Sierra Leone Population

Population now

7,907,754
Male:3,918,453(49.55 %)
Female:3,989,301(50.45 %)
Births in 2019:170,498
Deaths in 2019:61,684

Life expectancy & Rates (2019)

Male:52.30 years
Female:53.62 years
Total:52.96 years
Median Age:17.90 years
Birth Rate:33.39
Death Rate:12.08
Growth Rate:1.76 %
Fertility Rate:4.18

Population Data Graphs

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  • Population structure (mid 2019)
  • 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
19602M1M1M0.950.40%47.1533.576.1330.3728.7731.9719.5517.35%32.02
19612M1M1M0.950.42%47.4333.426.1730.5829.0232.1419.4717.90%32.47
19622M1M1M0.950.43%47.7033.266.2230.7929.2632.3219.4318.47%32.94
19632M1M1M0.950.45%47.9533.106.2631.0129.5232.5119.4219.06%33.43
19642M1M1M0.950.46%48.1732.906.3031.2629.8132.7319.4319.71%33.94
19652M1M1M0.950.48%48.3532.636.3431.5730.1732.9919.4620.38%34.48
19663M1M1M0.950.50%48.4932.266.3731.9730.6633.3019.3421.06%35.02
19673M1M1M0.950.53%48.5931.776.4032.4831.3033.6919.2821.77%35.59
19683M1M1M0.950.56%48.6831.176.4333.1032.0934.1419.2422.48%36.19
19693M1M1M0.950.60%48.7430.466.4733.8133.0134.6619.2023.22%36.84
19703M1M1M0.950.64%48.7729.686.5034.6034.0135.2419.1623.97%37.53
19713M1M1M0.950.69%48.7728.856.5235.4435.0535.8818.9724.74%38.27
19723M1M1M0.950.74%48.7328.026.5536.2736.0536.5618.8025.52%39.07
19733M1M1M0.960.79%48.6627.236.5737.0736.9537.2618.6426.32%39.92
19743M1M1M0.960.83%48.5526.516.5937.8137.7337.9518.4927.14%40.81
19753M1M2M0.960.87%48.4425.886.6138.4738.3838.6218.3627.73%41.73
19763M2M2M0.960.91%48.3225.336.6339.0538.9139.2418.1228.14%42.70
19773M2M2M0.960.94%48.2024.856.6439.5639.3639.7917.9328.55%43.70
19783M2M2M0.960.97%48.1024.436.6640.0039.7640.2717.7728.97%44.73
19793M2M2M0.960.99%48.0224.086.6840.3740.1140.6617.6329.39%45.81
19803M2M2M0.971.01%47.9423.816.6940.6440.3840.9317.5029.82%46.91
19813M2M2M0.971.03%47.8723.636.7040.8140.5741.0817.3030.25%48.02
19824M2M2M0.971.03%47.7723.546.7240.8640.6541.1117.1330.68%49.14
19834M2M2M0.971.02%47.6523.556.7240.8040.6141.0216.9931.12%50.30
19844M2M2M0.971.01%47.5123.656.7340.6240.4440.8316.8731.56%51.57
19854M2M2M0.970.98%47.3623.866.7340.3140.1440.5216.7932.00%52.96
19864M2M2M0.970.95%47.2124.206.7339.8739.6840.1116.6332.33%54.54
19874M2M2M0.970.91%47.0824.656.7339.3239.0839.6016.5132.56%56.24
19884M2M2M0.970.86%46.9725.196.7338.6838.3839.0316.4332.79%57.89
19894M2M2M0.980.82%46.8925.766.7338.0137.6238.4416.4033.02%59.23
19904M2M2M0.980.78%46.8326.336.7237.3536.8737.8616.4433.25%60.11
19914M2M2M0.980.74%46.7826.846.7136.7536.1837.3416.3833.49%60.46
19924M2M2M0.980.72%46.7327.236.7036.2535.6136.9216.3533.72%60.38
19934M2M2M0.980.70%46.6727.486.6735.8935.2036.6116.3533.96%60.04
19944M2M2M0.980.69%46.5927.546.6535.7134.9836.4616.3834.19%59.71
19954M2M2M0.980.70%46.4827.406.6135.7334.9836.5116.4134.43%59.59
19964M2M2M0.980.71%46.3427.036.5635.9835.2036.7916.4034.67%59.69
19974M2M2M0.980.74%46.1826.476.5136.4335.6137.2816.4234.91%60.01
19984M2M2M0.980.79%45.9925.756.4637.0636.1837.9616.4535.14%60.69
19994M2M2M0.980.84%45.7724.916.3937.8236.8738.8016.4835.38%61.86
20005M2M2M0.980.90%45.5123.996.3238.7037.6839.7616.4735.63%63.62
20015M2M2M0.970.96%45.2123.016.2439.6638.5740.7816.4535.87%66.06
20025M2M3M0.971.04%44.8622.036.1640.6639.5241.8216.4636.11%69.10
20035M3M3M0.971.11%44.4521.066.0741.6740.5142.8416.4936.35%72.48
20045M3M3M0.971.18%43.9920.145.9742.6641.5343.8116.5336.60%75.83
20056M3M3M0.971.25%43.4519.285.8643.6242.5544.7116.6036.92%78.87
20066M3M3M0.971.32%42.8218.465.7544.5743.5745.5716.6137.30%81.53
20076M3M3M0.971.38%42.1117.675.6245.5044.6046.4116.6337.69%83.85
20086M3M3M0.971.44%41.3116.905.4946.4345.6247.2516.6738.08%85.94
20096M3M3M0.981.50%40.4516.155.3547.3546.6248.0816.7438.47%87.96
20106M3M3M0.981.56%39.5615.455.2048.2247.5748.8816.8438.86%90.03
20117M3M3M0.981.61%38.6814.815.0649.0348.4449.6416.8939.25%92.16
20127M3M3M0.981.65%37.8214.254.9249.7649.2050.3416.9839.64%94.31
20137M3M3M0.981.69%37.0113.774.7950.4049.8550.9617.0840.04%96.49
20147M4M4M0.981.72%36.2813.364.6750.9550.4151.5117.2040.43%98.68
20157M4M4M0.981.73%35.6113.034.5651.4250.8751.9917.3340.83%100.88
20167M4M4M0.981.75%35.0112.754.4651.8451.2652.4217.4741.23%103.10
20178M4M4M0.981.75%34.5012.554.3752.1951.5952.8117.6041.64%105.34
20188M4M4M0.981.76%33.9512.324.2752.5751.9453.2117.7442.06%107.61
20198M4M4M0.981.76%33.3912.084.1852.9652.3053.6217.9042.48%109.88

