Gambia Population

Population now

2,411,386
Male:1,196,152(49.59 %)
Female:1,215,152(50.41 %)
Births in 2020:37,787
Deaths in 2020:7,590

Life expectancy & Rates (2020)

Male:60.97 years
Female:63.83 years
Total:62.38 years
Median Age:16.83 years
Birth Rate:37.59
Death Rate:7.55
Growth Rate:3.98 %
Fertility Rate:5.09

Population Data Graphs

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  • Birth & Death rate
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  • Population structure (mid 2020)
  • Urbanization

Gambia 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
1960365k182k183k0.990.57%48.8531.126.2532.0530.8533.2917.4712.13%32.31
1961372k186k187k10.58%48.6530.756.2332.3431.1333.5817.4712.33%32.96
1962380k190k190k10.60%48.4830.346.2132.6731.4733.9217.5512.54%33.62
1963388k194k193k1.010.62%48.3329.876.2033.0731.8734.3217.6912.86%34.30
1964396k199k197k1.010.64%48.2129.346.2033.5432.3434.7917.8413.68%35.05
1965405k204k201k1.010.67%48.1228.736.1934.1032.9035.3517.9814.53%35.86
1966415k209k206k1.020.71%48.0328.056.1934.7433.5435.9817.9515.43%36.77
1967427k215k212k1.020.76%47.9327.316.1935.4534.2536.6917.9516.38%37.75
1968439k221k217k1.020.80%47.8226.546.1936.2135.0237.4617.9617.37%38.81
1969451k228k224k1.020.85%47.6925.746.1837.0235.8338.2817.9818.41%39.93
1970464k234k230k1.020.91%47.5724.936.1937.8736.6739.1318.0219.50%41.10
1971478k241k237k1.020.97%47.4724.136.1938.7337.5340.0017.9020.63%42.31
1972492k248k244k1.021.03%47.4323.356.2139.6138.4040.8817.8321.81%43.58
1973507k256k251k1.021.10%47.4322.606.2440.4939.2841.7717.7922.94%44.91
1974523k264k259k1.021.17%47.4921.886.2741.3540.1442.6417.7723.68%46.31
1975540k272k268k1.021.24%47.5521.206.3142.2140.9943.5017.7524.43%47.79
1976558k282k276k1.021.32%47.5920.556.3443.0541.8244.3417.6025.19%49.36
1977577k291k286k1.021.39%47.5719.916.3743.8842.6645.1817.4925.97%51.04
1978597k301k295k1.021.46%47.4719.296.3944.7143.4846.0217.4126.77%52.79
1979617k312k305k1.021.53%47.3018.686.3945.5344.3046.8417.3727.59%54.58
1980637k322k315k1.021.60%47.1018.096.3846.3445.1147.6617.3828.41%56.39
1981658k333k325k1.021.68%46.9117.526.3547.1345.9048.4517.2329.26%58.19
1982678k343k335k1.021.75%46.7716.986.3247.9046.6749.2317.1530.11%60.01
1983700k354k346k1.021.84%46.7216.476.2948.6547.4149.9817.1331.01%61.96
1984726k367k359k1.021.92%46.7516.006.2649.3548.1150.6917.1132.01%64.22
1985756k381k374k1.022.01%46.8415.576.2350.0048.7651.3517.0833.02%66.88
1986791k398k393k1.012.09%46.9715.196.2050.5849.3451.9317.0034.05%70.01
1987831k417k414k1.012.17%47.0914.866.1751.0849.8552.4316.9835.09%73.54
1988873k437k436k12.24%47.1414.576.1451.5250.2952.8617.0036.16%77.30
1989916k457k458k12.29%47.1114.316.1251.8950.6853.2217.0737.23%81.03
1990956k477k479k12.34%46.9814.086.1052.2251.0253.5417.1838.31%84.57
1991993k495k497k12.37%46.7413.856.0852.5351.3353.8316.9039.41%87.85
19921M513k515k12.41%46.4013.616.0652.8351.6554.1316.6640.52%90.93
19931M530k531k12.44%45.9913.356.0453.1651.9754.4516.4641.59%93.88
19941M547k547k12.48%45.5213.086.0253.5152.3354.7916.2842.47%96.83
19951M564k564k12.52%45.0112.786.0053.8952.7155.1716.1443.36%99.87
19961M582k582k12.57%44.4912.475.9854.3053.1255.5815.9044.26%103.02
19971M600k601k12.62%43.9812.165.9654.7253.5555.9815.7345.16%106.24
19981M618k620k12.67%43.5011.855.9455.1353.9956.3815.6046.06%109.57
19991M637k641k0.992.73%43.0611.555.9155.5554.4356.7715.5146.96%113.02
20001M656k661k0.992.79%42.6811.265.8855.9654.8657.1515.4647.87%116.61
20011M677k683k0.992.86%42.3710.985.8556.3655.2857.5415.4548.78%120.36
20021M698k706k0.992.93%42.1010.715.8256.7655.6957.9315.4749.68%124.27
20031M721k729k0.993.01%41.8810.455.7957.1656.0858.3315.5150.56%128.31
20041M744k753k0.993.08%41.6810.215.7657.5556.4658.7415.5851.29%132.44
20052M767k777k0.993.16%41.529.975.7357.9456.8259.1515.6852.02%136.61
20062M790k801k0.993.24%41.389.755.7058.3157.1659.5515.7352.75%140.84
20072M814k826k0.993.32%41.269.555.6758.6757.4959.9415.8153.48%145.12
20082M839k851k0.993.40%41.149.365.6459.0157.8060.3115.9154.21%149.49
20092M864k877k0.993.47%41.029.185.6159.3358.1060.6516.0254.94%154.01
20102M890k903k0.993.54%40.889.015.5859.6458.3960.9616.1355.66%158.69
20112M917k931k0.983.60%40.728.865.5559.9258.6661.2416.1856.38%163.55
20122M945k960k0.983.65%40.528.725.5260.1858.9261.5116.2657.11%168.59
20132M974k989k0.983.69%40.308.595.4860.4359.1561.7616.3457.82%173.78
20142M1M1M0.983.73%40.038.465.4460.6759.3862.0216.4258.53%179.12
20152M1M1M0.983.77%39.728.335.3960.9159.6062.2816.5159.23%184.59
20162M1M1M0.983.81%39.368.195.3461.1759.8462.5516.5659.92%190.19
20172M1M1M0.983.85%38.978.045.2861.4460.0962.8416.6160.60%195.92
20182M1M1M0.983.89%38.447.865.2161.7960.4263.2116.6861.27%201.78
20192M1M1M0.983.93%38.027.715.1562.0960.7063.5216.7461.93%207.79
20202M1M1M0.983.98%37.597.555.0962.3860.9763.8316.8362.58%213.89

