Africa Population

Population now

1,397,283,445
Male:698,449,001(49.98 %)
Female:698,841,505(50.02 %)
Births in 2022:63,629,462
Deaths in 2022:15,242,931

Life expectancy & Rates (2022)

Male:62.13 years
Female:65.70 years
Total:63.90 years
Median Age:18.91 years
Birth Rate:32.56
Death Rate:7.80
Growth Rate:3.17 %
Fertility Rate:4.35

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  • Birth & Death rate
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  • Population structure (mid 2022)
  • Urbanization

Africa Population History

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
Life expectancy
Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
1960279M139M140M0.991.05%47.4823.126.6941.7740.4443.1317.6518.70%9.27
1961286M142M143M0.991.09%47.3722.706.7142.2440.9143.6117.5119.07%9.49
1962293M146M147M0.991.12%47.2522.306.7242.7041.3644.0817.3919.45%9.73
1963300M149M151M0.991.15%47.1321.926.7343.1541.8044.5317.2919.84%9.97
1964307M153M154M0.991.18%46.9921.546.7443.5842.2344.9717.2220.25%10.22
1965315M157M158M0.991.21%46.8521.186.7544.0042.6445.4017.1720.67%10.48
1966323M161M162M0.991.24%46.7120.846.7544.4243.0545.8317.0421.08%10.74
1967331M165M166M0.991.27%46.5620.496.7544.8343.4546.2416.9621.46%11.02
1968340M169M171M0.991.30%46.4520.166.7545.2343.8446.6616.9021.85%11.30
1969349M174M175M0.991.34%46.3319.836.7545.6444.2347.0716.8622.24%11.59
1970358M178M180M0.991.37%46.2319.506.7546.0444.6347.5016.8422.62%11.89
1971367M183M184M0.991.41%46.1519.166.7546.4645.0447.9316.7723.04%12.21
1972377M188M189M0.991.45%46.0718.846.7546.8945.4748.3616.7123.46%12.53
1973387M193M194M0.991.48%45.9818.516.7447.3345.9048.8116.6823.89%12.86
1974398M198M199M0.991.52%45.9018.186.7347.7846.3449.2716.6624.31%13.21
1975408M204M205M0.991.57%45.8017.856.7248.2446.7949.7316.6524.74%13.57
1976420M209M210M0.991.61%45.7017.536.7048.7047.2450.1916.6025.17%13.95
1977432M215M216M11.65%45.5817.216.6849.1547.6950.6616.5725.59%14.34
1978444M221M222M11.69%45.4716.906.6649.6048.1351.1216.5626.03%14.75
1979456M228M229M11.73%45.3316.596.6450.0548.5651.5716.5626.43%15.17
1980469M234M235M11.77%45.1716.306.6150.4848.9852.0216.5726.81%15.60
1981483M241M242M11.81%44.9716.016.5850.9149.3952.4616.5127.24%16.05
1982497M248M249M11.85%44.7415.726.5451.3149.7852.8916.4827.67%16.51
1983511M255M256M11.88%44.4715.446.5051.7150.1553.3016.4728.12%16.98
1984526M262M263M11.91%44.1615.186.4452.0750.5053.6916.4728.60%17.47
1985541M270M271M11.93%43.8214.956.3952.4050.8154.0416.4829.10%17.97
1986556M277M279M11.94%43.4314.756.3252.6751.0654.3416.4629.61%18.48
