Yemen population 33,165,000 (live)

The population of Yemen is expected to grow by 662,000 in 2024 and reach 33,561,000 in 2025. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 30,000 people yearly. The population density of Yemen has changed from 15.4 in 1980 to 59.8 in 2022.

Current population 33,165,000 people at present (Saturday 25th of May 2024)
Median Age 24.4 years
Population density 62.3 per km2
Population of Yemen from 1960 to 2024 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2024 32,901,000 662,000 (2.0%) -30,000 24.4 62 13,106,000 (39.8%)
2023 32,239,000 663,000 (2.1%) -30,000 24.2 61 12,656,000 (39.3%)
2022 31,576,000 665,000 (2.1%) -30,000 24.0 60 12,213,000 (38.7%)
2021 30,911,000 666,000 (2.2%) -30,000 23.8 59 11,776,000 (38.1%)
2020 30,245,000 665,000 (2.2%) -30,000 23.6 3.61 57 11,347,000 (37.5%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) -30,000 23.4 3.70 56 10,925,000 (36.9%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) -30,000 23.2 3.80 55 10,511,000 (36.4%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) -30,000 23.0 3.90 54 10,105,000 (35.8%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) -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 2023 the population of Yemen was 32,239,000 and the average age increased from 23.2 in 1960 to 24.2. Urban population has increased from 4,695,154 (26.3%) in 2000 to 13,106,000 (39.8%) in the current year. The population density of Yemen has changed from 15.4 in 1980 to 59.8 in 2022.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 0 0 (0.0%) -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%)

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 2023

The demographics of Yemen constitutes of 16,298,000 women and 16,603,000 men, which means there are 1,019 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 47.7% of population (15,700,357) is 19 or younger, 49.2% of population (16,170,842) is between age 20 and 64 and 3.1% of population (1,033,091) is over 65.

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