Sierra Leone Population Projections

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
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Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
20208M4M4M0.981.77%32.8411.844.0853.3452.6654.0318.0842.92%112.17
20218M4M4M0.981.78%32.3511.643.9953.7353.0354.4518.2343.37%114.45
20228M4M4M0.981.79%31.8511.433.9154.1253.4054.8618.4143.83%116.75
20239M4M4M0.981.79%31.3611.233.8254.5253.7655.2818.6144.30%119.05
20249M4M4M0.981.80%30.8611.023.7454.9154.1355.6918.8044.78%121.37
20259M4M4M0.981.81%30.3710.823.6555.3054.5056.1119.0245.27%123.70
20269M4M5M0.991.81%29.9210.663.5855.6754.8456.5019.2545.77%126.04
20279M5M5M0.991.81%29.4610.503.5156.0355.1956.8919.4846.27%128.39
20289M5M5M0.991.81%29.0110.343.4456.4055.5357.2819.7346.79%130.75
202910M5M5M0.991.80%28.5510.183.3756.7655.8857.6719.9847.32%133.12
203010M5M5M0.991.80%28.1010.023.3057.1356.2258.0620.2347.85%135.49
203110M5M5M0.991.80%27.689.903.2457.4656.5358.4220.4648.39%137.84
203210M5M5M0.991.78%27.259.793.1857.8056.8458.7720.7048.94%140.21
203310M5M5M0.991.77%26.839.673.1358.1357.1659.1320.9549.50%142.58
203410M5M5M0.991.76%26.409.563.0758.4757.4759.4821.2050.07%144.94
203511M5M5M0.991.75%25.989.443.0158.8057.7859.8421.4650.64%147.31
203611M5M5M0.991.73%25.599.372.9759.1058.0660.1621.6951.22%149.65
203711M5M5M0.991.71%25.219.302.9259.4058.3360.4821.9351.80%151.99
203811M5M6M0.991.69%24.829.232.8859.6958.6160.8022.1752.39%154.32
203911M6M6M0.991.67%24.449.162.8359.9958.8861.1222.4252.99%156.65
204011M6M6M0.991.65%24.059.092.7960.2959.1661.4422.6753.59%158.95
204112M6M6M0.991.62%23.709.062.7560.5559.4061.7322.9154.19%161.24
204212M6M6M0.991.59%23.359.032.7260.8259.6462.0223.1654.79%163.51
204312M6M6M0.991.56%23.008.992.6861.0859.8962.3123.4255.39%165.75
204412M6M6M0.991.53%22.658.962.6561.3560.1362.6023.6755.99%167.98
204512M6M6M0.991.50%22.308.932.6161.6160.3762.8923.9256.59%170.18
204612M6M6M0.991.46%22.008.932.5861.8460.5863.1524.1857.19%172.36
204713M6M6M0.991.43%21.698.932.5562.0760.7863.4024.4557.78%174.52
204813M6M6M0.981.39%21.398.942.5262.3160.9963.6624.7258.37%176.64
204913M6M6M0.981.36%21.088.942.4962.5461.1963.9124.9958.96%178.74
205013M6M7M0.981.32%20.788.942.4662.7761.4064.1725.2759.55%180.82

Highest City Populations in Sierra Leone

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1Freetown1,172,860802,639

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