1987572M285M287M11.95%43.0014.596.2452.8951.2554.5816.4630.11%19.01
1988588M293M295M11.94%42.5414.486.1653.0451.3754.7716.4830.59%19.55
1989605M302M303M11.92%42.0714.406.0853.1451.4454.9016.5131.08%20.09
1990621M310M311M11.90%41.5814.355.9953.2051.4755.0016.5731.58%20.64
1991638M318M320M0.991.88%41.1014.295.9053.2451.4955.0716.6132.01%21.20
1992655M327M328M0.991.86%40.6514.235.8153.2751.5055.1216.6832.43%21.76
1993672M335M337M0.991.84%40.2314.155.7353.3051.5155.1616.7632.83%22.33
1994689M344M346M0.991.83%39.8414.075.6553.3351.5455.2016.8633.19%22.91
1995707M352M355M0.991.83%39.5013.985.5853.3651.5855.2216.9733.52%23.50
1996725M361M363M0.991.82%39.1913.895.5153.4051.6455.2517.0333.83%24.09
1997743M370M373M0.991.82%38.9113.795.4553.4651.7255.2817.1034.14%24.69
1998761M379M382M0.991.83%38.6613.675.3953.5551.8455.3417.1834.46%25.30
1999780M389M391M0.991.84%38.4113.535.3353.6952.0155.4417.2734.77%25.92
2000799M398M401M0.991.86%38.1913.375.2853.8952.2555.6017.3735.09%26.56
2001819M408M411M0.991.88%37.9813.175.2354.1652.5655.8317.4335.46%27.20
2002839M418M421M0.991.92%37.7912.935.1954.5252.9556.1517.5135.84%27.87
2003859M428M431M0.991.97%37.6112.655.1554.9653.4156.5517.5936.23%28.54
2004880M439M441M0.992.04%37.4512.335.1155.4753.9457.0417.6836.62%29.25
2005902M449M452M0.992.11%37.2911.985.0856.0554.5357.6017.7637.02%29.97
2006924M461M464M0.992.20%37.1411.615.0556.6855.1758.2217.8337.43%30.72
2007948M472M475M0.992.30%36.9911.225.0157.3555.8358.8917.8937.80%31.50
2008972M485M487M0.992.40%36.8310.844.9858.0356.5059.5817.9538.24%32.30
2009997M497M500M0.992.50%36.6510.464.9558.7157.1660.2718.0138.69%33.13
20101023M510M513M0.992.61%36.4510.104.9159.3757.7960.9618.0739.15%33.99
20111049M523M526M0.992.71%36.199.754.8760.0058.4061.6118.1139.61%34.87
20121077M537M540M12.80%35.899.444.8260.6058.9762.2418.1640.06%35.78
20131105M551M554M12.89%35.549.144.7761.1659.5162.8318.2140.51%36.72
20141134M566M568M12.96%35.158.874.7161.6960.0163.3818.2640.96%37.68
20151163M581M583M13.02%34.738.634.6562.1760.4763.8918.3241.42%38.66
20161193M596M598M13.07%34.278.414.5962.6060.8864.3418.3841.88%39.66
20171224M611M613M13.11%33.818.224.5362.9961.2564.7418.4542.35%40.68
20181255M627M628M13.14%33.368.064.4663.3461.5865.1018.5342.82%41.72
20191287M643M644M13.16%32.927.924.4063.6561.8865.4318.6243.30%42.77
20201319M659M660M13.17%32.497.794.3363.9462.1665.7318.7243.78%43.83
20211351M675M676M13.17%32.537.804.3463.9262.1465.7218.8144.27%44.90
20221384M692M692M13.17%32.567.804.3563.9062.1365.7018.9144.75%45.99

