South Sudan population 13,697,260 (live)

The population of South Sudan is expected to grow by 347,000 in 2020 and reach 13,960,000 in 2021. Migration (including immigration and emigration) increases population by 10,000 people yearly. On average there are 468,361 births and 136,399 deaths in South Sudan per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 2.44 percent per year. The population density of South Sudan has changed from 7.7 in 1980 to 21.1 in 2018.

Current population 13,697,260 people at present (Tuesday 31st of March 2020)
Median Age 23.4 years
Life expectancy 58.7 years
Population density 22.3 per km2
Population of South Sudan from 1960 to 2020 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 13,610,000 347,000 (2.6%) 10,000 23.4 4.54 22 2,730,000 (20.1%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) 30,000 23.3 4.62 22 2,624,000 (19.8%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) 30,000 23.2 4.70 21 2,522,000 (19.5%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) 30,000 23.1 4.78 21 2,423,000 (19.3%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) 30,000 23.1 4.86 20 2,327,508 (19.0%)
2015 11,882,136 351,165 (3.0%) 30,000 23.0 4.94 19 2,234,317 (18.8%)
2010 10,067,192 396,525 (3.9%) 85,000 22.7 5.38 17 1,797,497 (17.9%)
2005 8,108,877 321,222 (4.0%) 157,000 22.4 5.80 13 1,390,997 (17.2%)
2000 6,700,656 294,792 (4.4%) 86,400 22.3 6.22 11 1,105,876 (16.5%)
1995 5,459,519 27,781 (0.5%) 80,000 22.3 6.55 9 866,589 (15.9%)
1990 5,768,481 -9,017 (-0.2%) -215,200 22.4 6.76 9 765,824 (13.3%)
1985 5,450,424 130,815 (2.4%) -81,000 22.4 6.81 9 536,540 (9.8%)
1980 4,705,224 135,801 (2.9%) 30,000 22.4 6.85 8 400,838 (8.5%)
1975 4,119,438 102,363 (2.5%) 12,000 22.4 6.92 7 353,283 (8.6%)
1970 3,647,709 83,244 (2.3%) 5,000 22.5 6.88 6 314,907 (8.6%)
1965 3,263,638 67,525 (2.1%) 22.7 6.80 5 283,610 (8.7%)
1960 2,955,152 55,958 (1.9%) 22.8 6.72 5 258,517 (8.7%)

In 2019 the population of South Sudan was 13,263,000 and the average age increased from 22.8 in 1960 to 23.3. Urban population has increased from 1,105,876 (16.5%) in 2000 to 2,730,000 (20.1%) in the current year. The population density of South Sudan has changed from 7.7 in 1980 to 21.1 in 2018.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 13,610,000 347,000 (2.6%) 10,000 23.4 4.54 22 2,730,000 (20.1%)
2025 15,395,000 363,000 (2.4%) 23.9 4.18 25 3,333,000 (21.6%)
2030 17,254,000 377,000 (2.2%) -5,000 24.5 3.85 28 4,073,000 (23.6%)
2035 19,183,000 392,000 (2.0%) -5,000 25.3 3.57 31 4,975,000 (25.9%)
2040 21,189,000 407,000 (1.9%) -5,000 26.1 3.32 35 6,031,000 (28.5%)
2045 23,257,000 418,000 (1.8%) -5,000 26.9 3.11 38 7,241,000 (31.1%)
2050 25,366,000 424,000 (1.7%) -5,000 27.8 2.94 42 8,609,000 (33.9%)

Total South Sudan population should reach 13,610,000 by 2020 and should increase to 25,366,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 68.5 (66.8 years for male and 70.4 years for females). Population density will go up to 41.5 people per square kilometer.

South Sudan demographics 2019

The population growth rate is 2.62% (344,000 residents, including 135,789 deaths). The demographics of South Sudan constitutes of 6,786,000 women and 6,824,000 men, which means there are 1,006 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 51.7% of population (7,035,009) is 19 or younger, 44.9% of population (6,114,973) is between age 20 and 64 and 3.4% of population (460,018) is over 65.

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