Sierra Leone Population

Population now

7,963,668
Male:3,974,253(49.91 %)
Female:3,989,415(50.09 %)
Births in 2020:107,345
Deaths in 2020:37,496

Life expectancy & Rates (2020)

Male:54.21 years
Female:55.88 years
Total:55.07 years
Median Age:18.40 years
Birth Rate:32.35
Death Rate:11.30
Growth Rate:1.86 %
Fertility Rate:4.08

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  • Population structure (mid 2020)
  • Urbanization

Sierra Leone 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
19602M1M1M0.960.45%46.9332.306.1331.5730.4932.6520.0017.35%32.31
19612M1M1M0.960.47%47.1432.056.1731.9330.8732.9919.9017.90%32.79
19622M1M1M0.960.49%47.3331.796.2232.3031.2733.3519.8518.47%33.30
19632M1M1M0.960.51%47.5031.496.2632.7131.6933.7319.8419.06%33.83
19642M1M1M0.960.53%47.6231.166.3033.1332.1434.1419.8419.71%34.38
19653M1M1M0.960.55%47.7030.786.3433.5932.6134.5819.8420.38%34.96
19663M1M1M0.960.57%47.7330.376.3734.0733.1035.0519.6921.06%35.57
19673M1M1M0.960.60%47.7429.926.4034.5733.6035.5519.5921.77%36.20
19683M1M1M0.960.62%47.7429.476.4335.0834.0936.0719.5022.48%36.86
19693M1M1M0.960.65%47.7329.016.4735.5934.5836.6019.4223.22%37.54
19703M1M1M0.960.67%47.7128.556.5036.1035.0737.1319.3423.97%38.26
19713M1M1M0.960.70%47.6828.096.5236.6035.5637.6519.1224.74%39.01
19723M1M1M0.960.72%47.6427.646.5537.0936.0438.1518.9325.52%39.79
19733M1M1M0.960.75%47.5927.196.5737.5736.5338.6318.7726.32%40.61
19743M1M2M0.960.78%47.5426.776.5938.0337.0039.0718.6327.14%41.46
19753M1M2M0.960.80%47.4926.376.6138.4737.4739.4818.5227.73%42.34
19763M2M2M0.970.83%47.4525.996.6338.8837.9139.8618.3128.14%43.25
19773M2M2M0.970.85%47.4425.646.6439.2738.3340.2118.1528.55%44.19
19783M2M2M0.970.87%47.4525.316.6639.6238.7140.5418.0328.97%45.17
19793M2M2M0.970.90%47.4825.036.6839.9439.0440.8417.9329.39%46.19
19803M2M2M0.970.92%47.5124.786.6940.1939.3241.0817.8529.82%47.23
19813M2M2M0.970.93%47.5324.596.7040.3939.5241.2617.6930.25%48.29
19824M2M2M0.970.94%47.5324.446.7240.5039.6541.3617.5630.68%49.35
19834M2M2M0.970.95%47.4924.356.7240.5539.7241.3817.4631.12%50.46
19844M2M2M0.970.95%47.4224.316.7340.5139.7141.3117.3931.56%51.68
19854M2M2M0.970.94%47.3024.346.7340.3839.6141.1517.3332.00%53.04
19864M2M2M0.970.93%47.1724.446.7340.1539.4340.8717.1932.33%54.60
19874M2M2M0.970.91%47.0224.616.7339.8339.1640.5017.0832.56%56.29
19884M2M2M0.970.89%46.8624.846.7339.4438.8240.0717.0132.79%57.94
19894M2M2M0.970.86%46.7125.116.7339.0138.4439.5916.9733.02%59.30
19904M2M2M0.980.83%46.5625.396.7238.5638.0339.1016.9933.25%60.21
19914M2M2M0.980.81%46.3925.666.7138.1237.6338.6216.9033.49%60.62
19924M2M2M0.980.78%46.2125.906.7037.7237.2638.1916.8233.72%60.60
19934M2M2M0.980.76%46.0126.086.6737.3836.9537.8316.7833.96%60.34
19944M2M2M0.980.75%45.7726.166.6537.1636.7337.5916.7634.19%60.07
19954M2M2M0.980.74%45.5226.116.6137.0836.6637.5116.7434.43%59.99
19964M2M2M0.980.75%45.2525.916.5637.1936.7637.6316.6934.67%60.12
19974M2M2M0.980.76%44.9725.546.5137.5037.0337.9516.6934.91%60.43
19984M2M2M0.980.79%44.6825.026.4637.9837.4838.4716.7135.14%61.07
19994M2M2M0.980.82%44.3824.376.3938.6338.1039.1616.7235.38%62.20
20005M2M2M0.980.87%44.0723.596.3239.4438.8640.0116.7035.63%63.91
20015M2M2M0.980.92%43.7522.746.2440.3739.7540.9816.7035.87%66.27
20025M2M3M0.990.99%43.4021.836.1641.3840.7142.0216.7236.11%69.22
20035M3M3M0.991.06%43.0220.916.0742.4241.7143.1016.7536.35%72.50
20045M3M3M0.991.13%42.6020.015.9743.4742.7344.1816.8036.60%75.75
20056M3M3M0.991.20%42.1319.155.8644.5043.7345.2516.8836.92%78.70
20066M3M3M0.991.27%41.5718.315.7545.5244.7246.2916.9037.30%81.26
20076M3M3M0.991.34%40.9417.505.6246.5245.7047.3116.9537.69%83.49
20086M3M3M0.991.41%40.2416.725.4947.5146.6648.3217.0138.08%85.50
20096M3M3M0.991.47%39.4715.965.3548.4747.6049.3017.1038.47%87.44
20106M3M3M0.991.54%38.6815.255.2049.3848.5050.2317.2138.86%89.43
20117M3M3M0.991.59%37.8714.605.0650.2349.3451.0917.2839.25%91.49
20127M3M3M0.991.65%37.0914.014.9251.0250.1251.8817.3739.64%93.57
20137M3M3M0.991.70%36.3613.484.7951.7350.8352.5917.4940.04%95.68
20147M3M4M0.991.74%35.6813.034.6752.3751.4953.2217.6140.43%97.81
20157M4M4M0.991.78%35.0612.634.5652.9452.0753.7717.7440.83%99.97
20167M4M4M0.991.81%34.4812.294.4653.4452.5954.2617.8641.23%102.16
20177M4M4M0.991.83%33.9412.004.3653.9053.0554.7017.9841.64%104.38
20188M4M4M11.83%33.4311.834.2754.2253.3555.0418.1142.06%106.64
20198M4M4M11.84%32.8911.574.1854.6453.7855.4618.2542.48%108.91
20208M4M4M11.86%32.3511.304.0855.0754.2155.8818.4042.92%111.19

