Democratic Republic of the Congo Population

Population now

88,944,737
Male:44,400,534(49.92 %)
Female:44,543,981(50.08 %)
Births in 2020:987,127
Deaths in 2020:224,448

Life expectancy & Rates (2020)

Male:59.42 years
Female:62.54 years
Total:60.97 years
Median Age:15.99 years
Birth Rate:40.11
Death Rate:9.12
Growth Rate:3.40 %
Fertility Rate:5.72

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Democratic Republic of the Congo 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
196015M7M8M0.911.05%46.6522.796.0041.1039.6442.4717.1622.30%6.50
196116M7M8M0.921.07%46.7322.596.0241.3139.8642.6817.1122.52%6.67
196216M8M8M0.921.09%46.8022.396.0341.5340.0742.9017.1022.75%6.84
196316M8M9M0.921.11%46.8622.206.0541.7640.3043.1317.1222.98%7.02
196417M8M9M0.931.13%46.8922.006.0742.0040.5443.3717.1523.20%7.21
196517M8M9M0.931.15%46.9021.786.0942.2640.8043.6317.1823.43%7.41
196618M9M9M0.931.18%46.8921.536.1142.5541.0943.9217.1223.67%7.62
196718M9M10M0.931.20%46.8521.276.1442.8741.4144.2417.0823.90%7.84
196819M9M10M0.941.23%46.8020.996.1643.2141.7544.5817.0624.13%8.06
196919M9M10M0.941.26%46.7320.706.1943.5642.1144.9417.0524.37%8.30
197020M10M10M0.941.28%46.6520.426.2243.9242.4645.3017.0524.61%8.53
197121M10M11M0.941.31%46.5720.156.2444.2542.7945.6316.9624.85%8.77
197221M10M11M0.941.34%46.5019.916.2844.5543.0945.9316.9025.09%9.01
197322M11M11M0.951.36%46.4419.716.3144.8043.3546.1916.8625.33%9.25
197422M11M11M0.951.38%46.3919.536.3445.0343.5846.4216.8325.58%9.50
197523M11M12M0.951.39%46.3619.396.3845.2243.7746.6116.8225.82%9.77
197624M11M12M0.951.41%46.3419.256.4145.4143.9646.8016.7426.07%10.05
197724M12M12M0.951.43%46.3319.106.4445.6144.1647.0016.6926.32%10.34
197825M12M13M0.961.45%46.3218.946.4845.8344.3947.2316.6526.57%10.64
197926M13M13M0.961.47%46.3118.766.5146.0944.6447.4816.6426.82%10.94
198026M13M13M0.961.49%46.3018.566.5446.3644.9247.7616.6527.07%11.24
198127M13M14M0.961.52%46.2818.356.5646.6545.2148.0516.5827.33%11.53
198228M14M14M0.961.55%46.2518.146.5946.9445.5048.3416.5427.58%11.82
198328M14M14M0.961.58%46.2317.946.6147.2145.7748.6116.5127.84%12.11
198429M14M15M0.971.60%46.2017.766.6447.4646.0248.8616.5128.10%12.42
198530M15M15M0.971.62%46.1617.596.6647.7146.2649.1116.5128.51%12.74
198631M15M16M0.971.65%46.1317.416.6847.9646.5149.3716.4428.93%13.08
198732M16M16M0.971.68%46.1117.226.7048.2246.7849.6316.4129.35%13.44
198832M16M16M0.971.71%46.0917.036.7248.5047.0649.9216.4029.78%13.83
198933M17M17M0.971.74%46.0916.836.7348.7947.3450.2116.3930.20%14.27
199035M17M18M0.971.77%46.0816.666.7549.0447.5950.4616.3830.63%14.76
199136M18M18M0.981.79%46.0816.536.7649.2347.7750.6516.3131.07%15.31
199237M18M19M0.981.80%46.0916.476.7749.3147.8650.7416.2631.51%15.92
199339M19M20M0.981.80%46.0916.486.7749.3047.8550.7316.2231.95%16.55
199440M20M20M0.981.79%46.0816.546.7849.2247.7750.6516.2032.39%17.16
199542M21M21M0.981.77%46.0716.616.7849.1147.6650.5416.2232.84%17.73
199643M21M22M0.981.76%46.0616.666.7849.0447.6050.4716.1633.29%18.23
199744M22M22M0.981.77%46.0416.636.7749.0747.6250.5016.1333.74%18.69
199845M22M23M0.981.79%46.0216.516.7749.2347.7950.6716.1334.20%19.12
199946M23M23M0.981.82%46.0016.296.7649.5648.1150.9916.1434.66%19.58
200047M23M24M0.981.88%45.9715.966.7550.0448.6051.4816.1535.12%20.08
200148M24M24M0.981.96%45.9315.536.7450.6749.2252.1116.1135.59%20.65
200250M25M25M0.992.05%45.8915.056.7351.3949.9452.8316.0836.06%21.26
200351M26M26M0.992.15%45.8414.556.7252.1450.7053.5916.0636.53%21.93
200453M26M27M0.992.26%45.7814.066.7152.9251.4754.3616.0437.00%22.63
200555M27M28M0.992.37%45.7013.576.6953.6852.2355.1216.0337.48%23.36
200657M28M28M0.992.48%45.6013.126.6754.4052.9655.8415.9737.97%24.12
200758M29M29M0.992.58%45.4712.696.6555.0953.6556.5315.9338.47%24.92
200860M30M30M0.992.68%45.3112.306.6255.7454.3157.1815.9038.98%25.76
200962M31M31M0.992.78%45.1111.936.5956.3554.9257.7815.8839.49%26.63
201065M32M32M0.992.87%44.8611.596.5456.9155.4858.3415.8740.01%27.53
201167M33M34M0.992.95%44.5511.276.4957.4356.0058.8515.8140.54%28.46
201269M34M35M0.993.02%44.1910.986.4357.9156.4859.3515.7841.08%29.43
201371M36M36M0.993.09%43.7710.706.3658.3856.9459.8215.7641.63%30.42
201474M37M37M0.993.16%43.3110.426.2958.8357.3860.2815.7642.18%31.45
201576M38M38M0.993.21%42.8110.166.2059.2557.7960.7315.7842.74%32.51
201679M39M39M13.26%42.289.926.1159.6658.1761.1515.7743.31%33.59
201781M41M41M13.31%41.739.696.0260.0358.5361.5415.7943.88%34.71
201884M42M42M13.32%41.199.545.9160.2858.7761.8215.8444.46%35.84
201987M43M43M13.36%40.659.335.8260.6359.0962.1815.9045.05%37.00
202090M45M45M13.40%40.119.125.7260.9759.4262.5415.9945.64%38.19

