Yemen population 29,554,493 (live)

The population of Yemen is expected to grow by 665,000 in 2018 and reach 29,580,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 30,000 people yearly. On average there are 879,363 births and 182,633 deaths in Yemen per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 2.41 percent per year. The population density of Yemen has changed from 15.4 in 1980 to 52.2 in 2016.

Current population 29,554,493 people at present (Monday 17th of December 2018)
Median Age 23.2 years
Life expectancy 65.3 years
Population density 54.8 per km2
Population of Yemen from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 28,915,000 665,000 (2.3%) -30,000 23.2 3.80 55 10,511,000 (36.4%)
2017 28,250,000 665,787 (2.4%) -30,000 23.0 3.90 54 10,105,000 (35.8%)
2016 27,584,213 668,006 (2.4%) -30,000 22.8 4.00 52 9,706,057 (35.2%)
2015 26,916,207 669,880 (2.5%) -30,000 22.7 4.10 51 9,314,623 (34.6%)
2010 23,606,779 631,850 (2.7%) -15,002 22.0 4.67 45 7,490,903 (31.7%)
2005 20,582,927 565,859 (2.8%) -13,154 21.3 5.43 39 5,955,876 (28.9%)
2000 17,874,725 496,627 (2.8%) -22,430 20.8 6.31 34 4,695,154 (26.3%)
1995 15,320,653 627,967 (4.1%) -20,000 20.6 7.53 29 3,640,187 (23.8%)
1990 12,057,039 533,772 (4.4%) 123,000 19.6 8.61 23 2,523,659 (20.9%)
1985 9,847,899 375,729 (3.8%) -10,000 20.0 8.87 19 1,809,354 (18.4%)
1980 8,120,497 298,945 (3.7%) -10,000 20.7 8.75 15 1,342,643 (16.5%)
1975 6,830,692 169,126 (2.5%) -15,000 21.4 8.24 13 1,013,948 (14.8%)
1970 6,193,810 110,191 (1.8%) -70,600 22.2 7.81 12 823,777 (13.3%)
1965 5,643,643 100,304 (1.8%) -49,132 22.8 7.71 11 622,268 (11.0%)
1960 5,172,135 88,366 (1.7%) -20,000 23.2 7.49 10 470,664 (9.1%)

In 2017 the population of Yemen was 28,250,000 and the average age decreased from 23.2 in 1960 to 23.0. Urban population has increased from 4,695,154 (26.3%) in 2000 to 10,511,000 (36.4%) in the current year. The population density of Yemen has changed from 15.4 in 1980 to 52.2 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 30,245,000 665,000 (2.2%) -30,000 23.6 3.61 57 11,347,000 (37.5%)
2025 33,561,000 660,000 (2.0%) -27,000 24.6 3.22 64 13,561,000 (40.4%)
2030 36,815,000 643,000 (1.8%) -27,000 25.8 2.92 70 15,904,000 (43.2%)
2035 39,962,000 621,000 (1.6%) -20,000 27.1 2.67 76 18,340,000 (45.9%)
2040 42,986,000 590,000 (1.4%) -20,000 28.5 2.45 81 20,898,000 (48.6%)
2045 45,791,000 540,000 (1.2%) -20,000 29.9 2.27 87 23,511,000 (51.3%)
2050 48,304,000 475,000 (1.0%) -20,000 31.3 2.11 92 26,116,000 (54.1%)

Total Yemen population should reach 30,245,000 by 2020 and should increase to 48,304,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 70.4 (68.2 years for male and 72.6 years for females). Population density will go up to 91.5 people per square kilometer.

Yemen demographics 2017

The population growth rate is 2.35% (665,787 residents, including 178,398 deaths). The demographics of Yemen constitutes of 14,310,000 women and 14,605,000 men, which means there are 1,021 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 50.4% of population (14,561,594) is 19 or younger, 46.7% of population (13,497,522) is between age 20 and 64 and 2.9% of population (850,101) is over 65.

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