Zimbabwe population 17,377,797 (live)

The population of Zimbabwe is expected to grow by 384,000 in 2019 and reach 17,680,000 in 2020. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 20,000 people yearly. On average there are 533,152 births and 132,903 deaths in Zimbabwe per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 2.31 percent per year. The population density of Zimbabwe has changed from 18.5 in 1980 to 42.7 in 2017.

Current population 17,377,797 people at present (Monday 18th of March 2019)
Median Age 22.9 years
Life expectancy 62.0 years
Population density 44.7 per km2
Population of Zimbabwe from 1960 to 2019 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2019 17,297,000 384,000 (2.2%) -20,000 22.9 3.54 45 5,560,000 (32.1%)
2018 16,913,000 383,000 (2.3%) -20,000 22.8 3.61 44 5,440,000 (32.2%)
2017 16,530,000 379,638 (2.3%) -20,000 22.6 3.69 43 5,324,000 (32.2%)
2016 16,150,362 372,911 (2.3%) -20,000 22.5 3.76 42 5,212,852 (32.3%)
2015 15,777,451 365,776 (2.3%) -20,000 22.3 3.84 41 5,108,108 (32.4%)
2010 14,086,317 275,718 (2.0%) -50,000 22.0 4.03 36 4,676,094 (33.2%)
2005 12,940,032 162,521 (1.3%) -60,000 21.9 3.99 33 4,413,845 (34.1%)
2000 12,222,251 157,714 (1.3%) -70,000 21.8 4.06 32 4,125,987 (33.8%)
1995 11,320,346 203,398 (1.8%) -44,000 21.6 4.43 29 3,592,172 (31.7%)
1990 10,183,113 280,573 (2.8%) -39,999 21.3 5.18 26 2,951,881 (29.0%)
1985 8,658,857 316,662 (3.7%) 16,871 20.8 6.22 22 2,200,562 (25.4%)
1980 7,164,172 242,382 (3.4%) 19,814 20.6 7.10 19 1,602,697 (22.4%)
1975 6,115,370 194,427 (3.2%) -30,457 21.1 7.40 16 1,215,307 (19.9%)
1970 5,175,618 166,104 (3.2%) -9,109 21.4 7.42 13 898,591 (17.4%)
1965 4,410,212 140,349 (3.2%) -8,400 21.8 7.37 11 644,773 (14.6%)
1960 3,747,369 123,387 (3.2%) -3,002 22.3 7.16 10 472,468 (12.6%)

In 2018 the population of Zimbabwe was 16,913,000 and the average age increased from 22.3 in 1960 to 22.8. Urban population has increased from 4,125,987 (33.8%) in 2000 to 5,560,000 (32.1%) in the current year. The population density of Zimbabwe has changed from 18.5 in 1980 to 42.7 in 2017.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 17,680,000 383,000 (2.2%) -16,000 23.1 3.47 46 5,685,000 (32.2%)
2025 19,571,000 381,000 (2.0%) -10,000 24.1 3.19 51 6,383,000 (32.6%)
2030 21,527,000 398,000 (1.9%) -10,000 25.2 2.97 56 7,267,000 (33.8%)
2035 23,556,000 411,000 (1.7%) -10,000 26.3 2.78 61 8,389,000 (35.6%)
2040 25,626,000 414,000 (1.6%) -10,000 27.5 2.62 66 9,776,000 (38.1%)
2045 27,678,000 406,000 (1.5%) -10,000 28.8 2.47 72 11,322,000 (40.9%)
2050 29,659,000 388,000 (1.3%) -10,000 30.1 2.35 77 12,968,000 (43.7%)

Total Zimbabwe population should reach 17,680,000 by 2020 and should increase to 29,659,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 71.5 (69.5 years for male and 73.6 years for females). Population density will go up to 76.7 people per square kilometer.

Zimbabwe demographics 2018

The population growth rate is 2.27% (383,000 residents, including 132,947 deaths). The demographics of Zimbabwe constitutes of 8,863,000 women and 8,435,000 men, which means there are 952 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 51.1% of population (8,837,037) is 19 or younger, 46.1% of population (7,965,269) is between age 20 and 64 and 2.8% of population (489,505) is over 65.

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