Gambia 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
20212M1M1M0.984.02%37.087.395.0262.7161.2864.1716.9163.22%220.09
20223M1M1M0.984.06%36.567.234.9463.0361.5964.5116.9863.85%226.37
20233M1M1M0.984.10%36.057.074.8763.3661.8964.8417.0964.47%232.83
20243M1M1M0.984.14%35.536.914.7963.6862.2065.1817.1665.08%239.38
20253M1M1M0.984.19%35.026.754.7264.0162.5165.5217.3165.68%246.02
20263M1M1M0.984.20%34.516.644.6564.2762.7565.8017.4366.26%252.74
20273M1M1M0.984.20%34.016.544.5764.5363.0066.0717.5566.84%259.65
20283M1M2M0.984.21%33.506.434.5064.8063.2466.3517.7067.40%266.55
20293M2M2M0.984.21%33.006.334.4265.0663.4966.6217.8567.95%273.54
20303M2M2M0.984.22%32.496.224.3565.3263.7366.9018.0368.49%280.62
20313M2M2M0.984.21%32.026.154.2865.5463.9367.1418.1869.02%287.70
20323M2M2M0.984.18%31.566.094.2165.7664.1367.3718.3569.54%294.96
20333M2M2M0.984.16%31.096.024.1365.9864.3467.6118.5370.04%302.21
20343M2M2M0.984.14%30.635.964.0666.2064.5467.8418.7470.54%309.56
20354M2M2M0.984.12%30.165.893.9966.4264.7468.0818.9471.02%316.99
20364M2M2M0.984.08%29.745.863.9266.6164.9268.2919.1471.48%324.42
20374M2M2M0.984.03%29.315.833.8566.8065.0968.4919.3671.94%331.95
20384M2M2M0.983.99%28.895.793.7866.9965.2768.7019.6072.38%339.47
20394M2M2M0.983.94%28.465.763.7167.1865.4468.9019.8472.81%347.08
20404M2M2M0.983.89%28.045.733.6467.3765.6269.1120.1073.23%354.69
20414M2M2M0.983.83%27.655.723.5867.5465.7769.3020.3173.65%362.39
20424M2M2M0.983.77%27.265.713.5267.7165.9369.4920.5474.06%370.09
20434M2M2M0.983.71%26.875.713.4567.8966.0869.6720.7874.47%377.79
20444M2M2M0.983.65%26.485.703.3968.0666.2469.8621.0174.88%385.49
20454M2M2M0.983.59%26.095.693.3368.2366.3970.0521.2875.28%393.27
20465M2M2M0.983.51%25.725.703.2868.3966.5370.2321.5275.68%400.97
20475M2M2M0.983.44%25.355.713.2268.5466.6770.4021.7476.08%408.76
20485M2M2M0.983.37%24.995.723.1768.7066.8170.5821.9876.46%416.55
20495M2M2M0.983.30%24.625.733.1168.8566.9570.7522.2376.85%424.34
20505M2M2M0.983.22%24.255.743.0669.0167.0970.9322.5077.23%432.04

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