Zambia population 19,704,230 (live)

The population of Zambia is expected to grow by 556,000 in 2021 and reach 19,804,000 in 2022. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 8,000 people yearly. The population density of Zambia has changed from 7.9 in 1980 to 24.4 in 2019.

Current population 19,704,230 people at present (Thursday 28th of October 2021)
Median Age 21.8 years
Population density 25.9 per km2
Population of Zambia from 1960 to 2021 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2021 19,235,000 556,000 (2.9%) -8,000 21.8 26 8,412,000 (43.7%)
2020 18,679,000 542,000 (2.9%) -8,000 21.7 4.76 25 8,080,000 (43.3%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) -8,000 21.6 4.82 24 7,759,000 (42.8%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) -8,000 21.5 4.87 24 7,450,000 (42.3%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) -8,000 21.3 4.93 23 7,152,000 (41.8%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) -8,000 21.2 4.98 22 6,865,351 (41.4%)
2015 16,100,587 479,613 (3.0%) -8,000 21.1 5.04 22 6,588,682 (40.9%)
2010 13,850,033 393,616 (2.8%) -6,898 20.7 5.40 19 5,363,425 (38.7%)
2005 12,052,156 320,410 (2.7%) -24,809 20.6 5.79 16 4,412,535 (36.6%)
2000 10,531,221 291,507 (2.8%) -18,603 20.8 6.04 14 3,665,076 (34.8%)
1995 9,137,077 240,968 (2.6%) 15,889 20.9 6.19 12 3,390,221 (37.1%)
1990 8,027,253 213,445 (2.7%) -4,590 21.1 6.44 11 3,163,300 (39.4%)
1985 6,955,212 216,447 (3.1%) 564 21.1 6.75 9 2,758,089 (39.7%)
1980 5,889,230 197,481 (3.4%) 11,697 21.1 7.09 8 2,344,797 (39.8%)
1975 4,964,831 170,077 (3.4%) 3,515 21.2 7.36 7 1,734,414 (34.9%)
1970 4,173,928 135,005 (3.2%) 5,332 21.4 7.37 6 1,266,829 (30.4%)
1965 3,563,407 110,465 (3.1%) -849 21.5 7.29 5 832,839 (23.4%)
1960 3,044,846 95,418 (3.0%) 500 21.8 7.12 4 552,487 (18.1%)

In 2020 the population of Zambia was 18,679,000 and the average age decreased from 21.8 in 1960 to 21.7. Urban population has increased from 3,665,076 (34.8%) in 2000 to 8,412,000 (43.7%) in the current year. The population density of Zambia has changed from 7.9 in 1980 to 24.4 in 2019.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 0 0 (0.0%) -8,000 21.7 4.76 25 8,080,000 (43.3%)
2025 21,594,000 611,000 (2.8%) -5,000 22.2 4.50 29 9,868,000 (45.7%)
2030 24,859,000 679,000 (2.7%) -5,000 22.9 4.25 33 11,989,000 (48.2%)
2035 28,441,000 740,000 (2.6%) -5,000 23.6 4.03 38 14,443,000 (50.8%)
2040 32,327,000 802,000 (2.5%) -5,000 24.3 3.83 44 17,230,000 (53.3%)
2045 36,517,000 862,000 (2.4%) -5,000 25.1 3.64 49 20,376,000 (55.8%)
2050 41,001,000 920,000 (2.2%) -5,000 26.0 3.48 55 23,892,000 (58.3%)

The life expectancy at birth should reach 71.8 (69.7 years for male and 74.0 years for females). Population density will go up to 55.2 people per square kilometer.

Zambia demographics 2020

The population growth rate is 2.98% (542,000 residents, including 133,089 deaths). The demographics of Zambia constitutes of 9,691,000 women and 9,544,000 men, which means there are 985 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 54.9% of population (10,554,245) is 19 or younger, 42.7% of population (8,207,575) is between age 20 and 64 and 2.5% of population (473,181) is over 65.

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