Mauritania population 4,677,175 (live)

The population of Mauritania is expected to grow by 121,000 in 2019 and reach 4,784,000 in 2020. Migration (including immigration and emigration) increases population by 5,100 people yearly. On average there are 153,300 births and 35,811 deaths in Mauritania per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 2.52 percent per year. The population density of Mauritania has changed from 1.5 in 1980 to 4.3 in 2017.

Current population 4,677,175 people at present (Sunday 17th of February 2019)
Median Age 24.2 years
Life expectancy 63.6 years
Population density 4.5 per km2
Population of Mauritania from 1960 to 2019 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2019 4,661,000 121,000 (2.6%) 5,100 24.2 4.49 5 2,895,000 (62.1%)
2018 4,540,000 120,000 (2.6%) 5,100 24.0 4.55 4 2,795,000 (61.6%)
2017 4,420,000 118,982 (2.7%) 5,100 23.9 4.61 4 2,697,000 (61.0%)
2016 4,301,018 118,677 (2.8%) 5,100 23.8 4.68 4 2,599,793 (60.4%)
2015 4,182,341 118,421 (2.8%) 5,100 23.7 4.74 4 2,503,507 (59.9%)
2010 3,609,543 103,255 (2.9%) 8,000 23.3 4.98 4 2,045,961 (56.7%)
2005 3,130,720 87,897 (2.8%) 2,001 22.9 5.18 3 1,663,258 (53.1%)
2000 2,709,359 80,556 (3.0%) 1,401 22.5 5.45 3 1,334,197 (49.2%)
1995 2,327,075 65,672 (2.8%) 2,600 22.2 5.77 2 1,053,095 (45.3%)
1990 2,030,140 54,110 (2.7%) -5,999 22.1 6.04 2 838,955 (41.3%)
1985 1,769,942 49,130 (2.8%) -6,060 22.0 6.24 2 619,374 (35.0%)
1980 1,534,085 43,482 (2.8%) -3,220 22.0 6.46 1 419,894 (27.4%)
1975 1,328,686 37,896 (2.9%) -1,940 21.9 6.68 1 273,297 (20.6%)
1970 1,148,908 33,120 (2.9%) -1,190 21.9 6.78 1 167,327 (14.6%)
1965 992,367 28,620 (2.9%) -552 21.9 6.80 1 100,130 (10.1%)
1960 858,168 25,053 (2.8%) -364 21.9 6.78 1 59,042 (6.9%)

In 2018 the population of Mauritania was 4,540,000 and the average age increased from 21.9 in 1960 to 24.0. Urban population has increased from 1,334,197 (49.2%) in 2000 to 2,895,000 (62.1%) in the current year. The population density of Mauritania has changed from 1.5 in 1980 to 4.3 in 2017.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 4,784,000 123,000 (2.6%) 4,079 24.3 4.43 5 2,996,000 (62.6%)
2025 5,417,000 129,000 (2.4%) 3,061 24.9 4.16 5 3,518,000 (65.0%)
2030 6,077,000 135,000 (2.2%) 3,061 25.6 3.91 6 4,066,000 (66.9%)
2035 6,766,000 140,000 (2.1%) 3,061 26.4 3.69 7 4,655,000 (68.8%)
2040 7,482,000 145,000 (1.9%) 3,061 27.1 3.49 7 5,284,000 (70.6%)
2045 8,218,000 148,000 (1.8%) 3,061 27.8 3.31 8 5,948,000 (72.4%)
2050 8,965,000 150,000 (1.7%) 3,061 28.5 3.15 9 6,640,000 (74.1%)

Total Mauritania population should reach 4,784,000 by 2020 and should increase to 8,965,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 67.4 (65.2 years for male and 69.6 years for females). Population density will go up to 8.7 people per square kilometer.

Mauritania demographics 2018

The population growth rate is 2.67% (120,000 residents, including 34,571 deaths). The demographics of Mauritania constitutes of 2,311,000 women and 2,351,000 men, which means there are 1,017 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 49.7% of population (2,315,585) is 19 or younger, 47.2% of population (2,197,662) is between age 20 and 64 and 3.2% of population (146,822) is over 65.

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