Mali population 22,650,353 (live)

The population of Mali is expected to grow by 638,000 in 2023 and reach 22,806,000 in 2024. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 40,000 people yearly. The population density of Mali has changed from 5.8 in 1980 to 17.1 in 2021.

Current population 22,650,353 people at present (Thursday 5th of October 2023)
Median Age 21.2 years
Population density 18.2 per km2
Population of Mali from 1960 to 2023 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2023 22,153,000 638,000 (2.9%) -40,000 21.2 18 10,144,000 (45.8%)
2022 21,515,000 622,000 (2.9%) -40,000 21.1 18 9,702,000 (45.1%)
2021 20,893,000 609,000 (2.9%) -40,000 21.1 17 9,273,000 (44.4%)
2020 20,284,000 595,000 (2.9%) -40,000 21.0 5.70 17 8,857,000 (43.7%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) -40,000 21.0 5.79 16 8,453,000 (42.9%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) -40,000 20.9 5.88 16 8,062,000 (42.2%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) -40,000 20.9 5.97 15 7,684,000 (41.4%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) -40,000 20.8 6.06 15 7,320,840 (40.7%)
2015 17,467,905 505,059 (2.9%) -40,000 20.8 6.15 14 6,972,489 (39.9%)
2010 15,075,085 468,488 (3.1%) -60,490 20.9 6.55 12 5,426,428 (36.0%)
2005 12,798,763 406,857 (3.2%) -20,165 21.1 6.79 10 4,103,283 (32.1%)
2000 10,967,690 303,967 (2.8%) -13,422 21.4 6.90 9 3,109,998 (28.4%)
1995 9,604,450 251,065 (2.6%) -28,390 21.7 7.06 8 2,450,960 (25.5%)
1990 8,465,188 155,657 (1.8%) -34,698 22.0 7.17 7 1,974,251 (23.3%)
1985 7,831,889 138,222 (1.8%) -96,130 22.5 7.15 6 1,645,715 (21.0%)
1980 7,090,126 133,547 (1.9%) -43,613 22.8 7.15 6 1,310,539 (18.5%)
1975 6,482,278 113,930 (1.8%) -35,000 23.2 7.15 5 1,052,981 (16.2%)
1970 5,949,045 87,633 (1.5%) -19,117 23.4 7.13 5 852,498 (14.3%)
1965 5,568,484 64,732 (1.2%) -19,647 23.6 7.05 5 702,074 (12.6%)
1960 5,263,733 58,533 (1.1%) -14,049 23.7 6.97 4 582,485 (11.1%)

In 2022 the population of Mali was 21,515,000 and the average age decreased from 23.7 in 1960 to 21.1. Urban population has increased from 3,109,998 (28.4%) in 2000 to 10,144,000 (45.8%) in the current year. The population density of Mali has changed from 5.8 in 1980 to 17.1 in 2021.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 0 0 (0.0%) -40,000 21.0 5.70 17 8,857,000 (43.7%)
2025 23,476,000 670,000 (2.9%) -40,000 21.4 5.24 19 11,068,000 (47.1%)
2030 27,057,000 746,000 (2.8%) -40,000 21.9 4.79 22 13,604,000 (50.3%)
2035 30,983,000 809,000 (2.6%) -40,000 22.5 4.37 25 16,410,000 (53.0%)
2040 35,174,000 855,000 (2.4%) -40,000 23.3 3.98 29 19,499,000 (55.4%)
2045 39,542,000 884,000 (2.2%) -40,000 24.2 3.64 32 22,889,000 (57.9%)
2050 44,020,000 903,000 (2.1%) -40,000 25.1 3.35 36 26,541,000 (60.3%)

The life expectancy at birth should reach 68.5 (67.0 years for male and 70.1 years for females). Population density will go up to 36.1 people per square kilometer.

Mali demographics 2022

The demographics of Mali constitutes of 11,043,000 women and 11,110,000 men, which means there are 1,006 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 57.5% of population (12,735,760) is 19 or younger, 40.1% of population (8,872,277) is between age 20 and 64 and 2.5% of population (544,964) is over 65.

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