Sierra Leone 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
20218M4M4M11.86%31.8511.123.9955.4254.5456.2518.5443.37%113.48
20228M4M4M11.87%31.3510.933.9155.7754.8756.6218.7143.83%115.78
20238M4M4M11.87%30.8410.753.8256.1155.2056.9918.8944.30%118.09
20249M4M4M11.87%30.3410.563.7456.4655.5357.3619.0944.78%120.42
20259M4M4M11.87%29.8410.383.6556.8155.8657.7319.3045.27%122.75
20269M4M4M11.87%29.4010.233.5857.1556.1858.0919.5445.77%125.09
20279M5M5M11.87%28.9510.093.5157.4956.5158.4519.7746.27%127.43
20289M5M5M11.87%28.519.943.4457.8456.8358.8220.0146.79%129.77
20299M5M5M11.86%28.069.803.3758.1857.1659.1820.2547.32%132.13
203010M5M5M11.86%27.629.653.3058.5257.4859.5420.4847.85%134.50
203110M5M5M11.85%27.229.543.2458.8457.7859.8820.7148.39%136.86
203210M5M5M11.84%26.829.443.1959.1658.0860.2220.9648.94%139.22
203310M5M5M11.83%26.439.333.1359.4858.3960.5621.1849.50%141.59
203410M5M5M11.82%26.039.233.0859.8058.6960.9021.4350.07%143.96
203510M5M5M11.81%25.639.123.0260.1258.9961.2421.6950.64%146.33
203611M5M5M11.79%25.279.052.9860.4159.2661.5521.9251.22%148.69
203711M5M5M11.77%24.928.992.9460.7059.5361.8622.1651.80%151.05
203811M6M5M11.75%24.568.922.8960.9959.8162.1722.4152.39%153.39
203911M6M6M11.73%24.218.862.8561.2860.0862.4822.6552.99%155.73
204011M6M6M11.71%23.858.792.8161.5760.3562.7922.9153.59%158.06
204112M6M6M11.68%23.528.762.7761.8360.5963.0723.1554.19%160.37
204212M6M6M11.66%23.198.732.7462.0960.8463.3523.4054.79%162.68
204312M6M6M11.63%22.878.692.7062.3561.0863.6323.6555.39%164.97
204412M6M6M11.60%22.548.662.6762.6161.3363.9123.9055.99%167.26
204512M6M6M11.57%22.218.632.6362.8761.5764.1924.1756.59%169.51
204612M6M6M11.54%21.908.632.6063.1061.7864.4424.4257.19%171.75
204712M6M6M11.50%21.608.632.5763.3462.0064.7024.6957.78%173.96
204813M6M6M11.47%21.298.632.5563.5762.2164.9524.9558.37%176.15
204913M6M6M11.43%20.998.632.5263.8162.4365.2125.2158.96%178.31
205013M6M6M11.40%20.688.632.4964.0462.6465.4625.4859.55%180.44

Highest City Populations in Sierra Leone

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1Freetown1,199,236802,639

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