Zambia Population

Population now

18,217,184
Male:9,039,788(49.62 %)
Female:9,178,548(50.38 %)
Births in 2019:437,742
Deaths in 2019:86,233

Life expectancy & Rates (2019)

Male:60.10 years
Female:65.64 years
Total:62.86 years
Median Age:16.58 years
Birth Rate:37.26
Death Rate:7.34
Growth Rate:4.08 %
Fertility Rate:4.82

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Zambia 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
19603M2M2M0.991.53%49.9919.767.1245.1243.6246.6716.2418.15%4.05
19613M2M2M0.991.57%50.1419.507.1745.5044.0147.0416.1218.95%4.17
19623M2M2M0.991.61%50.2119.247.2145.8744.3847.4016.0219.79%4.31
19633M2M2M0.991.65%50.2118.977.2546.2344.7447.7515.9420.71%4.44
19643M2M2M0.991.68%50.1318.717.2746.5745.0948.1115.8722.02%4.59
19654M2M2M0.991.71%50.0018.437.2946.9345.4348.4715.8223.37%4.73
19664M2M2M0.991.75%49.8518.147.3047.3045.8048.8515.6824.79%4.88
19674M2M2M0.991.79%49.7217.837.3247.7046.1849.2615.5726.26%5.04
19684M2M2M0.991.83%49.6117.517.3348.1346.6049.7015.5027.79%5.20
19694M2M2M0.991.88%49.5517.187.3548.5847.0350.1615.4429.37%5.37
19704M2M2M0.991.94%49.5116.847.3749.0447.4850.6415.3830.35%5.55
19714M2M2M0.992.00%49.4916.507.3849.5147.9451.1215.3031.24%5.74
19724M2M2M0.992.06%49.4616.187.3949.9748.3851.5915.2232.15%5.94
19735M2M2M0.992.11%49.3915.887.3950.4048.8052.0415.1633.06%6.15
19745M2M2M0.992.16%49.2715.607.3850.7849.1652.4315.1333.99%6.37
19755M2M2M0.992.19%49.0915.377.3651.0949.4652.7615.1334.93%6.60
19765M3M3M0.992.22%48.8615.197.3251.3249.6653.0115.0535.89%6.83
19775M3M3M0.992.23%48.5815.057.2851.4649.7753.1915.0236.86%7.07
19786M3M3M0.992.22%48.2714.977.2251.5049.7853.2715.0237.83%7.31
19796M3M3M0.992.21%47.9414.947.1651.4449.6753.2615.0438.82%7.56
19806M3M3M0.992.18%47.5914.987.0951.2749.4453.1515.0739.82%7.83
19816M3M3M0.992.13%47.2515.097.0250.9649.0752.9115.0639.85%8.10
19826M3M3M0.992.07%46.9215.266.9550.5348.5752.5615.0739.81%8.38
19837M3M3M0.992.01%46.6215.506.8849.9947.9652.1015.1139.76%8.67
19847M3M3M0.991.93%46.3415.796.8149.3647.2651.5615.1739.71%8.95
19857M3M4M0.991.86%46.0916.126.7548.6646.5050.9415.2539.66%9.24
19867M4M4M0.991.78%45.8716.496.6947.9145.7050.2615.2339.61%9.53
19877M4M4M0.981.70%45.6816.896.6247.1444.8949.5415.2439.56%9.81
19888M4M4M0.981.63%45.5117.286.5646.3844.1048.8115.2639.51%10.10
19898M4M4M0.981.57%45.3517.656.5045.6643.3848.1015.3239.46%10.38
19908M4M4M0.981.51%45.2217.996.4445.0042.7347.4415.3939.41%10.67
19918M4M4M0.981.47%45.1318.296.3844.4342.1946.8315.3738.99%10.95
19928M4M4M0.981.43%45.0818.536.3343.9541.7546.3015.3838.51%11.23
19939M4M4M0.981.41%45.0618.726.2843.5641.4345.8515.4138.04%11.52
19949M4M4M0.981.39%45.0718.826.2343.3041.2245.5015.4537.57%11.82
19959M5M5M0.981.39%45.0918.836.1943.1741.1645.2915.4937.10%12.14
19969M5M5M0.981.41%45.1118.726.1543.1841.2545.2115.4936.64%12.48
199710M5M5M0.981.44%45.1118.516.1243.3541.4845.2915.5036.18%12.84
199810M5M5M0.981.48%45.0818.186.0943.6541.8645.5015.5235.72%13.22
199910M5M5M0.981.53%44.9917.766.0744.1042.3745.8715.5535.26%13.61
200011M5M5M0.981.60%44.8417.246.0444.7043.0246.4015.5834.80%13.99
200111M5M5M0.981.68%44.6016.646.0045.4543.8147.0915.5135.00%14.38
200211M6M6M0.981.77%44.2915.975.9646.3344.7247.9415.4635.48%14.78
200311M6M6M0.981.88%43.9115.255.9247.3345.7348.9215.4235.95%15.18
200412M6M6M0.982.00%43.4614.515.8648.4346.8250.0215.3836.43%15.59
200512M6M6M0.982.12%42.9713.765.7949.6347.9951.2415.3736.91%16.01
200612M6M6M0.982.26%42.4413.005.7250.9349.2552.5815.3537.40%16.45
200713M6M6M0.982.42%41.9012.255.6452.3150.5854.0115.3537.88%16.91
200813M6M7M0.982.59%41.3611.515.5653.7551.9555.5215.3838.37%17.38
200913M7M7M0.982.78%40.8410.805.4855.1953.3257.0415.4138.86%17.88
201014M7M7M0.982.98%40.3610.145.4056.5954.6258.5215.4639.36%18.40
201114M7M7M0.983.18%39.929.565.3257.8755.8159.9015.5739.85%18.95
201215M7M7M0.983.37%39.519.055.2459.0156.8561.1515.6740.35%19.53
201315M8M8M0.983.53%39.138.635.1759.9857.7162.2415.7940.87%20.13
201416M8M8M0.983.68%38.778.285.1060.7858.3963.1615.9241.38%20.76
201516M8M8M0.983.81%38.448.005.0461.4058.9063.9016.0541.91%21.39
201617M8M8M0.983.90%38.137.784.9861.8759.2864.4816.1742.44%22.05
201717M8M9M0.983.93%37.857.674.9362.1359.5064.7716.3042.98%22.71
201818M9M9M0.994.01%37.557.504.8762.4959.8065.2016.4443.52%23.40
201918M9M9M0.984.08%37.267.344.8262.8660.1065.6416.5844.07%24.10

