South Sudan population 13,248,863 (live)

The population of South Sudan is expected to grow by 343,000 in 2018 and reach 13,263,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) increases population by 30,000 people yearly. On average there are 454,410 births and 135,789 deaths in South Sudan per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 2.47 percent per year. The population density of South Sudan has changed from 7.7 in 1980 to 20.0 in 2016.

Current population 13,248,863 people at present (Sunday 16th of December 2018)
Median Age 23.2 years
Life expectancy 57.7 years
Population density 21.1 per km2
Population of South Sudan from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 12,919,000 343,000 (2.7%) 30,000 23.2 4.70 21 2,522,000 (19.5%)
2017 12,576,000 345,270 (2.8%) 30,000 23.1 4.78 21 2,423,000 (19.3%)
2016 12,230,730 348,594 (2.9%) 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 2017 the population of South Sudan was 12,576,000 and the average age increased from 22.8 in 1960 to 23.1. Urban population has increased from 1,105,876 (16.5%) in 2000 to 2,522,000 (19.5%) in the current year. The population density of South Sudan has changed from 7.7 in 1980 to 20.0 in 2016.

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 2017

The population growth rate is 2.73% (345,270 residents, including 134,533 deaths). The demographics of South Sudan constitutes of 6,444,000 women and 6,475,000 men, which means there are 1,005 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 52.3% of population (6,752,761) is 19 or younger, 44.3% of population (5,724,409) is between age 20 and 64 and 3.4% of population (444,414) is over 65.

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