Africa Population Projections

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
Life expectancy
Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
20231417M708M709M13.18%31.367.514.1664.6962.8766.5219.0245.25%47.09
20241450M725M725M13.18%30.997.424.1064.9463.1166.7819.1645.74%48.20
20251484M742M742M13.18%30.617.324.0465.1963.3467.0519.3146.24%49.32
20261519M759M759M13.18%30.307.253.9965.4263.5767.2919.4546.74%50.47
20271553M777M777M13.18%29.987.183.9465.6663.7967.5419.6047.25%51.62
20281589M794M794M13.17%29.667.113.8965.8964.0167.7919.7747.75%52.79
20291624M812M812M13.17%29.357.033.8466.1264.2368.0419.9448.26%53.98
20301660M830M830M13.17%29.036.963.7866.3664.4568.2920.1248.77%55.18
20311697M849M848M13.16%28.756.913.7366.5764.6568.5120.2949.29%56.39
20321734M867M867M13.14%28.466.873.6966.7864.8568.7320.4849.81%57.62
20331771M886M885M13.13%28.176.823.6466.9965.0568.9620.6650.32%58.86
20341809M905M904M13.12%27.886.773.5967.2165.2569.1920.8550.84%60.11
20351847M924M923M13.11%27.596.723.5567.4265.4569.4121.0451.36%61.37
20361885M943M942M13.08%27.326.693.5067.6165.6369.6221.2251.88%62.65
20371924M962M961M13.05%27.046.673.4667.8065.8169.8221.4152.41%63.93
20381963M982M981M13.03%26.766.643.4268.0065.9970.0321.5952.93%65.23
20392002M1002M1001M13.00%26.476.613.3868.1966.1770.2421.7953.46%66.54
20402042M1021M1020M12.98%26.196.583.3368.3866.3570.4421.9853.99%67.85
20412082M1041M1040M12.94%25.916.573.3068.5666.5270.6322.1654.53%69.17
20422122M1061M1060M12.91%25.636.563.2668.7466.6870.8222.3455.06%70.50
20432162M1081M1081M12.88%25.356.543.2268.9166.8571.0122.5255.59%71.84
20442202M1101M1101M12.84%25.066.533.1869.0967.0271.2022.7156.13%73.18
20452243M1122M1121M12.80%24.786.523.1569.2767.1871.3922.9056.66%74.53
20462283M1142M1142M12.76%24.516.523.1169.4367.3371.5623.0857.20%75.88
20472324M1162M1162M12.72%24.246.523.0869.5967.4871.7323.2657.73%77.23
20482365M1182M1182M12.67%23.966.523.0569.7667.6471.9123.4558.27%78.59
20492406M1203M1203M12.63%23.696.523.0269.9267.7972.0923.6358.80%79.95
20502447M1223M1224M12.59%23.426.532.9870.0867.9572.2623.8359.33%81.31

Highest City Population in Africa (mid 2022)

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RankCityCountryPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1CairoEgypt21,926,0069,606,916
2KinshasaDemocratic Republic of the Congo15,899,2227,785,965
3LagosNigeria15,604,81315,388,000
4LuandaAngola9,083,9012,776,168
5Dar es SalaamTanzania7,552,5652,698,652
6KhartoumSudan6,230,4851,974,647
7JohannesburgSouth Africa6,121,8825,635,127
8AbidjanIvory Coast5,582,3633,677,115
9AlexandriaEgypt5,526,4565,263,542
10Addis AbabaEthiopia5,319,5072,757,729
11NairobiKenya5,200,2022,750,547
12Cape TownSouth Africa4,838,5094,710,000
13YaoundeCameroon4,408,3091,299,369
14KanoNigeria4,266,8144,103,000
15DoualaCameroon3,982,2341,338,082
16CasablancaMorocco3,858,9613,144,909
17IbadanNigeria3,800,1053,649,000
18AntananarivoMadagascar3,769,2481,391,433
19AbujaNigeria3,729,4921,235,880
20KampalaUganda3,727,0191,353,189
21KumasiGhana3,687,7071,468,609
22DakarSenegal3,365,5702,476,400
23Port HarcourtNigeria3,388,4781,865,000
24EthekwiniSouth Africa3,208,4803,120,282
25OuagadougouBurkina Faso3,114,1191,086,505
26LusakaZambia3,098,0581,267,440
27AlgiersAlgeria2,872,5491,977,663
28BamakoMali2,859,8681,297,281
29Mbuji-MayiDemocratic Republic of the Congo2,815,287874,761
30PretoriaSouth Africa2,775,0361,619,438
31LubumbashiDemocratic Republic of the Congo2,740,7531,373,770
32AccraGhana2,624,7851,963,264
33BrazzavilleRepublic of the Congo2,587,2121,284,609
34MogadishuSomalia2,541,9292,497,000
35TunisTunisia2,453,839693,210
36ConakryGuinea2,072,9071,767,200
37RabatMorocco1,942,3051,655,753
38LomeTogo1,947,434749,700
39Benin CityNigeria1,865,3191,782,000
40MatolaMozambique1,817,1971,032,197
41MonroviaLiberia1,645,258939,524
42KanangaDemocratic Republic of the Congo1,621,441463,546
43HarareZimbabwe1,564,5951,542,813
44OnitshaNigeria1,581,8531,553,000
45N'DjamenaChad1,556,495721,081
46NouakchottMauritania1,456,731661,400
47MombasaKenya1,408,7851,208,333
48NiameyNiger1,403,785774,235
49KisanganiDemocratic Republic of the Congo1,388,258539,158
50Pointe-NoireRepublic of the Congo1,311,900659,084

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