Sierra Leone population 7,876,748 (live)

The population of Sierra Leone is expected to grow by 163,000 in 2018 and reach 7,883,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 4,200 people yearly. On average there are 262,058 births and 95,092 deaths in Sierra Leone per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 2.16 percent per year. The population density of Sierra Leone has changed from 46.6 in 1980 to 102.5 in 2016.

Current population 7,876,748 people at present (Monday 17th of December 2018)
Median Age 22.8 years
Life expectancy 52.6 years
Population density 107.0 per km2
Population of Sierra Leone from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 7,720,000 163,000 (2.1%) -4,200 22.8 4.27 107 3,173,000 (41.1%)
2017 7,557,000 160,810 (2.1%) -4,200 22.6 4.37 105 3,076,000 (40.7%)
2016 7,396,190 159,165 (2.2%) -4,200 22.5 4.46 102 2,981,996 (40.3%)
2015 7,237,025 157,863 (2.2%) -4,200 22.4 4.56 100 2,890,613 (39.9%)
2010 6,458,720 148,460 (2.3%) -4,200 22.0 5.20 89 2,469,879 (38.2%)
2005 5,658,379 218,684 (3.9%) 12,000 21.8 5.86 78 2,084,547 (36.8%)
2000 4,564,297 126,494 (2.8%) 100,000 21.8 6.32 63 1,626,076 (35.6%)
1995 4,274,819 -8,802 (-0.2%) -30,000 22.1 6.61 59 1,471,777 (34.4%)
1990 4,312,246 62,778 (1.5%) -90,000 22.4 6.72 60 1,433,908 (33.3%)
1985 3,799,550 100,083 (2.6%) 12,549 22.8 6.73 53 1,215,742 (32.0%)
1980 3,365,441 79,262 (2.4%) 23.3 6.69 47 1,003,541 (29.8%)
1975 2,993,876 66,408 (2.2%) 23.8 6.61 41 830,172 (27.7%)
1970 2,692,259 49,651 (1.8%) 24.2 6.50 37 645,308 (24.0%)
1965 2,473,294 38,090 (1.5%) 24.3 6.34 34 504,033 (20.4%)
1960 2,297,110 32,094 (1.4%) 24.4 6.13 32 398,595 (17.4%)

In 2017 the population of Sierra Leone was 7,557,000 and the average age decreased from 24.4 in 1960 to 22.6. Urban population has increased from 1,626,076 (35.6%) in 2000 to 3,173,000 (41.1%) in the current year. The population density of Sierra Leone has changed from 46.6 in 1980 to 102.5 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 8,047,000 164,000 (2.0%) -6,000 23.0 4.08 112 3,375,000 (41.9%)
2025 8,874,000 167,000 (1.9%) -6,000 23.7 3.65 123 3,924,000 (44.2%)
2030 9,720,000 170,000 (1.8%) -6,000 24.6 3.30 135 4,543,000 (46.7%)
2035 10,568,000 170,000 (1.6%) -6,000 25.5 3.01 146 5,218,000 (49.4%)
2040 11,403,000 165,000 (1.5%) -6,000 26.6 2.79 158 5,931,000 (52.0%)
2045 12,209,000 158,000 (1.3%) -6,000 27.7 2.61 169 6,671,000 (54.6%)
2050 12,972,000 149,000 (1.2%) -6,000 28.8 2.46 180 7,425,000 (57.2%)

Total Sierra Leone population should reach 8,047,000 by 2020 and should increase to 12,972,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 62.8 (61.4 years for male and 64.2 years for females). Population density will go up to 179.7 people per square kilometer.

Sierra Leone demographics 2017

The population growth rate is 2.16% (160,810 residents, including 94,606 deaths). The demographics of Sierra Leone constitutes of 3,896,000 women and 3,824,000 men, which means there are 982 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 52.8% of population (4,073,072) is 19 or younger, 44.7% of population (3,450,840) is between age 20 and 64 and 2.6% of population (196,860) is over 65.

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