Democratic Republic of the Congo Population

Population now

87,943,604
Male:43,898,704(49.91 %)
Female:44,044,900(50.09 %)
Births in 2019:3,322,112
Deaths in 2019:754,319

Life expectancy & Rates (2019)

Male:59.29 years
Female:62.39 years
Total:60.83 years
Median Age:15.91 years
Birth Rate:40.65
Death Rate:9.23
Growth Rate:3.40 %
Fertility Rate:5.82

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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%9.00
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%9.76
197624M11M12M0.951.41%46.3419.256.4145.4143.9646.8016.7426.07%10.04
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%16.56
199440M20M20M0.981.79%46.0816.546.7849.2247.7750.6516.2032.39%17.17
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%18.24
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%19.57
200047M23M24M0.981.88%45.9615.966.7550.0448.6051.4816.1535.12%20.07
200148M24M24M0.981.96%45.9315.536.7450.6749.2252.1116.1135.59%20.63
200250M25M25M0.992.05%45.8915.056.7351.3949.9452.8316.0836.06%21.25
200351M26M26M0.992.15%45.8414.556.7252.1450.7053.5916.0636.53%21.91
200453M26M27M0.992.26%45.7814.066.7152.9251.4754.3616.0437.00%22.61
200555M27M28M0.992.37%45.7013.576.6953.6852.2355.1216.0337.48%23.34
200657M28M28M0.992.48%45.6013.126.6754.4052.9655.8415.9737.97%24.11
200758M29M29M0.992.58%45.4712.696.6555.0953.6556.5315.9338.47%24.91
200860M30M30M0.992.68%45.3112.306.6255.7454.3157.1815.9038.98%25.74
200962M31M31M0.992.78%45.1111.936.5956.3554.9257.7815.8839.49%26.61
201065M32M32M0.992.87%44.8611.596.5456.9155.4858.3315.8740.01%27.51
201167M33M33M0.992.95%44.5511.286.4957.4255.9958.8415.8140.54%28.44
201269M34M35M0.993.02%44.1910.996.4357.8956.4659.3315.7841.08%29.41
201371M36M36M0.993.09%43.7710.716.3658.3556.9159.7915.7641.63%30.41
201474M37M37M0.993.14%43.3110.456.2958.7857.3360.2415.7642.18%31.43
201576M38M38M0.993.20%42.8110.196.2059.2157.7460.6815.7842.74%32.49
201679M39M39M13.26%42.289.936.1159.6258.1461.1115.7743.31%33.57
201781M41M41M13.30%41.739.716.0160.0258.5261.5415.7943.88%34.68
201884M42M42M13.35%41.199.475.9160.4358.9061.9615.8444.46%35.82
201987M43M43M13.40%40.659.235.8260.8359.2962.3915.9145.05%36.98

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
202090M45M45M13.46%40.118.995.7261.2459.6862.8215.9945.64%38.16
202192M46M46M13.51%39.628.785.6261.6360.0663.2316.0646.24%39.37
202295M48M48M13.57%39.138.575.5262.0360.4363.6416.1546.84%40.60
202398M49M49M13.62%38.648.375.4262.4260.8164.0616.2547.44%41.85
2024101M51M51M13.68%38.158.165.3262.8261.1864.4716.3748.06%43.13
2025104M52M52M13.74%37.667.955.2263.2161.5664.8816.5048.67%44.44
2026107M54M54M13.78%37.217.785.1263.5861.9165.2716.6249.29%45.77
2027111M55M55M13.83%36.767.615.0363.9562.2565.6616.7549.91%47.12
2028114M57M57M13.87%36.307.454.9364.3162.6066.0616.9050.53%48.51
2029117M59M59M13.92%35.857.284.8464.6862.9466.4517.0551.15%49.92
2030120M60M60M13.98%35.407.114.7465.0563.2966.8417.2151.76%51.35
2031124M62M62M14.01%34.956.984.6565.3863.6067.1917.3652.38%52.81
2032127M64M64M14.04%34.496.844.5665.7163.9167.5517.5253.00%54.30
2033131M65M65M14.07%34.046.714.4766.0564.2367.9017.6953.62%55.81
2034135M67M67M14.11%33.586.574.3866.3864.5468.2617.8654.23%57.35
2035138M69M69M14.14%33.136.444.2966.7164.8568.6118.0454.85%58.90
2036142M71M71M14.15%32.666.344.2167.0065.1268.9318.2055.46%60.48
2037146M73M73M14.16%32.196.244.1367.2965.3969.2418.3756.07%62.08
2038149M75M75M14.17%31.726.144.0567.5965.6669.5618.5556.68%63.70
2039153M77M77M14.17%31.256.043.9767.8865.9369.8718.7357.29%65.34
2040157M78M79M14.18%30.785.943.8968.1766.2070.1918.9257.90%66.99
2041161M80M81M14.17%30.325.873.8268.4366.4470.4819.1158.50%68.65
2042165M82M83M14.15%29.865.803.7568.6966.6870.7619.3159.10%70.33
2043169M84M85M14.13%29.395.733.6868.9566.9171.0519.5359.70%72.03
2044173M86M87M14.11%28.935.663.6169.2167.1571.3319.7560.29%73.73
2045177M88M89M14.09%28.475.593.5469.4767.3971.6219.9860.88%75.45
2046181M90M91M14.05%28.055.553.4869.7067.6071.8820.1961.47%77.18
2047185M92M93M14.02%27.635.503.4269.9467.8172.1420.4262.06%78.91
2048189M94M95M13.98%27.205.463.3670.1768.0172.4020.6562.64%80.66
2049193M96M97M13.95%26.785.413.3070.4168.2272.6620.8863.22%82.41
2050197M98M99M13.91%26.365.373.2470.6468.4372.9221.1363.79%84.17

Highest City Populations in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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RankCityPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1Kinshasa13,998,3537,785,965
2Mbuji-Mayi2,461,213874,761
3Lubumbashi2,419,8561,373,770
4Kananga1,421,785463,546
5Kisangani1,233,535539,158
6Bukavu1,048,214225,389
7Tshikapa890,428267,462
8Bunia655,75096,764
9Goma613,732144,124
10Uvira571,839170,391
11Likasi559,143422,414
12Kikwit497,589186,991
13Kolwezi491,339418,000
14Kabinda445,73259,004
15Mbandaka434,250184,185
16Matadi382,911180,109

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