Libya population 6,566,203 (live)

The population of Libya is expected to grow by 96,000 in 2018 and reach 6,570,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 1,999 people yearly. On average there are 120,354 births and 33,803 deaths in Libya per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 1.34 percent per year. The population density of Libya has changed from 1.8 in 1980 to 3.6 in 2016.

Current population 6,566,203 people at present (Monday 17th of December 2018)
Median Age 29.5 years
Life expectancy 72.3 years
Population density 3.7 per km2
Population of Libya from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 6,471,000 96,000 (1.5%) -1,999 29.5 2.20 4 5,123,000 (79.2%)
2017 6,375,000 81,747 (1.3%) -1,999 29.1 2.24 4 5,033,000 (79.0%)
2016 6,293,253 58,298 (0.9%) -1,999 28.9 2.28 4 4,956,188 (78.8%)
2015 6,234,955 30,847 (0.5%) -1,999 28.6 2.31 4 4,897,807 (78.6%)
2010 6,169,140 48,087 (0.8%) -86,681 27.5 2.41 4 4,789,844 (77.6%)
2005 5,792,688 87,929 (1.5%) -23,711 26.4 2.49 3 4,454,577 (76.9%)
2000 5,355,751 81,588 (1.5%) -4,114 25.3 2.86 3 4,088,902 (76.3%)
1995 4,948,798 93,795 (1.9%) -11,474 24.1 3.64 3 3,760,790 (76.0%)
1990 4,436,661 107,747 (2.4%) 793 22.9 4.97 3 3,359,573 (75.7%)
1985 3,873,781 127,066 (3.3%) 1,098 22.2 6.24 2 2,922,768 (75.5%)
1980 3,219,466 122,737 (3.8%) 22,676 21.6 7.22 2 2,256,652 (70.1%)
1975 2,645,139 108,251 (4.1%) 11,507 21.7 7.97 2 1,660,751 (62.8%)
1970 2,133,526 89,708 (4.2%) 11,733 22.2 8.13 1 1,059,744 (49.7%)
1965 1,733,306 65,481 (3.8%) 9,600 23.1 7.65 1 583,535 (33.7%)
1960 1,448,417 49,654 (3.3%) 9,178 23.8 7.20 1 395,751 (27.3%)

In 2017 the population of Libya was 6,375,000 and the average age increased from 23.8 in 1960 to 29.1. Urban population has increased from 4,088,902 (76.3%) in 2000 to 5,123,000 (79.2%) in the current year. The population density of Libya has changed from 1.8 in 1980 to 3.6 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 6,662,000 92,000 (1.4%) -1,999 30.1 2.13 4 5,304,000 (79.6%)
2025 7,032,000 68,000 (1.0%) -1,999 31.8 2.00 4 5,677,000 (80.7%)
2030 7,342,000 57,000 (0.8%) -1,999 33.5 1.90 4 6,008,000 (81.8%)
2035 7,604,000 49,000 (0.6%) -1,999 35.3 1.83 4 6,300,000 (82.9%)
2040 7,825,000 41,000 (0.5%) -1,999 36.9 1.79 4 6,561,000 (83.8%)
2045 8,004,000 32,000 (0.4%) -1,999 38.3 1.77 5 6,786,000 (84.8%)
2050 8,124,000 19,000 (0.2%) -1,999 39.5 1.76 5 6,961,000 (85.7%)

Total Libya population should reach 6,662,000 by 2020 and should increase to 8,124,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 76.8 (74.0 years for male and 79.7 years for females). Population density will go up to 4.6 people per square kilometer.

Libya demographics 2017

The population growth rate is 1.51% (81,747 residents, including 32,779 deaths). The demographics of Libya constitutes of 3,210,000 women and 3,261,000 men, which means there are 1,016 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 36.2% of population (2,343,796) is 19 or younger, 59.3% of population (3,835,362) is between age 20 and 64 and 4.5% of population (290,548) is over 65.

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