (2.5%) -5,000 23.1 4.58 48 2,311,525 (50.1%)
2015 4,499,621 108,884 (2.4%) -5,000 23.0 4.65 47 2,236,357 (49.7%)
2010 3,948,125 136,597 (3.5%) -4,000 22.7 5.02 41 1,887,243 (47.8%)
2005 3,261,230 84,816 (2.6%) 35,117 22.5 5.46 34 1,501,829 (46.1%)
2000 2,884,522 150,004 (5.2%) -10,000 22.6 5.88 30 1,278,737 (44.3%)
1995 2,073,482 60,597 (2.9%) 90,000 22.4 6.16 22 952,972 (46.0%)
1990 2,097,232 -34,293 (-1.6%) -60,000 22.2 6.50 22 1,162,328 (55.4%)
1985 2,192,555 33,466 (1.5%) -80,000 22.2 6.88 23 929,051 (42.4%)
1980 1,888,314 61,433 (3.3%) 22.3 6.97 20 664,063 (35.2%)
1975 1,625,013 46,061 (2.8%) 2,390 22.4 6.88 17 493,711 (30.4%)
1970 1,416,529 35,892 (2.5%) 2,199 22.6 6.70 15 368,652 (26.0%)
1965 1,252,972 28,628 (2.3%) 1,599 22.8 6.52 13 277,007 (22.1%)
1960 1,120,313 24,673 (2.2%) 1,599 22.9 6.41 12 208,737 (18.6%)

In 2017 the population of Liberia was 4,732,000 and the average age increased from 22.9 in 1960 to 23.2. Urban population has increased from 1,278,737 (44.3%) in 2000 to 2,471,000 (50.9%) in the current year. The population density of Liberia has changed from 19.6 in 1980 to 47.9 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 5,104,000 126,000 (2.5%) -5,000 23.5 4.32 53 2,641,000 (51.8%)
2025 5,770,000 138,000 (2.4%) -5,000 24.1 4.01 60 3,112,000 (53.9%)
2030 6,495,000 149,000 (2.3%) -5,000 24.7 3.75 67 3,651,000 (56.2%)
2035 7,271,000 158,000 (2.2%) -5,000 25.4 3.51 76 4,255,000 (58.5%)
2040 8,088,000 166,000 (2.1%) -5,000 26.2 3.31 84 4,916,000 (60.8%)
2045 8,935,000 172,000 (1.9%) -5,000 27.1 3.13 93 5,630,000 (63.0%)
2050 9,804,000 175,000 (1.8%) -5,000 27.9 2.98 102 6,391,000 (65.2%)

Total Liberia population should reach 5,104,000 by 2020 and should increase to 9,804,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 73.5 (71.7 years for male and 75.4 years for females). Population density will go up to 101.8 people per square kilometer.

Liberia demographics 2017

The population growth rate is 2.58% (118,177 residents, including 36,470 deaths). The demographics of Liberia constitutes of 2,404,000 women and 2,450,000 men, which means there are 1,019 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 52.4% of population (2,541,069) is 19 or younger, 44.6% of population (2,164,884) is between age 20 and 64 and 3.1% of population (149,503) is over 65.

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