Rwanda population 12,737,006 (live)

The population of Rwanda is expected to grow by 293,000 in 2018 and reach 12,794,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 9,000 people yearly. On average there are 373,272 births and 72,598 deaths in Rwanda per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 2.41 percent per year. The population density of Rwanda has changed from 208.4 in 1980 to 483.1 in 2016.

Current population 12,737,006 people at present (Sunday 21st of October 2018)
Median Age 23.8 years
Life expectancy 67.6 years
Population density 506.7 per km2
Population of Rwanda from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 12,501,000 293,000 (2.3%) -9,000 23.8 3.75 507 3,960,000 (31.7%)
2017 12,208,000 290,492 (2.4%) -9,000 23.7 3.82 495 3,752,000 (30.7%)
2016 11,917,508 287,955 (2.4%) -9,000 23.5 3.89 483 3,548,438 (29.8%)
2015 11,629,553 284,196 (2.4%) -9,000 23.3 3.97 471 3,350,591 (28.8%)
2010 10,246,842 269,396 (2.6%) -15,820 22.6 4.52 415 2,454,324 (24.0%)
2005 8,991,735 173,297 (1.9%) -15,820 22.1 5.14 364 1,733,786 (19.3%)
2000 8,025,703 432,464 (5.4%) -14,520 21.8 5.64 325 1,197,916 (14.9%)
1995 5,928,078 -77,017 (-1.3%) 242,027 21.9 6.17 240 583,145 (9.8%)
1990 7,235,798 19,770 (0.3%) -269,573 20.3 7.18 293 391,891 (5.4%)
1985 6,120,107 238,201 (3.9%) 6,000 20.2 8.18 248 309,494 (5.1%)
1980 5,140,716 172,642 (3.4%) -10,000 20.5 8.46 208 242,693 (4.7%)
1975 4,359,092 132,293 (3.0%) -4,000 20.8 8.37 177 174,276 (4.0%)
1970 3,754,541 113,950 (3.0%) -4,000 21.0 8.23 152 119,920 (3.2%)
1965 3,232,934 71,210 (2.2%) 4,000 21.0 8.20 131 93,173 (2.9%)
1960 2,933,428 62,668 (2.1%) -28,000 21.4 8.19 119 76,269 (2.6%)

In 2017 the population of Rwanda was 12,208,000 and the average age increased from 21.4 in 1960 to 23.7. Urban population has increased from 1,197,916 (14.9%) in 2000 to 3,960,000 (31.7%) in the current year. The population density of Rwanda has changed from 208.4 in 1980 to 483.1 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 13,087,000 293,000 (2.2%) -9,000 24.2 3.60 531 4,388,000 (33.5%)
2025 14,544,000 292,000 (2.0%) -9,000 25.3 3.29 590 5,505,000 (37.9%)
2030 16,024,000 299,000 (1.9%) -9,000 26.5 3.03 650 6,657,000 (41.5%)
2035 17,543,000 306,000 (1.7%) -9,000 27.6 2.81 711 7,797,000 (44.4%)
2040 19,066,000 302,000 (1.6%) -9,000 28.8 2.62 773 8,990,000 (47.2%)
2045 20,529,000 285,000 (1.4%) -9,000 30.0 2.45 832 10,240,000 (49.9%)
2050 21,886,000 262,000 (1.2%) -9,000 31.2 2.30 887 11,513,000 (52.6%)

Total Rwanda population should reach 13,087,000 by 2020 and should increase to 21,886,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 74.2 (72.0 years for male and 76.5 years for females). Population density will go up to 887.2 people per square kilometer.

Rwanda demographics 2017

The population growth rate is 2.40% (290,492 residents, including 71,789 deaths). The demographics of Rwanda constitutes of 6,371,000 women and 6,131,000 men, which means there are 962 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 50.3% of population (6,284,253) is 19 or younger, 46.7% of population (5,832,967) is between age 20 and 64 and 3.1% of population (385,031) is over 65.

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