Zambia Population Projections

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
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Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
202019M9M9M0.984.15%36.967.174.7663.2260.4066.0716.7244.63%24.82
202119M10M10M0.984.21%36.657.044.7163.5460.7366.3816.8445.19%25.56
202220M10M10M0.984.26%36.346.914.6663.8661.0766.6916.9745.76%26.31
202320M10M10M0.984.31%36.036.794.6064.1961.4066.9917.1046.34%27.09
202421M10M11M0.984.36%35.726.664.5564.5161.7467.3017.2446.91%27.88
202522M11M11M0.984.42%35.416.534.5064.8362.0767.6117.3747.50%28.69
202622M11M11M0.984.46%35.076.424.4565.1662.4467.8917.4948.09%29.52
202723M11M12M0.984.50%34.736.314.4065.4962.8168.1817.6148.68%30.37
202824M12M12M0.984.55%34.386.204.3565.8263.1768.4617.7449.28%31.24
202924M12M12M0.994.59%34.046.094.3066.1563.5468.7517.8649.88%32.13
203025M12M13M0.994.64%33.705.984.2566.4863.9169.0317.9950.48%33.03
203126M13M13M0.994.66%33.355.894.2166.7964.2669.3018.1151.08%33.95
203226M13M13M0.994.69%33.005.804.1667.1064.6169.5718.2351.69%34.89
203327M13M14M0.994.71%32.655.724.1267.4064.9569.8318.3652.30%35.84
203428M14M14M0.994.74%32.305.634.0767.7165.3070.1018.5052.91%36.81
203528M14M14M0.994.77%31.955.544.0368.0265.6570.3718.6353.51%37.79
203629M14M15M0.994.77%31.635.483.9968.3165.9670.6318.7654.12%38.79
203730M15M15M0.994.78%31.315.423.9568.6066.2870.8918.9054.72%39.81
203831M15M15M0.994.79%30.985.353.9168.8866.5971.1519.0555.32%40.84
203932M16M16M0.994.80%30.665.293.8769.1766.9171.4119.2255.92%41.89
204032M16M16M0.994.80%30.345.233.8369.4667.2271.6719.4056.52%42.95
204133M16M17M0.994.78%30.065.203.7969.7267.4971.9119.5657.12%44.03
204234M17M17M0.994.77%29.785.163.7569.9767.7672.1619.7357.72%45.13
204335M17M18M0.994.75%29.495.133.7270.2368.0272.4019.9058.31%46.25
204436M18M18M0.994.74%29.215.093.6870.4868.2972.6520.0858.90%47.37
204537M18M18M0.994.72%28.935.063.6470.7468.5672.8920.2659.49%48.52
204637M19M19M0.994.69%28.675.043.6170.9768.7973.1220.4260.07%49.68
204738M19M19M0.994.65%28.425.033.5871.2069.0373.3520.5960.65%50.86
204839M19M20M0.994.62%28.165.013.5471.4369.2673.5820.7761.23%52.05
204940M20M20M0.994.58%27.915.003.5171.6669.5073.8120.9561.81%53.26
205041M20M21M0.994.55%27.654.983.4871.8969.7374.0421.1262.38%54.48

Highest City Populations in Zambia

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RankCityPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1Lusaka2,665,6791,267,440
2Kitwe666,189400,914
3Ndola532,519394,518

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