Democratic Republic of the Congo 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
202192M46M46M13.42%39.638.975.6261.2359.6662.8216.0646.24%39.39
202295M48M48M13.43%39.148.835.5261.4959.9063.0916.1546.84%40.61
202398M49M49M13.45%38.668.685.4261.7560.1563.3716.2647.44%41.85
2024101M51M51M13.47%38.178.545.3262.0160.3963.6416.3848.06%43.11
2025104M52M52M13.49%37.698.395.2262.2760.6363.9216.5248.67%44.40
2026107M54M54M13.51%37.268.275.1262.5260.8664.1916.6449.29%45.71
2027110M55M55M13.52%36.848.155.0362.7761.0964.4516.7749.91%47.04
2028114M57M57M13.54%36.418.024.9363.0161.3364.7216.9250.53%48.40
2029117M58M58M13.56%35.997.904.8463.2661.5664.9817.0851.15%49.78
2030120M60M60M13.57%35.567.784.7463.5161.7965.2517.2451.76%51.18
2031123M62M62M13.57%35.137.684.6563.7462.0065.5017.3952.38%52.61
2032127M63M63M13.57%34.707.594.5763.9762.2165.7517.5553.00%54.07
2033130M65M65M13.58%34.287.494.4864.1962.4365.9917.7253.62%55.54
2034134M67M67M13.57%33.857.404.4064.4262.6466.2417.8954.23%57.04
2035137M69M69M13.58%33.427.304.3164.6562.8566.4918.0754.85%58.56
2036141M70M71M13.57%32.977.224.2364.8663.0466.7118.2355.46%60.09
2037145M72M72M13.55%32.527.154.1565.0663.2366.9418.4056.07%61.64
2038148M74M74M13.54%32.087.074.0865.2763.4267.1618.5856.68%63.21
2039152M76M76M13.52%31.637.004.0065.4763.6167.3918.7657.29%64.80
2040156M78M78M13.51%31.186.923.9265.6863.8067.6118.9557.90%66.40
2041160M80M80M13.48%30.736.863.8565.8763.9767.8219.1458.50%68.01
2042163M82M82M13.45%30.286.813.7866.0564.1468.0219.3459.10%69.63
2043167M83M84M13.42%29.836.753.7266.2464.3168.2319.5559.70%71.27
2044171M85M86M13.39%29.386.703.6566.4264.4868.4319.7660.29%72.92
2045175M87M88M13.36%28.936.643.5866.6164.6568.6419.9860.88%74.57
2046179M89M90M13.31%28.516.613.5266.7864.8068.8320.1961.47%76.23
2047183M91M92M13.27%28.096.583.4766.9664.9669.0220.4162.06%77.89
2048187M93M93M13.23%27.686.543.4167.1365.1169.2120.6362.64%79.57
2049191M95M95M13.19%27.266.513.3667.3165.2769.4020.8663.22%81.24
2050194M97M97M13.14%26.846.483.3067.4865.4269.5921.0963.79%82.92

Highest City Populations in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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RankCityPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1Kinshasa14,208,7367,785,965
2Mbuji-Mayi2,500,083874,761
3Lubumbashi2,455,5301,373,770
4Kananga1,443,984463,546
5Kisangani1,250,321539,158
6Bukavu1,066,209225,389
7Tshikapa907,876267,462
8Bunia669,65696,764
9Goma626,213144,124
10Uvira582,881170,391
11Likasi564,440422,414
12Kikwit503,218186,991
13Kolwezi493,888418,000
14Kabinda458,21359,004
15Mbandaka439,663184,185
16Matadi387,330180,109

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